Twice as Nice sees diaper demand skyrocket

GFF grantee Twice as Nice Mother & Child is working overtime to help fill the dramatically increasing demand for diapers resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. A Chicago Herald article, Twice…

Nonprofit feeds county’s jobless, health heroes

A Chicago Tribune Lake County News Sun article “Nonprofit feeds county’s jobless, health heroes” recently featured GFF grantee Roberti Community House. The Robert House Culinary Pathway “has rapidly boosted efforts…

Chicago-area food banks report ‘dramatic increase’ in demand as many seek assistance for 1st time

In this ABC7 Chicago piece, “Chicago-area food banks report ‘dramatic increase’ in demand as many seek assistance for 1st time,” Julie Yurko, president and CEO of the Northern Illinois Food…

Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed over 100,000 books across Chicagoland since beginning of coronavirus crisis

Listen to Brian Floriani, GFF grantee Bernie’s Book Bank’s Founder and Chief Advancement Officer), and John Williams discuss Bernie’s Book Bank, which supplies books to underprivileged kids in Chicago for…

Rosalind Franklin University celebrates ‘Science Saturday’ grads

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science’s INSPIRE and Science Saturday’s program, which is supported by GFF, was recently reported on in a Daily Herald article “Rosalind Franklin University celebrates…

Lake County launches igrow home visiting program

The Gorter Family Foundation and the Steans Family Foundation helped fund and launch Lake County’s new igrow home visiting program, which was featured in a Lake County Journal articleLake County…

Northern Illinois Food Bank Wins Innovation Award For ‘My Pantry Express’

Northern Illinois Food Bank, a GFF grantee based in Geneva, Ill., was featured in a Kane County Connects article, “Northern Illinois Food Bank Wins Innovation Award for ‘My Pantry Express.’…

Kohl Children’s Museum travels to North Chicago for pop-up exhibit featuring STEM activities

Kohl Children’s Mueseum’s third pop-up exhibit recently opened in North Chicago and was featured in a Chicago Tribune Lake County News-Sun article “Kohl Children’s Museum travels to North Chicago for…

Poetry in Motion

Ragdale (a GFF grantee) and its week-long High School Arts Week was recently featured in a Daily North Shore article, “Poetry in Motion.” This past summer, High School Arts Week…

New Report Finds Stark Inequity in Chicago Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education recently posted an article, New Report Finds Stark Inequity in Chicago Higher Education, about (GFF grantee) The Partnership for College Completion’s recent report based on…