DuPage Foundation

aka DuPage Foundation   |   Downers Grove, IL   |  www.dupagefoundation.org

Mission

DuPage Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships.

Ruling year info

1995

Principal Officer

Mr. David M. McGowan CFRE

Main address

3000 Woodcreek Drive Suite 310

Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA

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EIN

36-3978733

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The vision of DuPage Foundation is to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs, and building community partnerships.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Needs Grant Program

The Foundation seeks to address the broad needs of DuPage County through grants in support of the following program categories: Arts and Culture, Education, Environmental, Health, and Human Services.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Council on Foundations National Standards 2009

Community Foundations National Standards Board 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Needs Grant Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Needs Grant Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

DuPage Foundation is DuPage County’s philanthropic leader. As a publicly-supported 501(c)(3) charity, we strive to help area residents and organizations realize their unique charitable goals; provide impactful support to our community’s not-for-profits; foster key partnerships to address critical issues affecting our community; and help raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County.

The Foundation provides stewardship for more than 350 funds on behalf of our community and its residents, acts as a community leader on key initiatives, and provides grants to local not-for-profit organizations.

The Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program is a competitive process where local not-for-profit organizations can apply for grants in one of four categories: animal welfare, arts & culture, education, environment and health & human services.

In recent years, DuPage Foundation has taken on a leadership role in the community in two specific issue areas: early childhood and the arts. These initiatives, Bright & Early DuPage and Arts DuPage, have gained significant traction in the community.

The Foundation's 35-year history of working directly with donors and not-for-profits enables us to match the unique interests of many of our donor-advisors to the organizations that foster the continuous needs within our community. Together, we have made significant connections that have led to a greater charitable impact that continues to grow and adapt.

Since our establishment in 1986, DuPage Foundation has grown to more than $110 million in assets and awarded more than $55 million in grants on behalf of our donors and partners.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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DuPage Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joseph Weidenbach

U.S Bank

Term: 2019 -

Nathaniel Wasson

Boston Private

Joseph Weidenbach

U.S. Bank

William Blum

Anthony Auto Group

Betsy Brosnan

Retired, Sassetti, LLC

John Kaiser

Cray, Kaiser, Ltd.

Mary Kay Kluge

Retired, Morgan Stanley

Delrose Koch

Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC

Roger McDougal

Northern Trust

Charles McKenna

Retired, Crowe Horwath, LLP

Joan Morrissey

Retired

Dorothy O'Reilly

NAMI DuPage

Megan Shebik

Retired, Kemper Insurance Co.

Joyce Webb

Aon

Kevin Phillips

Savant Wealth Management

Peter Paolilli

Altair Advisers LLC

James Myers

Simon/Myers

Paul Miles

We Raise Foundation

Diana Martinez

McAninch Arts Center

Julius Becton III

George Washington Street Partners

Betsy Goltermann

KI Industries

Gerald Lewis Jr.

BMO Harris Bank U.S.

Charles Saul Jr.

Retired, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/16/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/16/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.