Morton Community Foundation Grant History

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Morton Community Foundation Grant History

The Morton Community Foundation began in 2000.  The first year of grant making by the Foundation was 2003, when the grant total was $3,875.

2019 GRANTS

  • $600 - Blessed Sacrament School for (2) 32 GB iPads

  • $908 - Lettie Brown Elementary for STEM kits for 6th grade

  • $7,800 - Jefferson Elementary PTO toward purchase of playground equipment

  • $1,000 - Morton Junior High School toward purchase of new lecturn

  • $1,378 - Morton High School Music Dept. for Arturia Keylab 88 and Spectrasonics Omnisphere synthesizer software

  • $600 - Morton High School Composers’ Guild for 2 accounts for Sibelius/Ultimate, a notation software to create compositions

  • $2,000 - Morton School District Dept. of Special Education for sensory supports for the Sensory Support Lending Library ($500 to each grade school)

  • $2,000 - Morton Park District for bridge for disc golf course at Northwoods Park

  • $650 - Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy for 2 white boards to be installed in Morton Public Library tutoring rooms; laptap computer, wireless mouse and Reading Pen 2 to be used with ABE and ESL learners

  • $407 - Groveland Community Library for shelving unit and audio CD books for seniors and reading impaired

  • $1,250 - The Center for Prevention of Abuse for audio visual equipment for gathering room; parts for installation of microphone system; HP TouchScreen laptop

  • $1,350 - Midwest Food Bank, NFP for items for Tender Mercies Program and tablecloth

  • $1,383 - We Care Inc. of Morton for 2-way radios for transport buses

  • $1,250 - Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc. for Interactive Fireworks Panel and TheraGym Bouncer Lounger

  • $870 - Heart of Morton for (3) iPads with protective cases

  • $1,250 - EP!C for equipment to create a sensory room

  • $3,000 - Guardian Angel Home for commercial grade swings

  • $750 - Morton Chamber of Commerce for bike rack

  • $500 - Morton Fine Arts Association for 20 chairs to be used at Idlewood Parks Pavilion

  • $3,000 – MYBA toward two dugouts

  • $1,800 - Morton JFL toward equipment

  • $2,295 - Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center for Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Live Production Switcher

  • $600 - Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum for (2) Teacher Packs

  • $2,000 - St. Jude Morton to Peoria Run for materials to build monkey bar structure for Kids’ Muddy Madness

  • $485 - W.D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America for bicycles

  • $1,799 - Peoria Area Water Wizards for Vasa pulley machine


2018 GRANTS

  • $2,725 - Blessed Sacrament School to purchase a classroom SMART Board

  • $710 - Lettie Brown Elementary for two sets of stack stools, two sets of soft seats, and four k’motion stools

  • $4,200 - Jefferson Elementary PTO for a climbing structure, as part of a new playground structure to be built in Summer 2019

  • $1,000 - Jefferson Elementary School for 18 Ozobot Bit Classroom Kits

  • $1,134 - Lincoln Elementary School for six Osmos educational gaming systems for iPads

  • $1,000 - Morton High School Cross Country for 12 Garmin Forerunner GPS watches

  • $1,000 - Morton HS Band Boosters Pearl EM1 malletSTATION, electronic percussion instrument

  • $1,140 - Morton HS Orchestra for a sound mixing board for electric strings instruments

  • $2,600 - Village of Morton for two benches to be placed across from Jefferson School

  • $4,598 - Village of Morton for a security camera system for Memorial Plaza

  • $2,000 - Morton Park District toward the cost of building a bridge for the disc golf course at Northwoods Park

  • $998 - Morton Park District for a spinning sensory wave seat for Idlewood playground.

  • $975 - Morton Public Library to have 4 years of Courier Newspapers converted to microfilm

  • $1,500 - Groveland Community Library towards the purchase of shelving units, World Book Learning Ladders, classic and early chapter books

  • $1,250 - The Center for Prevention of Abuse towards the purchase of video equipment

  • $1,575 - Midwest Food Bank for equipment for packaging stations for Tender Mercies Off-Site Outreach & Distribution Program

  • $1,350 - We Care Inc. of Morton for two 2-way radios for transport buses

  • $1,300 - Why Not Now, Inc. d/b/a Camp Big Sky towards the purchase of an adaptive swing set

  • $1,500 - Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc. towards the purchase of a SMART Board

  • $490 - Heart of Morton to purchase two transport chairs, iPad and Smart cover case

  • $2,716 - Apostolic Christian LifePoints to purchase two Sonos outdoor speakers and an outdoor xylophone

  • $1,250 - Morton Chamber of Commerce towards their Morton oral history project

  • $2,800 - Morton Youth Baseball Association towards construction of an extension of the Field 3 baseball backstop

  • $1,250 - Community United Church of Christ for five Caring Cupboards (Little Free Food Pantries) to be placed around the Morton area.


