The Community Foundation provided WGEM News with the following list of organizations that received grant money, and what the money will be spent on:
This year's grant recipients include:
Advocacy Network for Children Funding will be used to purchase an all-in-one printer at Brown County Children's Advocacy Center and forensic interview recording equipment at Pike County Children's Advocacy Center.
Advocacy Network for Children Funding will be used to purchase two desktop computers to support daily operations of Advocacy Network for Children.
American Red Cross, Adams County Chapter Funds will support the training of volunteers to carry out the humanitarian work of the American Red Cross in West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri.
AVENUES Funding will be used to purchase supplies for and assemble Assault Victim Advocate (AVA) Clothing Kits, distributed to victims at the hospital by advocates.
Barry Food Pantry Funds will assist in the purchase of food and supplies to be distributed to Pike County, IL residents in need.
Camp Point Fire Protection District Funds will be used to purchase a gas engine-powered positive ventilation fan, used to blow smoke out of a structure during and after a fire.
Care Net Pregnancy Services Funding will be used to purchase supplies and incentives for women enrolled in Moms Too!, a support group for mothers.
Chaddock Funds will provide for the production and distribution of educational materials regarding the availability and benefits of Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services.
The Learning Center Funding will purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for The Learning Center's preschool.
Cheerful Home Child Care & Early Learning Center Funds will support Cheerful Home's Sliding Fee Scale Program to ensure quality child care for lower-income families.
Community for Christ Assistance Center Funding will support the purchase of school supplies for Community for Christ Assistance Center's 7th annual Back to School Fair.
Cornerstone Foundations for Families Funding will support Comprehensive Youth Services for youth 18 and under who have social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Douglass Community Services- CASA Funds will support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a group of trained volunteers to advocate for foster children involved in the court process.
Douglass Community Services/Kids in Motion Program Funds will support Kids in Motion, a unique program teaching at-risk and disadvantaged youth work ethic and responsibility through service.
Douglass Community Services--RSVP Funds will provide support for senior adult volunteers who are part of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Ewing Community Seniors Housing, Inc. Funding will be used to repair the roof of Ewing Community Seniors Housing's community building/dining hall.
Friends of the Trails Funds will be used to construct new foot bridges to increase safety and access to seating areas along the Bill Klingner Trail.
Genesis House of NE Missouri Funding will be used for general operating support of the Genesis House of Northeast Missouri, which provides a safe, healthy environment for at-risk pregnant women and new mothers.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Funding will support the Transform UR Future (TUF) program, a violence prevention program delivered to K-12 boys and girls.
Golden Good Shepherd Home Funds will be used to landscape a portion of the Golden Good Shepherd Home's Resident Exercise Trail.
Hancock County Health and Wellness Coalition Funds will be used to purchase Child Passenger Safety Seats for the Hancock County Health Department's Car Seat Program for low-income families.
Hannibal Arts Council Funds will support year-round, multi-discipline community arts programs, the implementation of art programs and encourage art and artists in all its forms.
Hannibal Free Clinic, Inc. Funding will support Hannibal Free Clinic's Mental Health Assistance Program for rural residents of Northeast Missouri.
Horizons Social Services of Adams County Funds will be used to purchase food and supplies for Horizons' soup kitchen and food pantry and computers to track data specific to Horizons' feeding program.
Illinois Library Association/Greater West Central Public Library District Funding will help upgrade technology in the library district, including new computers and operating systems.
Immanuel Lutheran Church Kid's Club Funding will support Kids Club, a free after-school program for children grades K-6.
Jackson Lincoln Swimming Complex Funds will help with the daily operations and maintenance of the Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex.
John Wood Community College Foundation Funds will be used towards the purchase of risers to be used in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium.
Junior Achievement Funding will support the implementation of Junior Achievement curriculum in schools, focusing on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Madonna House Funds will provide prevention services to children at high risk for homelessness through 13 weeks of education using the Everyday Life Skills curriculum.
Make-A-Wish Illinois Funds will support Make-A-Wish Illinois' wish-granting program and will help grant the wish of a child from Adams, Brown, Hancock or Pike County in Illinois.
Mark Twain Museum Funds will support the Mark Twain Museum's 2015 Fall Educational Series, including renditions of Mark Twain and life on the Mississippi in the early 1800s.
Midsummer Arts Faire Funding will support the 2016 Midsummer Arts Faire in Quincy's Washington Park.
Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America Funds will be used to provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational experiences for local youth.
Monroe City R-1 School District Funding will be used for the general support of the Monroe City R-1 Student Success Center, a classroom that teaches challenging students academics, life skills and behavior modification.
Palmyra R-I Parents as Teachers Funds will support Palmyra R-1 Parents as Teachers' evidence-based home visiting model, which helps Palmyra children learn, grow and develop to reach their full potential.
Pike County Health Department/Pike County Dental Clinic Funds will be used towards general operation and supplies for the Pike County Dental Clinic, which provides oral health care for low-income residents of Pike and surrounding Illinois counties.
Quincy Family YMCA Funding will support training courses for the Quincy Family YMCA to become a certified LIVESTRONG at the YMCA facility, which helps cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis.
Quincy Hospitality House Funding will support the Quincy Hospitality House's general operations to provide temporary lodging for patients and loved ones seeking medical treatment in the Quincy Area.
Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association Funding will support Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association's Youth Projects, including free admission for youth, Youth Choruses, Youth Orchestra and Young People's Concerts.
Regional Office of Education Funds will support the Regional Office of Education's Ready Set Grow program, in which Adams County Health Department home visit nurses educate new parents on the importance of reading.
Salvation Army of Quincy Funding will support the Salvation Army of Hannibal's Family Services office operations, providing basic services to people in need.
St. Mary School Funds will support the Reading Recovery/Intervention program, a highly effective short-term course of one-to-one teaching for low-achieving first graders.
The Child Center, Inc. Funds will be applied towards an iRecord Interview Room Recording System, a high-tech DVD system to produce critical evidence for the prosecution of alleged perpetrators.
The Quincy Museum Funds will be used to assist in paying operational expenses for the Quincy Museum.
Two Rivers Resource Conservation & Development Area Funding will support the Access Food Program, in which individuals can donate a deer to be processed at no cost before being donated to local food pantries.
United Way of Adams County, Inc. Funding will support the United Way's 3rd annual Meal Packing Event, in which volunteer youth assemble ready-to-prepare meals for local food pantries.
United Way of the Mark Twain Area Funds will support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, which offers free income tax preparation assistance to people of low-to-moderate income.
YWCA of Quincy Funding will support the YWCA of Quincy's permanent supportive housing and services for homeless, single mothers with disabling conditions or who are raising children with disabling conditions.