The McHenry County Community Foundation has named Good Sports as a recipient of a $5,000 grant at the Foundation’s Grants Luncheon held August 22, 2017 at Boulder Ridge Country Club, Lake in The Hills, Illinois.  Good Sports will use the grant money to further our mission of keeping all kids on the field.

The McHenry County Community Foundation connects the generosity of local donors with community needs through grants to organizations working to create a better quality of life throughout the county.

This brings the Foundation’s annual grant distributions for the 2017-18 fiscal year to $1.7 million – this highest in the organization’s 16 year history. For the past three years, the Foundation has provided funds to more than 70 organizations, protecting the human services safety net for those hardest hit by the economy, developing new audiences to sustain our county’s arts and education organizations, and improving conditions for healthy and active lifestyles.

“I’d like to congratulate Good Sports for their work in our community,” said Robin Doeden, Executive Director of The McHenry County Community Foundation.

“The ultimate goal of the Foundation is to ensure that financial support from our generous donors goes to the most deserving nonprofits in our county. Good Sports and others receiving grants today are doing great work to enrich the lives of McHenry County residents. The Foundation is honored to partner with them in the coming year,” added Doeden.

Foundation grant recipients underwent a thorough application and review process and demonstrated their nonprofit’s needs, goals, reach and potential to members of the Foundation’s grant committee.


About The McHenry County Community Foundation

The McHenry County Community Foundation is a trusted community leader, sponsor and participant encouraging philanthropy and welcoming partnerships to create a positive difference in the quality of life in all of McHenry County.

The McHenry County Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of McHenry County.  We work with you to help you fulfill your charitable interests and goals.  We play a key role in addressing community needs, opportunities and dreams – now and in the future – in order to help make giving as effective as possible.

For more information please contact The Foundation at 815.338.GIVE (4483) or connect with us:


About Good Sports, Inc.

Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $20 million worth of equipment to more 3,200 youth programs, impacting over FOUR MILLION kids. Good Sports has also been awarded a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability, for three years in a row; is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity; and is listed on Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100, an index of top American nonprofits creating meaningful social impact. To donate to Good Sports, click here.