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Special Connections earns grant from Community Foundation of Grundy County

Award is 19th grant from Community Foundation of Grundy County in 2019

Community Foundation of Grundy County program director Devan Gagliardo (left) presents a $1,000 grant to Jennifer Price of Special Connections.
Community Foundation of Grundy County program director Devan Gagliardo (left) presents a $1,000 grant to Jennifer Price of Special Connections.

The Community Foundation of Grundy County has selected Special Connections of Grundy County as the 19th recipient of a $1,000 grant celebrating the CFGC’s 20th anniversary year.

Special Connections of Grundy County’s mission is to connect people with disabilities to their community through social interactions, education, recreational opportunities and shared information.

Special Connections was nominated to receive a grant in the honor of board president and co-founder Jennifer Price. According to the nominator, “Jennifer noticed a complete lack of recreational and social services for students with disabilities who have aged out of the school system. Jennifer took it upon herself to establish Special Connections, whose function came to provide a social and recreational outlet for individuals with disabilities, simultaneously creating a community for individuals sharing a common desire. Individuals with disabilities have much to contribute if only provided with an appropriate avenue to show their importance. Jennifer has assisted in establishing this avenue!”

Find more information on Special Connections at www.specialconnections.org. If you are interested in donating to Special Connections, donations can be sent to PO Box 289 Morris,IL 60450.

CFGC has chosen 20 $1,000 grant recipients for 2019. Grants have been awarded to non-profits serving Grundy County as nominated by the community. Nominations, such as the grant to Special Connections, have been made in honor of an employee or volunteer who has brought great value to a non-profit. 

While the CFGC is no longer taking new nominations, the organization still has one more to announce for 2019.

Anniversary Grant recipients have included Breaking Away, Morris Youth Tackle Football, Help for Hope, Grundy Area PADS, Goose Lake Prairie Partners, Angels of Hope, Loving Deeds, the Morris Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation, and the Morris Theater Guild.

See all the grant recipients on the CFGC website at www.cfgrundycounty.com.

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