Book bank’s mission of encouraging kids to read takes on new significance during pandemic

A WGN9 feature, “Book bank’s mission of encouraging kids to read takes on new significance during pandemic” describes GFF grantee Bernie’s Book Bank’s efforts to continue its mission during the…

As needs ‘skyrocket,’ nonprofits adapt to help struggling families

The Lake County Journal article, “As needs ‘skyrocket,’ nonprofits adapt to help struggling families” describes the efforts of many local nonprofit organizations (and GFF grantees Northern Illinois Food Bank, Bernie’s…

Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why.

Chalkbeat Chicago discussed the state’s teacher shortage in the article, “Solving Illinois’ teacher shortage is complicated. These five charts explain why,” which featured GFF grantee Advanced Illinois’ recent report. Warnings…

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…

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.