This matching grant awarded by the Dunham Fund for the first 2011 grant cycle (CASA was awarded a $100,000 outright grant from the Dunham Fund in 2010 to help launch this initiative. The challenge was a match of up to $400,000 of 40 cents on every additional $1 received by CASA for this project by December 31, 2011)
This Dunham Fund grant supports the agency's Grow a Healthy Child Program and Operational Endowment Fund. This program will offer the human support and educational tools to CASA clients who "age out" of the child welfare system at 18 to 21 and must transition into the adult world. The funds raised for this program initiative will be held in an Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley and the interest will be used to support the ongoing operational needs of this program.