2018 Grant Awards - $200,000

Organization Grant Awarded Purpose
Alzheimer's Association - Illinois Chapter $32,500 Expand the Springfield Alzheimer's Support & Resources Initiatives (SASRI) Project, which includes lunch and learns, educator training, and veterans programs.
Animal Protective League $5,000 Pet deposit fees for senior and pet supplies.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois $9,200 Provide utility financial assistance for seniors referred through the Crisis Assistance Program.
Catholic Charities of Macon County $8,000 For a pilot A Matter of Balance program in Sangamon County.
Comfort Living and Associates $6,000 Provide utility financial assistance for seniors in the Heating and Cooling Assistance Program.
Contact Ministries $18,000 Provide prescription assistance to clients age 55 and older who live in Sangamon County.
First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry $5,200 The 55 Plus Program, which provides healthy foods for clients age 55 and older.
Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry $2,500 Support seniors using the food pantry.
Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church of God in Christ $7,500 Assist with purchasing meals for senior monthly luncheons.
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County $15,000 Install wheelchair ramps for seniors in need.
Helping Hands of Springfield $6,000 Purchase medical services/items for clients in the Representative Payee Program.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra $4,100 The Around the Town Concert series.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight $5,000 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 seniors and not normally available at the pantry.
Sangamon County Community Resources $12,000 Provide utility assistance to low-income seniors ineligible for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc. - Daily Bread $13,000 Kitchen equipment upgrades, and exercise equipment upgrades and repair.
Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc. - Senior Transport and Emergency Fund $7,000 The transportation program, and for an emergency fund to benefit seniors facing eviction or utility shut-off.
SIU School of Medicine - Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders $22,500 Continue Minds in Motion and Opening Minds Through Art programs in Springfield.
Springfield Muni Opera $5,500 The Senior Bus Program, which provides transportation to attend the four senior nights at The Muni.
St. Joseph's Home $8,000 Oculus Virtual Reality Headsets and laptops to pilot virtual reality technology to help residents with dementia and who are non-verbal.
The Parent Place $3,000 Respite activities for grandparents, monthly lunch at support group meetings and child care for support group meetings.