2016 Competitive Grants...

Following is a listing of the Morton Community Foundation’s competitive grant recipients for 2016.  These grants, totaling approximately $41,000, were announced at Business After Hours on Thursday, April 21, at the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center.


$41,000 in Grants...

$2,500 - Bethel Lutheran, toward a new outdoor playground

$2,574 - Blessed Sacrament for 6 iPad Air Wi-FI 32 GBs

$3,725 - Lettie Brown Elementary PTO toward a new outdoor playground

$2,509 - Lincoln Elementary School PTO toward adaptive classroom equipment to help students who struggle with being distracted

$900 - Morton High School Art Department to purchase 60 metal frames to display student artwork in and around our community

$1,000 - Morton Junior High School/Morton Basketball Association toward purchase of Dr. Dish Pro shooting machine

$640 - Morton High School Band Boosters for a Yamaha DTX-12 electronic drum machine & mounting attachments

$500 - Morton High School Cross Country for 5 - Garmin Forerunner GPS watches

$1,725 - Morton Park District and MYBA toward construction of sidewalks to baseball field #7 at Westwood Park, and toward a concrete pad adjacent to maintenance shed for dumpsters

$1,600 - Morton Park District (Disc Golf Course) (bridge over a creek at Westwood Park)

$1,400 - Morton Chamber of Commerce for purchase of 2 flower pots for downtown

$1,250 - Morton Fine Arts & Morton Park District for a 12 quart popcorn popper for concession stand at Idlewood Park

$2,250 - Morton Fine Arts & Morton Park District toward stage lighting for the Idlewood Arts Pavilion

$950 - Morton Fire Department for 9 - quick grab TacMed LAPD Kits for mass casualty incidents

$1050 - Village of Morton for purchase of Amplifier and iPad as part of an overall new

$500 - Groveland Community Library for biographies and series books for young people

$2,550 - Morton Public Library to convert five years (1995 – 2012) of Courier Newspapers to microfilm – and then to digitize them for ease of search ability

$1,750 - Tazewell County Resource Center toward purchase of a 2-post client transfer system

$700 - We Care, Inc. of Morton Food Pantry for an 18 cubic foot capacity refrigerator

$1,038 - Community Harvest Food Pantry for purchase of two laptops

$1,368 - Heart of Morton for three iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi and three protective cases

$1,835 - Midwest Food Bank for sink/faucet/disposal, dishwasher, and kitchen lighting for remodeling of volunteer center

$1,044 - The Center for Prevention of Abuse for barracude intruder defense entry locking systems

$1,079 - Camp of Champions USA for iPad Pro Wifi

$1,282 - Central Illinois Riding Therapy for 2 auto-waterers for horses

$750 - Camp Big Sky construction materials for entrance ramp and turn deck to the Learning Center

$350 - American Association of University Women for 4 student microscopes, books, and storage containers

$1,010 - Paws Giving Independence (PGI) for 2 stability brace harnesses for service dogs

$500 - Morton Cub Scouts Pack 76 for construction materials for two cases for storage and transport of Pinewood Derby racing tracks

$900 – Morton Orchestra Parents (MOP) for electronic strings instrument