2017 GRANTS

  • $1,250 - Blessed Sacrament School for 3-D printer

  • $1,195 - Lettie Brown Elementary for Ozobot classroom kit for STEM activities

  • $2,995 - Morton Junior High School for robotics module for the CareerMaker STEM lab

  • $900 - Morton High School Cross Country for canopy tent

  • $860 - Morton High School Band Boosters for 6 cymbals for the percussion program

  • $2,500 - Morton Community Unit School District 709 for high definition camera

  • $450 - Morton Fire Department for car seats

  • $2,512 - Village of Morton toward the purchase of a sound system to be used at the Memorial Plaza

  • $500 - Groveland Community Library for books

  • $300 - American Association of University Women for 10 ThinkFun STEM related kits and storage container

  • $1,950 - Morton Public Library for 4 activity tables, 24 chairs, water/sensory table and outdoor water table

  • $1,700 - Morton Park District/MYBA for bleachers for junior high field

  • $850 - Morton Park District for ADA compliant picnic tables

  • $2,000 - Morton Park District for stairs for Migiddo Disc Golf Course at Westwood Park

  • $3,312 - The Center for Prevention of Abuse for bulletproof window

  • $2,224 - Midwest Food Bank, NFP for supplies and equipment for Tender Mercies Off-Site Outreach & Distribution Program

  • $1,000 - We Care Inc. of Morton for MIG welder and accessories

  • $3,500 - Morton Fine Arts Association for lighting for Idlewood Park Pavilion

  • $3,725 - Morton CUSD 709 - Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center toward purchase of 2 HD TVs, camera and HD encoder modulator

  • $325 - Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford Co. for step ladder

  • $1,000 - Why Not Now, Inc. d/b/a Camp Big Sky for 6x10 foot wheelchair accessible floating dock section

  • $720 - Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc. for wheelchairs

  • $1,327 - Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc. for 3 convertible folding picnic tables

  • $1,480 - Heart of Morton for 2 laptop computers with mouse and portable hard drive


2016 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 Associationtoward 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 audio visual system at Freedom Hall

  • $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


2015 GRANTS

  • $300 – Early Childhood Education (at Lincoln School), to purchase 4-5 tricycles

  • $1,000 – Jefferson Elementary, toward purchase of an entryway bench

  • $2,016 – Lincoln School, to purchase a wheelchair swing

  • $2,000 – Morton Junior High, toward purchase of a padded scorers table for the gym

  • $2,274 – Blessed Sacrament School, to purchase 6 iPads

  • $1,200 – Morton High School Band Boosters, to purchase percussion equipment

  • $1,000 – Morton High School Cross Country Team, to purchase 10 GPS runners watches

  • $708 – Morton Orchestra Parents, to purchase an electric Cello, amplifier, and effects pedal

  • $4,000 – Morton Otters Swim Team, toward purchase of an 8 lane electronic swimming scoreboard

  • $1,000 – MYBA, toward construction of some sidewalks at Westwood Park ball fields

  • $500 – Groveland Public Library, to purchase some autobiographies and series books

  • $2,500 – Morton Chamber of Commerce/EDC, toward purchase of downtown flower pots

  • $2,779 – Morton Public Library, toward purchase of computer and equipment for a new digital media work station

  • $2,000 – Morton Park District, toward construction materials to use on further addition of navigational steps at Megiddo Disc Golf Course

  • $1,000 – Morton Fire Department, to purchase reflective safety vests

  • $2,000 – Morton Fine Arts Association, toward theatrical lighting for Idlewood Arts Pavilion

  • $500 – Young Life of Central IL, toward purchase of a laptop computer

  • $1,500 – Boy Scout Troop 309, toward the purchase of a 6' X 12' Trailer

  • $600 – Center for Prevention of Abuse, to purchase an iPad

  • $1,020 – Heart of Morton, toward purchase of embroidery machine upgrades, including a positioning device

  • $1,335 – South Side Mission's Morton Mission Mart, toward purchase of computer upgrades, workstation lamps, utility cards, and hand truck

