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Our Mission

Giving has always been part of the Etnyre Company and Family tradition. In 2018, the shareholders of Etnyre International established The Etnyre Foundation to give back to our communities.

Vision

Healthy, vibrant communities where we live and work.

Mission

Through grants to nonprofit organizations, we support educational, environmental, and health initiatives that improve our local communities.

Our Values

Care

We are devoted to the well-being of others

Integrity

We are accountable to one another in a respectful and responsive manner

Fairness

We review and award grants using clear, unbiased, and objective processes

Respect

We seek to understand the ideas of those we serve

Application Process

A grant must meet the criteria of one of three pillars: Education, Environment, and Health & Well-being.

Basic Requirements

  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status
  • Communities where Etnyre International operates
  • Organization align with the mission of the Foundation

Timeline

  • Application Deadline March 31st, 2024
  • Grant recipients will be notified May 2024

Grant Amounts

  • $500 - $5,000
  • No consumables - items used quickly that need to be replaced often (e.g. office supplies, food, clothing)
  • Field trips
  • Political and religious activities or beliefs
  • Sports and extracurricular activities and equipment
  • Anything that should be the responsibility of governments
  • Damage caused by a commercial entity
  • National or international organizations not directly active in our communities
  • Scholarships
  • Sponsorships
  • Salaries
  • Stipends for speakers
  • Consultants
  • Grants that fund medical or scientific research
  • Grants to individuals
  • Debt relief

Grants must meet one or more pillar objectives and goals. Grants may cover more than one pillar area.

Education Information

Objective

Education grants will focus on promoting learning and achievement to students of all ages.

Goals

  • Support initiatives to reach students with a variety of learning methods (e.g. virtual field trips, outdoor classrooms, physical activities, etc.)
  • Promote school culture where differences are appreciated and celebrated, as well as social-emotional learning, and family engagement
  • Support fine arts programs

Health & Well-being Information

Objective

Health and well-being grants will fund objectives that propel organizations forward in their mission to serve those experiencing unmet human needs with attention on food insecurity, mental health and physical wellness.

Goals

  • Support programs that influence social determinants of the health of the community as a whole or group within the community, i.e. safety, nutrition, social supports.
  • Provide support that increases efficiency of existing efforts to enhance health and well-being
  • Support programs that provide education and training concerning health in communities

Environment Information

Objective

Environment grants will fund initiatives to kickstart and support efforts that will have a lasting positive impact on the environment.

Goals

  • Support local efforts to protect and improve the environment in the communities.
  • Support local efforts that will have a long-term lasting impact on our communities. Applications will need to outline how the project can be sustained once the grant money has been used.
  • Lower the carbon footprint and promote the environmental health of our communities.
  • Promote education and greater awareness about efforts individuals and organizations can make to lower their carbon footprint as well as help the local environment.

Grant Recipients

2019

Oregon Community Unit School District
Rock River Center
Serenity Hospice and Home
Pegasus Special Riding
Village of Progress

2020

Chana Education Center
Chana School Foundation 
Friends of Nachusa Grasslands
Oregon Community Unit School District
Oregon Public Library
Pegasus Special Riders
Rock River Center 
Village of Progress  

2021

Oregon CUSD #220
Fieldcrest CUSD #6
Chana Education Center
Wickenburg High School Band
Friends of Nachusa Grasslands
Wickenburg Performing Arts Boosters
Wickenburg Cultural and Conservation Foundation
Chana School Foundation
Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts
Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County
The Kitchen Table – Rochelle
Franklin Creek Conservation Association
Wickenburg Community Services Corporation
Friends of Music Committee, Inc – Wickenburg
Pegasus Special Riders, Inc.
Believe in the Children 
VFW Post 8076 – Hartwell, GA
Cancer Association of Anderson, SC
Rock River Center, Inc.
The Village of Progress

2022

Cancer Association of Anderson
Chana Education Center
Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts
Desert Caballeros Museum
Fieldcrest CUSD #6
Foothills Alliance
Friends of Music Committee, Inc.
Friends of Nachusa Grasslands
Habitat for Humanity
Kennedy Middle School – Rockford
Mt. Morris Senior Center
Oregon CUSD #220
Rock River Center
United Way of Rock River Valley
Wickenburg Conservation Foundation
Wickenburg Performing Arts Boosters

2023

Anderson Free Clinic – Anderson, S.C.
Arizona Elk Society
Blackhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Bond Public Library
Cancer Association of Anderson
Chana Education Center
Children’s Safe Harbor
Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts.
Desert Caballeros Museum
Fieldcrest CUSD #6
First Light
Franklin Creek Conservation Association
Friends of Music Committee, Inc. – Wickenburg
Habitat for Humanity if Ogle County
Minonk Fire Protection District
Mt. Morris Sr. Center.
Nachusa Grasslands
Northern IL Blood Center
Oregon CUSD #220
Oregon Fire Protection District
Pay It Forward House
Polo High School
Region One Veteran Services Office
Rockford Habitat for Humanity
Rock River Center – Oregon
Superhero Center for Autism
T-Wolves Youth Wrestling Program
Toluca Coal Mine
United Way of Lee County
VFW Post 8076
Village of Rutland
Village of Progress – Oregon
Wickenburg Community Services Center
Wickenburg Cultural and Conservation
Wickenburg Cultural and Conservation Foundation
Wickenburg Performing Arts Boosters

2024

Almost Home Kids
Bonafied Dog Rescue
Bond Public Library
Boy Scouts of America—-Camp Lowden
Cancer Association of Anderson
Chana Education Center
Coliseum Museum of Art, Antiques, and Americana
Desert Caballeros Museum
Easter Seals—The Autism Way
Fieldcrest School District
Foundation for Senior Living
Franklin Creek Conservation Association
Freedom House
Friends of Music Committee, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity Ogle County
Kennedy Middle School
Lee County Aging
Minonk Fire Protection District
Mt. Morris Senior Center
Northern IL Blood Bank
Ogle County Fair Association
Oregon Community Unit District
Oregon Fire Protection Center
Oregon Fire Swiftwater and Dive Rescue Team
Oregon Police Department
Pay It Forward House
Region One Vets Support Office
Rock River Center
Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity
Rutland American Legion
Shining Star Advocacy Center
Soaring Eagle Academy
Superhero Center for Autism
Teen Turf Inc.
Toluca Public Library
United Way of Lee Ogle County
VFW Post 8076
Village of Progress
Village of Rutland – Parks & Recreation and Outreach Department
Webb Center for the Performing Arts
Wickenburg Community Service
Wickenburg Cultural and Conservation
Woodford Special Education serving Fieldcrest District

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at etnyrefoundation@gmail.com