2024 Transformational Grant Recipients

The Community Foundation for McHenry County proudly announces the 2024 Transformational Grant recipients, awarding a total of $300,000. This significant investment in our county will support critical areas such as workforce development, housing, mental health, food insecurity, and youth development. Let’s celebrate our grant recipients and the tremendous impact these grants will make in the lives of McHenry County Residents!

Economic Benefit of Integrating Employment Interventions
Lead Agency: 22nd Judicial Court Office of Special Projects
Supporting individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system to become job market-ready and sustain their recovery.

McHenry County Landlord Engagement Program
Lead Agency: Home of the Sparrow
Increasing affordable housing access for low and moderate-income households through landlord education, incentives, and resources.

NAMI Nourish: Mobile Peer Support
Lead Agency: NAMI of McHenry County
Providing food and free mental health support to the food insecure in McHenry County.

Youth Empowerment Alliance
Lead Agency: The Break
Empowering youth to have a voice by leading critical social, emotional and behavioral health conversations in the county through Youth Advisory Groups, culminating in a community conference.

The 2024 Transformational Grants fund innovative programs and foster collaboration for positive change in McHenry County. The Community Foundation is immensely proud to invest in these programs and looks forward to sharing progress and outcomes on each recipient!