Contact: Matt Larsen, Executive Director, Illinois Spina Bifida Association

(773) 444-0305

Media Release

The Illinois Spina Bifida Association, a statewide charity, has received a grant for $1,500 from Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.

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The grant is funded through Illinois Prairie Community Foundation’s Health and Wellness grant category. The grant will help the Illinois Spina Bifida Association fund its Community-Clinic Connection program that supports family resilience through case management services in home and community settings.

“We are thankful for the thoughtful and generous support that Illinois Prairie Community Foundation provides,” said Matt Larsen, Executive Director of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association. “With October marking Spina Bifida Awareness Month, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of children, adults, and families in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston, and Logan Counties.” 

“By funding programs like Community-Clinic Connection, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation ensures that quality programs enrich the communities in which we live,” said Greg Meyer, Executive Director of Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. “We are committed to helping build strong communities in Central Illinois.”

During the current grant cycle, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation awarded $150,200 in three categories of grants to 54 programs in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan Counties. Grants ranged from $600-$8,200. Funding came from the Jerome Mirza Foundation, donors to the Foundation’s annual campaign and endowments.

The Illinois Spina Bifida Association serves all people living with spina bifida throughout the state.  Programs are available at no- or low-cost, and no membership is required.

About Illinois Prairie Community Fund

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 21st year, encourages and facilitates philanthropy in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan Counties by connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them. The foundation currently manages assets of $11.2 million in 145 funds including donor advised, agency, and scholarship funds and endowments.