  • $2,000 – TCRC, to purchase a 40 Qt Mixer for their catering department

  • $2,000 – Morton First Presbyterian Church, toward construction of a 12' X 12' Garden Shed for their Community Garden

  • $1,560 – Community Harvest Food Pantry, to purchase an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

  • $3,000 – Midwest Food Bank, toward purchase of equipment needed for their new Distribution Program, serving area food banks



2014 GRANTS

  • $350 – Camp Big Sky, to purchase a Propane Heater (Powering Camp Big Sky to the Next Level - insulated and heated shed structure to house a generator)

  • $750 – Heart of Morton, to purchase a digital projector, supply cabinet & shelving (H.O.M.E. Heart of Morton Embroidery business)

  • $2,000 – Community Harvest, toward the purchase of a power jack to be used in their food pantry program.

  • $2,000 – Midwest Food Bank, to purchase 10 tables for the volunteer reception/lounge area of the Morton warehouse.

  • $770 – Camp of Champions, to purchase some glider benches and folding picnic tables for their Morton camp location.

  • $600 – The Center for Prevention of Abuse, to purchase an iPad and case to be used for children’s therapy, helping to facilitate progress toward healing in a non-threatening way.

  • $1,068 – B.A.C.E., to purchase 4 iPad Mini’s, allowing low-income students to have equal access to tools that are beneficial to achieving academic success.

  • $810 – EP!C, to purchase a laptop and joystick for their computer lab expansion.

  • $1,000 – TCRC, toward items needed for their new “Seeds to Sales” greenhouse project.

  • $1,897 – Blessed Sacrament School, to purchase a storage shed, teacher bench, and outdoor classroom cart.

  • $1,797 – Bethel Lutheran School, to purchase two iPads and a MacBook Pro laptop (for mobile computer lab for middle school grades).

  • $872 – Jefferson Elementary School, to purchase drums to be used in music education and for musical productions.

  • $600 – Lettie Brown Elementary School, to purchase 10 wired keyboards to be used in conjunction with iPads.

  • $850 – Lincoln Elementary School, toward purchase of a new audio visual system in their cafeteria/gymnasium for assemblies and other all-school activities.

  • $2,477 – Morton Junior High School, toward the purchase of a new stereo system for Pony Field #5 at Westwood Park (where MJHS Baseball teams play their games).

  • $2,500 – Morton Girl’s Softball Association and District 709, toward purchase of a new scoreboard needed for the softball field at Birchwood Park (where MHS Girl’s Softball team plays).

  • $900 – Morton High School Cross Country Team, for purchase of a video camera and GPS watches to be used to improve runners’ understanding of progress toward personal goals.

  • $1,483 – Morton Orchestra Parents, for purchase of an electric Cello, pre-amp, amplifier, and effects pedal. This will be the first in a goal to create a new Electric Strings Quartet.

  • $1,100 – Morton Public Library, toward purchase of 2 bookshelf units for the children’s area.

  • $500 – Groveland Community Library, toward purchase of new children’s books for the library.

  • $2,500 – Morton Park District and Morton Disc Golf Club, toward construction costs of the new disc golf course – Megiddo at Westwood Park.

  • $1,300 – Morton Fire Department, for purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be placed in first responder police squad car on patrol.

  • $3,826 – Morton Fine Arts Association, toward purchase of show lighting needed for the new Idlewood Arts Pavilion.

  • $2,500 – Morton Economic Development Council, toward construction costs of new Morton Downtown Plaza.


2013 GRANTS

  • $1,300 – Bethel Lutheran School, toward the cost of a Video-Phone front entry security system for Bethel Lutheran School.

  • $1,900 – Blessed Sacrament School, toward the cost of four SMART Document Cameras (to be used with SMART Boards).

  • $525 – Center for the Prevention of Abuse, toward the cost of educational and therapeutic games, and area rug.

  • $180 – Central Illinois Youth Symphony, toward the cost of a digital camera to be used for promotion and social media.

  • $2,391 – Community Harvest, toward the cost of heavy-duty folding chairs and wire containers with casters.

  • $600 – Groveland Township Pioneer Committee, toward the cost of a laptop computer for the Groveland Community Library.

  • $500 – Heart of Morton NFP, toward the cost of a computer needed to support an embroidery machine to be used in teaching life skills to young adults with developmental disabilities.

  • $1,900 – Jefferson Elementary School, toward the cost of 5 iPads to be used in their new Morton Leadership Academy program focusing on leadership and mentoring, careers and occupations, goal setting, service and project based learning, and social emotional learning.

