April 2020

Dunham Fund Launches Interim Grant Process

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As we come to terms with sheltering-in-place, and strive to define our “new normal,” please know that the Dunham Fund has quickly pivoted how we are looking at our funding priorities.

The Dunham Fund Board of Advisors and Staff want to ensure our nonprofit partners and our community know that we are with you. We are working with existing grantees to address their needs.

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Fox Valley Grantmakers COVID-19 Response Fund

We are proud to be one of five local grantmakers to create this fund to rapid-response grants to nonprofit organizations in our community who need critical funding to maintain operations and support the increased demand for services.

COVID-19 Fox Valley Non-Profit Connect on Basecamp

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The Dunham Fund, along with our Fox Valley grantmaking partners – Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation (AWEF), Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley (CFFRV), Fox Valley United Way (FVUW), and the Inc Board – created a Fox Valley Non-Profit Connect Basecamp account for nonprofits.

This software app is an invite-only project management and internal communication tool that allows nonprofit leaders to confidentially communicate with their peers and share resources, such as grant opportunities and info concerning regional, State, and Federal funding for nonprofits.

Do not navigate this crisis on your own – join your peers today! If you are a nonprofit leader and would like to receive a Basecamp invitation, please email Vicki Morcos, President and CEO, at info@dunhamfund.org.