December 2018



2018 Rearview Mirror

We look back at 2018 with gratitude at the variety of services and programs provided by dedicated, caring individuals who represent exemplary nonprofits throughout our community.

Making the world—at least the Dunham Fund service area—a more comfortable, safer place to live and prosper is becoming more obtainable because of these organizations. We supported these programs and projects with over $4.2M in grants to more than 60 nonprofits.

See the list of 2018 Dunham Fund Grantees here.


#ILGive 2018 Dunham Fund Incentive Awards Announced

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Nonprofits in the Dunham Fund service area scored BIG with donations during the #ILGive 2018 campaign. 2,530 donors generously contributed $813,805 to over 77 Aurora area service agencies. The Dunham Fund provided marketing workshops and an additional $35,000 in incentive awards this year. Eligible organizations' names were drawn at random to receive a $3,500 Incentive Award.

Congratulations to the following Dunham Fund Incentive Award winners:

Association of Individual Development
Aurora East Education Foundation
Family Focus
Fox Valley Park Foundation
Fox Valley Hands of Hope
Giant Steps
Marklund Charities
Mutual Ground
Spectrios
World Relief

#ILGive for Giving Tuesday is 24-hour period between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to raise awareness and needed funds to support vital services and programs in Illinois. Stay tuned for a full report on the #ILGive 2018 Campaign in January 2019.


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Holiday Greetings

The Board of Advisors and Staff of the Dunham Fund wish you a holiday season filled with an abundance of love, peace and time well-spent with others.