  • $1,900 – Lettie Brown Elementary School, toward the cost of 5 iPads to be used in classrooms to help equip students with the skills necessary to compete in the constantly evolving world of technology.

  • $1,900 – Lincoln Elementary School, toward the cost of 5 iPads to be used in classrooms to help equip students with the skills necessary to compete in the constantly evolving world of technology.

  • $1,200 – MHS Athletic Department, toward the cost of 4 courtside benches to be placed at the MHS Tennis Courts.

  • $650 – MHS Cross Country, toward the cost of additional team uniforms needed for a growing cross country program.

  • $1,850 – Midwest Food Bank (Morton location), toward the cost of equipment and supplies needed to set up a “Tender Mercies” meal kit hand-packaging room for volunteers.

  • $2,500 – Morton Chamber of Commerce, toward the construction costs of building another new stone Morton Entryway Sign.

  • $4,000 – Morton Fine Arts Association, toward the construction costs of the new Idlewood Arts Pavilion, Idlewood Park.

  • $1,500 – Morton Fire Department, toward the purchase of a portable AED (automated external defibrillator) to be placed at the Morton Tourism Association office.

  • $1,300 – Morton Junior High School, toward the purchase of of 3 foam floor mats to be used by P.E. classes, and by Health Classes where they are used in the CPR unit in which every student is CPR and AED certified.

  • $1,200 – Morton Junior High School, toward the construction costs of "in-ground" dugouts for Pony Field #5, at Westwood Park (currently the most used, and yet smallest and in worst shape).

  • $1,150 – Morton Public Library, toward the purchase of a desktop computer with large memory & monitor, Past Perfect Imaging Software, Past Perfect Network Upgrade.

  • $1,035 – PARC/EP!C, toward the purchase of a video projector, lap-top and three different educational curriculums for use in serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • $550 – TCRC, toward the purchase of wireless computer-based equipment, including tablets, which would enrich its Early Intervention program for young children in our area who experience developmental delays. This grant is added to a $500 non-competitive grant given to TCRC from their own agency fund. Total 2013 grant $1,050.

  • $750 – Morton Police Department, toward the purchase of a wireless control system & timer for the Morton Police target practice gun range.

  • $1,000 – Camp Big Sky, toward the purchase of material to construct & install one of three new fishing/nature study docks on Marj-El Lake, Camp Big Sky.


2012 GRANTS

  • $2,500 to Morton Chamber of Commerce toward the cost of building the next new stone entryway sign.

  • $899 to Jefferson Elementary School toward the purchase of an LCD Video Projector for family movie nights, assemblies, & other events.

  • $1,200 to Morton Youth Baseball Association toward the rebuilding of the press box on Bronco Field out at Westwood Park.

  • $475 to B.A.C.E. toward a renovation project that includes necessary improvements in the facility’s kitchen and restrooms.

  • $841 to the Center for the Prevention of Abuse toward the purchase of a large enclosed and cushioned activity center for toddlers.

  • $2,000 to Lincoln Elementary School PTO toward the purchase of iPads to be used in classrooms.

  • $1,100 to Morton Public Library toward the purchase of 7 “Playaway View” portable video devices & travel DVDs for children.

  • $750 to MHS Cross Country team toward the purchase of new warm-ups for team members.

  • $2,400 to Bethel Lutheran School toward the purchase of 2 new computer servers to replace the existing 8-10 year old equipment.

  • $2,313 to Morton Distr 709 toward the purchase of Aegom science curriculum software compatible with SMART Board technology in classrooms.

  • $3,000 to Morton Tourism Association toward the purchase of 15 shade umbrellas to be used by for events all over our community.

  • $500 to Central IL Youth Symphony toward the purchase of a laptop computer to be used for presentations at mgs., events, and fundraisers.

  • $450 to First Presbyterian Church's Community Garden toward the purchase of fencing materials, plants, and seeds.

  • $2,400 to Blessed Sacrament School toward the purchase of 8 sets of SMART Board audio speakers for classrooms.

  • $3,928 to Community Harvest Food Pantry toward the purchase of a warehouse entryway air curtain and 2 collapsible wire storage containers.

  • $4,290 to Distr 709 Broadcasting – to purchase a Panasonic solid state P2 recording deck for recording school events throughout the district.

  • $2,400 to Morton Distr 709 Special Education toward the purchase of iPads to address the learning and communication needs of students.

  • $1,350 to Morton Blaze Soccer Club toward construction of a new pedestrian bridge across the ravine at McClallen Park.

