Grantmakers’ Challenge for Children Reaches $20.5 Million


The Grantmakers’ Challenge for Children continues its final of a five-year effort to address the pressing challenges associated with children in poverty in Springfield.  To date, participating grantmakers and philanthropists have committed or granted $20,505,775.20  in local resources for local preventative solutions to targeted children’s issues. 

This program works to address the following:

  • to marshal local charitable assets in a way that leverages resources and provides for measurable interventions that address community “red flags;”
  • to heighten public awareness of the threats to many children and their lasting impact on our society at large; and
  • to demonstrate to other potential donors in our community that they can make a difference by giving back to the community and investing in the future of our children.  The Challenge is an ongoing effort, additional donors and funding organizations are encouraged to participate.

To read more about this program and to see the full list of participants, visit our website here.