The Riverside Township Board reviews requests for funding from non-profit community organizations, on a quarterly basis, that provide programs within the Township and that benefit local residents. Grants are considered at monthly board meetings each February, May, August, and November.
In November of 2018, the Township Board awarded an honorable grant to the American Legion Post #0488 to further aid the group’s efforts in the restoration of the Gold Star Memorial, located in Riverside’s Guthrie Park. Various elements of the war memorial have long been neglected and the local American Legion post hopes to have the entire area restored and improved in time for this year’s Memorial Day. In November, additional grants were also awarded to Riverside Brookfield High School, the Prairie Trail Federation, and the Riverside Public Library.
This past February, the Riverside Township Board approved grants for the Riverside Fire Department, Riverside Arts Weekend, Hauser Jr. High School’s Cougar ADVANCE program, Best Buddies International, Access To Care, and Sokol Spirit.
An additional grant (pictured above) was also awarded to Aging Care Connections to sponsor their Kick-off and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for Aging Well Month on May 1st. A month-long series of free programs, activities, and events in May, Aging Well Month focuses on empowering older adults and providing them access to the info and assistance they need so that they can live safe and independent lives. The Kick-off and Volunteer Luncheon honors individuals over 60 years old that are making a difference in their communities. Last year, over 90 senior adults were honored from Riverside, Lyons, and Proviso Townships.