We are extremely lucky to live in an area with many great charitable organizations! They make the Fox Valley a tremendous place to live! Some of these non-profits you’ve likely heard of before because of the great work they do…like CASA of Kane County, TriCity Family Services, Anderson Humane, and more.
But admitedly, there are A LOT I haven’t heard of before!
Today’s Geneva Chamber Challenge has introduced me to many organizations I hadn’t been aware of! Here’s an introduction into some local non-profits doing great work that is new to me!
The Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation (CCWF) mission is for every child and adolescent to be supported in positive development by caregivers and professionals within loving, non-violent families and peaceful communities. Through parent groups and educational workshops we strive to promote a sense of community and foster empathy and restorative justice for all.
We support single moms who live or work in the Fox Valley region and are raising children from birth to 18 years of age. Our moms face the challenges of work, maintaining a household, providing nutrition and a nurturing environment for their children alone. Many of them have the extra challenges of low income, a hostile or non-supportive relationship with the father, and lack of local extended family. Most of our moms have at least one job.
Approximately 98% of our donations are given directly back to the moms and their families. We operate on a modest budget and rely heavily on the time and talents of the board members and volunteers. We have no overhead and no paid staff.
We host networking events, educational seminars, training workshops and casual get togethers to bring the moms together to form bonds of inclusivity, shared interests and friendship.
The Geneva Baseball Association is a community based, non-profit organization that provides a baseball program emphasizing skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork for the youth that reside within the geographic boundaries of the City of Geneva, Illinois, Geneva schools, and /or the Geneva, Illinois Park District. With the help of your support we are hoping to improve the fields and facilities for our players and families.
The Geneva Community Chest is an all-volunteer Board of Directors of local community and business leaders dedicated to making a difference. These 32 committed individuals volunteer their time and expertise to raise funds for 29 social service charities in the greater Fox Valley Area. The funds we raise for touch thousands of people in need in our community. For almost 50 years, we have stood alongside and proudly supported vital social service organizations critical to the well-being of the people of Geneva and surrounding communities.
Please check out our video which shows how our organization is supporting the mission for the Kristoffer Larsen BIG HEART Memorial Foundation, Joshua Tree and Tri City Health Partnership. These charities and 26 more in the fox valley area are supported by the GCC.
Since 1974, Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley has helped St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia grow by sharing and saving their pasts. We offer local heritage education at four historic sites (see below) and promote the appreciation and preservation of the Fox Valley’s rich architectural and historical resources. Strong community support for nearly fifty years has enabled us to teach about local history and preserve historic structures in the St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia such as the Beith House, Durant House, Fabyan Windmill, Pure Oil Station, 1893 Viking Ship, and many more. Help preserve the stories of local history and the structures that tell those stories by donating today!
Second Act | Scene 2 is a faith-based 501c3 organization providing our less fortunate community members with high-quality, professional counseling and social work services at reduced cost to those in need in the Fox Valley area and surrounding communities. Compelled by God’s boundless love, we offer a safe, soothing environment where the under insured affected by mental illness and troubled lives can find hope, healing and regeneration.
We are fortunate to live in a thriving community where many enjoy prosperity. But mental illness knows no boundaries and many among us have reached a dead end, seeing no light at the end of the tunnel. Second Act | Scene 2 offers light in dark places when resources are thin and all hope appears lost.