2011 Grants Awarded - $105,000

Organization Grant Awarded Purpose
American Red Cross - Capital Area Chapter $11,000 Support the work of the Meals on Wheels program, ensuring continuation of free and discounted special dietary meals to seniors.
Catholic Charities $8,000 Emergency financial assistance to seniors for food, rent, utility, medical care and emergency medications.
Comfort Living and Associates $4,000 Address the unmet needs of seniors by providing heating and cooling assistance.
Contact Ministries $11,000 Provide emergency prescriptions to clients over 55 years of age.
Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church of God in Christ $4,500 Funds to enhance the monthly senior presentations and purchase food for the luncheons.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight $10,000 Provide WW II veterans with a one-day flight to Washington, DC to visit the WW II memorial and other memorials.
Loami Area Community Pantry $4,000 Provide senior items not usually available at the pantry.
One Hope United Hudelson Region $9,500 Support the Foster Grandparent Program which utilizes seniors as "grandparents" for youth with special needs.
Sangamon County Veterans Assistance Commission $10,000 Transportation of veterans to VA medical facilities in Danville and Peoria.
Senior Services of Central Illinois $15,000 Provide emergency funding for meals, transportation, counseling, rental assistance, utility aid or other emergency needs.
Serving Jesus Willingly Urban Ministries $3,500 Fund East Springfield Senior Initiative to provide seniors with education, socialization, roundtable discussions and support services.
Sparc $2,500 Purchase adaptive equipment for use by seniors.
The Parent Place $8,600 Provide grandparents raising grandchildren the opportunity to participate in Relatives as Parents Network (RAPN) support group.
WUIS Radio Information Service $3,400 Improve information provided to visually impaired residents of group-care facilities through online programming stream.