Home of the Sparrow receives $25,000 grant from Community Foundation for McHenry County

Updated 8/21/2021 12:52 AM

Home of the Sparrow in McHenry would like to recognize the generosity of The Community Foundation for McHenry County for the $25,000 grant. The nonprofit organization could not do this without the support from the community to make an impact on the lives of women and their families.

These funds will be used to support various housing and supportive services for women and children who are experiencing homelessness.


Clients of Home of the Sparrow will be supported through services such as life skills and educational classes, employment program, housing programs, individualized case management, and more! This grant will positively impact the lives of those in need within McHenry County and Northern Illinois and help Home of the Sparrow further their mission of providing hope, opportunity, and support that empowers women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Thank you so much for your generous support!

The Community Foundation for McHenry County is a leading steward of philanthropic giving in McHenry County. At its core, the foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the foundation serves as a philanthropic partner and advisor. For the community, The Foundation serves as a grant maker and a change maker. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the foundation has been able to address some of the community's most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.

The foundation is the leader in McHenry County for providing legacy giving opportunities to our community's donors and charitable organizations. Founded in 2001 to ensure financial support to McHenry County's charitable community forever, the foundation today is a $48 million organization that serves to "connect people who care with causes that matter."

Its mission is to philanthropically address the needs of McHenry County by providing leadership, granting resources, stewarding assets, and fostering awareness. The foundation and its community of donors provides financial support and leadership to charitable organizations that serve the residents in our county. For more information, contact (815) 338-4483 or connect@thecfmc.org. Visit thecfmc.org.

For more information on Home of the Sparrow, contact Debbie DeGraw, Home of the Sparrow Vice President of Marketing and Development, at DDegraw@hosparrow.org or (815) 271-5444, ext. 227.##

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