2017 Grant Awards - $190,000

Organization Grant Awarded Purpose
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter $30,000 Expand the Springfield Alzheimer's Support & Resources Initiatives (SASRI) Project, which includes three components - lunch and learn, veterans' programs, and a family retreat.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois $7,200 Provide emergency financial assistance to individuals 55 years of age or older.
Comfort Living and Associates $6,000 Provide emergency utility assistance to Sangamon County senior citizens age 55 years or older.
Contact Ministries $18,000 Prescription assistance to clients age 55 and older who live in Sangamon County.
Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church of God in Christ $5,750 Purchase meals for monthly senior luncheons.
Habitat for Humanity  $15,000 For the wheelchair ramp program
Hoogland Center for the Arts $660 To purchase an intercom system for ticket window to help customers who are hard of hearing.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra $3,000 Around the Town concert series.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight $12,590 To fly Sangamon County veterans from Springfield to Washington D.C. to visit National WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War Memorials, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Marine Memorial, Air Force Memorial, and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museums.
Loami Area Community Pantry $5,000 Purchase items that specifically address the needs of senior and are not normally available at the pantry.
One Hope United $8,000 The Foster Grandparent Program, which provides financial assistance to low-income senior citizens who mentor youth with special needs.
Senior Services of Central Illinois — Daily Bread and Springfield Specialty Meals on Wheels $15,000 Purchase a new vehicle for the Daily Bread program and support administrative costs.
Senior Services of Central Illinois — Health and Wellness $5,600 Provide a certified exercise physiologist salary and Matrix R30 recumbent bicycle.
Senior Services of Central Illinois — Senior Transport/Emergency Funds $20,000 Support senior transport and emergency funds for rent, utilities, and medicine for seniors in financial crisis.
SIU School of Medicine - Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders $20,000 Replicate Minds in Motion program originally developed in Champaign and begin the Opening Minds through Art program in Springfield.
Springfield Muni Opera $5,000 The senior bus program, which provides seniors transportation to attend four senior nights at The Muni.
The Food Pantry - First Presbyterian Church $5,200 The 55 Plus Program, which provides healthy foods for clients age 55 and older.
The Parent Place $3,000 Monthly support group meetings and two respite activities for grandparents raising grandchildren.
The Salvation Army $5,000 Prescription assistance, rent and utility assistance for senior citizens in Sangamon County.