  • $1,500 to MJHS toward the purchase of a new “Cherry and Gray”, permanently and inherently flame retardant stage curtain.

  • $550 to MJHS toward the purchase of new signage and vinyl backstop padding clad in school colors and logo at the softball field.

  • $450 to Camp Big Sky toward the construction materials needed for “Handicapped Accessible” floating dock sections.

  • $600 to Young Life toward the purchase of an LED video projector to be used at Young Life and WyldLife Club meetings.

  • $420 to TCRC toward the purchase of Boardmaker software & accessories, and materials on Autism.


2011 GRANTS

  • $3,818 to Morton District 709 Grade Schools & Jr. High toward purchase of Notebook software for Smart Boards.

  • $1,100 to First Presbyterian Church's Community Garden project, growing produce for local food pantries @ Community Harvest & We Care.

  • $2,000 to Morton Tourism Association toward creating a food trailer to be used by various local groups for serving food for special events.

  • $1,550 to BACE toward purchase of cabinets required by county health department for serving food to students.

  • $1,314 to Central IL Youth Symphony for replacement and servicing of current percussion instruments.

  • $2,400 to Morton Otters Swim Team toward the purchase of a new wireless electronic swim meet timing system.

  • $2,500 to Morton Chamber of Commerce toward construction of another new Welcome to Morton sign.

  • $1,250 to COCUSA toward purchase of a new portable basketball system for their Morton summer camp location.

  • $2,450 to Lincoln Elementary School toward purchase of iPads for use in teaching students - Early Childhood, to Special Needs, to Traditional.

  • $900 to Morton Orchestra Parents (MOP) toward purchase of a new Cello for use by students whose parents cannot afford a violin.

  • $4,000 to Morton Library toward purchase of an electronic LED two-sided sign board at corner of Jefferson and Pershing streets.

  • $500 to Morton Girl Scout troop 4261 toward a back to school backpack donation program for needy children in Morton school district.

  • $500 to A/C Timber Ridge toward purchase of products and materials for construction of a portable Sensory Wall for people with disabilities.

  • $3,668 to Community Harvest Food Pantry toward purchase of a pallet stacker to allow for receipt and storage of larger food donations.

  • $2,500 to MYBA toward the renovations needed on the Press Boxes on Bronco and Pony Fields.


2010 GRANTS

  • $2,250 to Central Illinois Riding Therapy toward purchase of a Gator to help with hauling, snow removal & fast access to trails.

  • $1,000 to Apostolic Christian Services toward the purchase of a Double Bench Surrey for exercise & transportation of residents.

  • $1,150 to Central Illinois Youth Symphony toward the purchase of reusable music for the preparatory strings program.

  • $3,880 to Community Harvest to purchase a commercial refrigerator, pallets & pallet jack for use on their food pantry program.

  • $1,500 to South Side Mission?s Mission Mart in Morton for the purchase of 2 laptops to be used for the retail store operations.

  • $2,000 to Morton Jr High toward purchase of cherry & gray wall mats in the gymnasium.

  • $3,000 to Morton Girls Softball Association toward purchase of additional lighting for a softball field at Birchwood Park.

  • $2,000 to Morton High School toward the purchase of Kindles electronic book readers for the Novels classes.

  • $1,000 to Morton Orchestra Parents (M.O.P) to purchase a violin for use by students whose parents cannot afford a violin.

  • $2,000 to the Morton Public Library toward the purchase of furniture for a new teen area in the library.

  • $1,000 to the Morton Chamber of Commerce toward the purchase of recycling containers to be used at Pumpkin Festival.

  • $3,500 to the Morton High School band toward the purchase of portable acoustic shell sections to be used for performances.

  • $1,250 to Morton Youth Baseball Assoc. (MYBA) toward the purchase of a mower for Lion's Field.

  • $1,000 to TCRC toward the purchase of Sensory Room materials to help people with profound disabilities to learn to control their environment, to communicate and to explore.

  • $1,000 to the Morton Tourism Assoc. toward purchase of additional commercial grade flower planters to allow expansion of their beautification program to other areas in our community.

  • $2,500 to the Morton Chamber and Morton Tourism Assoc. toward the new Morton entryway sign project.


