2012 Grants Awarded - $115,000

Organization Grant Awarded Purpose
American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter $12,000 Support the work of the Meals on Wheels program, ensuring continuation of free and discounted special dietary meals to seniors.
Catholic Charities of Springfield $10,000 Provide emergency assistance to seniors for food assistance, rent and utility assistance, assistance with medical co-pays and prescriptions.
Comfort Living and Associates $4,200 Strengthen its existing Heating & Cooling Assistance Program which provides low income seniors with support for emergency utility costs.
Contact Ministries $12,000 Provide emergency prescriptions to senior clients for medication that many are unable to afford and would otherwise have to do without.
Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church of God in Christ $4,800 Enhance the monthly senior lunchbox presentations with information, services or programs that are beneficial to seniors.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra $6,000 Create a free concert series especially for senior citizens in Sangamon County who are not able attend regular symphony performances.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight $10,000 Cover the costs of a one-day trip to Washington, DC for World War II veterans to visit the memorials which honor their service & sacrifice.
Loami Area Community Pantry $4,000 Purchase items for seniors that are not routinely available at the food pantry.
Senior Services of Central Illinois $15,000 Fulfill emergency senior requests, provide meals to seniors in need, and ensure the physical wellness of the seniors in our community.
Sparc $12,000 Furnishings at Sparc's Senior Center which are designed for individuals with special needs and will benefit the 30 seniors at the Center.
Springfield Municipal Opera Association $3,000 Support seniors to attend shows when they are no longer able to drive and or may not be able to afford the cost of the ticket and transportation.
Springfield Park District $3,000 Expand a pickleball league designed to assist seniors to more effectively lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
The Parent Place $9,000 Services to grandparents raising grandchildren including crisis intervention, monthly support group meetings, respite, and educational topics/speakers.
The Salvation Army $10,000 Assist clients in Sangamon County with the increased cost of prescriptions, which prevents seniors from skipping their prescriptions and causing further illness.