Who We Are


The Grove Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered with the State of Illinois and has been supporting the Downers Grove community since 1991 in the following ways:

  • Providing financial support for educational, recreational and social programs in the Downers Grove community.
  • Developing and implementing its own programs such as Helping Children Grow, a fifth-grade recognition program.
  • Supporting grassroots programs with financial grants to assist in their operations.
  • Developing and conducting fundraisers to support local community programs through financial grants.

The Grove Foundation qualifies to accept land donations by private citizens or businesses thereby providing tax benefits.  The donated land could be given back to suitable organizations in Downers Grove such as the Park District, School District or Village.

Grant Awards

Since its creation, the Grove Foundation has supported a variety of programs, organizations, and experiences through a grant program. While some funds are granted throughout the year, in 2012 a formal application process was established for an annual grant program. The Grove Foundation has supported a select group of projects and organizations on a repeat or annual basis. Review awarded grants under the Grants tab of this website.