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…

Literacy Spotlight: Bernie’s Book Bank Enriches Chicagoland Children

Publisher’s Weekly’s focuses on GFF grantee Bernie’s Book Bank in their Literacy Spotlight: Bernie’s Book Bank Enriches Chicagoland Children.

New Reports Say, In Order To Increase Equity, Illinois Needs To Change How It Funds Higher Ed

GFF grantee Partnership for College Completion recently released a trio of reports that focus on college affordability for students in Illinois. Peoria Public Radio covered the report in its feature,…

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.’…

Advance Illinois Examines Statewide Education Progress, Ongoing Challenges in New Report

GFF grantee Advance Illinois, a statewide education advocacy group, released its biennial report The State We’re In 2019: A Report on Public Education in Illinois. “The report—which includes a first-ever…

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…