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Our Passion

Philanthropy

HJWC was founded in 1949 with the mission to enrich our community, the lives of our members and their families. A Spring Fashion Show and Tea the first year raised $800 to purchase an obstetrical table for the Hinsdale Hospital. In 2018-2019, we launched our new Grant Fundraising model to help fund tangible items with a lasting impact for deserving organizations. Since then, we have raised $1.4 million dollars for non-profit organizations in Chicagoland and the Western Suburbs.

Each year we provide an average of 20 grants valued between $1-$50,000 to organizations serving women and children. Grant money is awarded to organizations who have needs for items and projects that can be used for many years to come. Vans, playgrounds, building maintenance needs, and equipment are just a small example of the items we give.
 

The 2023-2024 club year grant application is now closed. Check back on September 1, 2024 for the next grant application. Or you can email philanthrophy@hwjc.us if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

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Service Projects

HJWC connects with local non-for-profits to volunteer our time and services to local charities in need. Whether it is providing landscaping for the Wellness House, making fleece blankets for families in need, or packing boxes of food for HCS Family Services, our HJWC members volunteer over 450 hours a year to our partner charities.

Need help? We’d love to partner with you.
 
Please submit your service project here. Applications will remain open until Thursday, August 15, 2024.

Grant Applications

Chicagoland Nonprofits are able to apply for a grant of up to $50,000. HJWC raises money throughout our club year and through our big gala, called Benefit. Each grant applicant goes through a presentation and Q and A session with our members. As a club, we vote on how the raised money will get granted to our applicants. HJWC members vote on the grant applications and our grant recipients are announced in late April/early May.


The 2023-2024 club year grant application is now closed. Check back on September 1, 2024 for the next grant application. Or you can email philanthrophy@hwjc.us if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

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THANK YOU for helping survivors achieve a brand-new outlook and freedom. Your partnership in our mission means so much!
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Wings- Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence 

www.wingsprogram.com

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Philanthropic Grant Winners

A Silver Lining Foundation
 
Aspire
 
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
 
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
 
Communities In Schools of Chicago
 
Dupage Pads
 
New Moms, Inc.
The People's Music School
 
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
 
Child's Voice
 
Helping Hand
 
By The Hand Club For Kids
 
Harmony, Hope & Healing
 
Giant Steps
GiGi's Playhouse Chicago
 
Hope's Front Door
 
Home 2 Home Project
 
IMD Guest House
 
RefugeeOne
 
Sharing Connections, Inc.
 
Share Our Spare
 
WINGS Program Inc.
 
Un Nuevo Despertar - A New Awakening

HJWC Service Hours

HCS Family Services 

Cosley Zoo
 
Chicago Lighthouse
 
Wellness House 

Ray Graham Association
Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan 

Family Services of Dupage 

Interfaith Community Partners
 
Share Our Spare 

Gigi's Playhouse
 
Greenhouse Scholars

Loaves and Fishes 

Aspire

Hinsdale Youth Center

Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer Service
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