2009 GRANTS

  • $500 to AC Restmor toward Umbrellas for geriatric-friendly patio table/chairs in public courtyard, purchased in ?09

  • $5,169 to Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center for purchase of a new video projector for the theatre

  • $1,106 to Central IL Youth Symphony toward purchase of percussion instruments for the orchestra and percussion ensemble

  • $520 to Camp of Champions (new Morton location) for purchase of tables for serving lunch and providing activity space

  • $800 to Girl Scouts of Central IL for purchase of T-Shirts & printed materials for their Camp Exec career exploration & skills program

  • $618 to Lincoln Elementary School for cooking equipment to be used in the Cooking to Learn program

  • $850 to Morton Public Library toward purchase of scanner & computer to digitize historic photos of Morton

  • $3,912 to MJHS to purchase new entryway floor mats with school mascot and new school colors

  • $3,300 to Morton Park District toward support for new Movies in the Park program and MAP Kids Summer Theatre program

  • $2,000 to Morton Tourism Association toward purchase of new flower pot containers to beautify downtown Morton

  • $2,000 to MYBA toward purchase of new tractor for grooming ball diamonds

  • $1,000 to Tazewell County Children's Advocacy Center toward purchase of furniture for new family waiting area

  • $4,800 to Village of Morton to purchase an emergency siren control unit for electronic sirens

  • $650 to Morton Orchestra Parents to purchase equipment for recording and burning CD's for practice and student evaluation


2008 GRANTS

  • $1,100 toward US Flags & stands for Vietnam Healing Wall May 2008

  • $2,000 to TCRC toward their Capital Campaign for the new Morton Day Training facility

  • $3,300 to Morton Park District toward purchase of new swing set at Oakwood Park

  • $6,850 to Morton Public Library for purchase of a Curbside Return box

  • $1,000 to Morton Girls Softball Association for help with cost of wiring scoreboard and lighting softball field

  • $500 to Central IL Youth Symphony for purchase of music

  • $2,500 to Apostolic Christian Restmor for purchase of a geriatric-friendly patio table/chairs for public courtyard

  • $650 to Morton Orchestra Parents to purchase portable string bass rack and orchestral composing software

  • $1,500 to Morton Business Association toward purchase of hanging plant baskets for downtown light poles

  • $1,750 to Morton District 709 for outdoor benches at MHS

  • $1,500 to B.A.C.E. for purchase of computers/software

  • $500 for scholarship to art contest winner @ V Gallery art contest

  • $2,500 toward new sign at entrance to Morton


2007 GRANTS

  • $2,985 toward purchase of downtown Christmas decorations

  • $5,000 to Morton Park District for the Brenkman Indoor Batting Facility

  • $1,500 to TCRC to purchase tables and chairs

  • $1,000 to Morton School District 709 for a recognition case

  • $1,000 to Morton High School for construction of an Alumni Garden

  • $2,000 to Lettie Brown School for picnic tables

  • $500 to Jefferson School for window blocks

  • $2,000 to Morton Park District for an indoor playground at the indoor soccer facility

  • $300 to Morton Public Library for a portable sound system

  • $250 to Morton Public Library for literature racks

  • $320 to Morton Public Library for display carts


2006 GRANTS

  • $2,500 to We Care, Inc. to assist with purchase of new vehicle

  • $2,000 to Morton Park District for purchase of additional playground equipment

  • $2,000 to Before and After Christian Education (BACE) for purchase of a new vehicle

  • $2,000 to Morton Unit School District 709 for purchase of playground equipment at Grundy School

  • $1,600 to Tazewell Resource Center for group home appliances

  • $1,445 to Morton Public Library for video projection equipment and a foyer bench


2005 GRANTS

  • $4,000 to Morton Unit School District 709 for purchase and installation of a lighted sign at the Junior High School

  • $3,000 to Morton Park District to purchase and install bike trail amenities, including benches and bike racks

  • $2,000 to Morton Public Library to buy hardware needed to install a wireless network in the library and to purchase a TV/DVD/VHS combination for the library's public meeting rooms


2004 GRANTS

  • $2,000 to Morton Park District for a swing set at McClallen Park

  • $1,200 for a flag display to be placed in front of the new police station

  • $1,000 to Morton School District 709 for an enhanced and guided reading program for the elementary schools

  • $1,000 to Morton township for benches in the meditation garden at Hirstein Cemetery

  • $800 to Morton Public Library for a new display case


2003 GRANTS

  • $1,500 for a trophy case at Morton High School

  • $1,500 to Morton Park District for playground equipment at McClallen Park

  • $375 to Morton Public Library for book display unit

  • $500 to replace American flags downtown

2003 (First Year) Total Grants: $3,875