The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation Announces Q3 FY 2015 Community Partner Grant Recipients
20 August 2015
The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that 10 organizations have recently been awarded grants through the Foundation’s Community Partners program for the third quarter of 2015. Community Partners are change agents within human services that are either delivering innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so. They are results oriented, leveraging resources and knowledge to positively impact individuals and communities and transform society’s vision of and approach to its most vulnerable members.
Among the Q3 Community Partners is special Gifts Theatre, located in Northbrook, Ill.
Special Gifts Theatre
Musical Theatre Program
The Special Gifts Theatre (SGT) offers a theatre arts experience for youth age 14-22 with developmental and physical disabilities, enabling personal growth while breaking down stereotypes related to disabilities within the community. SGT began a significant expansion of the Musical Theatre Program during the 2014-15 fiscal year at two new program sites: the Walter R. Sundling School in Palatine and Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago. The grant awarded by The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation will be used to support further program expansion in 2015-2016, allowing SGT to significantly increase the number of students and peer mentors the organization serves, shift participants to new program sites to reduce the size of MTP casts, and allow participants — some of whom travel many hours— to attend classes closer to home.
About the Community Partners Program
For more information, visit the Community Partners section of our Charitable Foundation website.