Compassion Foundation is a not for profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Aurora, Illinois, dedicated to its mission of working to alleviate the suffering of the poor and to meet their needs. Through a variety of fundraising activities, CF raises funds to provide grants to groups or individuals who work to that end and encourages self-help programs.

Funding is based on need, not creed, thus Compassion Foundation grants funds in a non-discriminatory manner to not for profit organizations in Kane, Kendall and DuPage counties. Applications for assistance are accepted any time throughout the year and considered by the Board of Directors Grant Selection Committee in November at which time applicants will be notified of the boards decision. Funds are generally disbursed annually in December/January. Any one person or organization is limited to one grant with a maximum amount of $2,500 annually.

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The mission of the Compassion Foundation is helping those in need with God’s love and compassion as our guide. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving Kane, Kendall, and Western DuPage Counties. Through a variety of fundraising activities, we raise funds to provide grants to groups or individuals who work to bring our mission to life. Funding is based on need, not creed, thus we grant funds in a non-discriminatory manner.

Applications for assistance are only accepted a the year and considered by the Board of Directors Grant Selection Committee in early December at which time applicants will be notified of the boards’ decision. Funds are generally disbursed annually in December.

Grants may be considered and disbursed at other times of the year based on board approval. Any one person or organization is limited to one grant with a maximum amount of $2,500 annually. Exceptions may be made on an emergency basis as approved by the Board of Directors.

Grantees will be required to provide an annual report summarizing the program for which the grant was received and whether or not the stated goals and objectives were met. The grant application must be submitted on the 2016 Compassion Foundation grant application form by December 5, 2016.