SwedishAmerican Foundation Announces $150,000 Caring For Our Community Grant Program

The SwedishAmerican Foundation is excited to announce it will award grants totaling $150,000 through its new Caring For Our Community grant program. The Foundation will provide financial support to not-for-profit organizations, particularly those that complement the SwedishAmerican Foundation mission and vision, making the Rockford region a healthier and more secure place to live, work and raise families. The grant application will be available Monday, April 3 through Monday, May 1.

This unique opportunity is available to not-for-profit entities, organizations that serve or represent the Rockford community, or communities within the service area of SwedishAmerican. Projects should support alleviating homelessness, hunger and un(under)employed, improve wellness, expand early childhood development and improve offender rehabilitation/reintegration. Capital requests will not be accepted.

The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting grant requests which benefit SwedishAmerican’s neighborhood, defined by an 81-block-area surrounding the hospital campus, north to Rural Street, south to Railroad Avenue, west to 7th Street and east to Prospect Street. Additionally, the Foundation seeks to support grant projects which benefit the citizens of the west side of Rockford – north to Auburn Street, south to Harrison Avenue, west of the Rock River and east to Springfield Avenue. Projects in other neighborhoods may still be considered.

“For nearly 20 years, the SwedishAmerican Foundation has had the privilege of reaching beyond the walls of our hospital and making significant investments in our community,” says SwedishAmerican Foundation Director Laura Wilkinson. “We’re excited to announce the SwedishAmerican Caring for Our Community Grant and allow our non-profits to partner with us to help make the region the very best it can be.”

In order to be considered, all grants must be submitted to the SwedishAmerican Foundation by 5 PM on Monday, May 1. Grants will be awarded once per year in August.

To apply and view the SwedishAmerican Foundation Caring For Our Community grant application and guidelines, please visit www.swedishamericanfoundation.org or call the Foundation at (779) 696-2496.

For further information, contact:

Katryna Kirby