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Grow Spring Valley

Grow Spring Valley

Grow Spring Valley has forged a strategic partnership with the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation to amplify grant opportunities, bolster mission visibility, and fortify financial sustainability.


Formerly known as the Spring Valley Boosters, Grow Spring Valley comprises a dynamic assembly of residents and entrepreneurs committed to maximizing the potential of the city's 5,400-strong community. The organization is unwavering in its dedication to reinvigorating the downtown area, expanding economic horizons to encompass Interstate 80, and enriching overall quality of life.


Noteworthy contributions by Grow include support for Spring Valley parks, Cops4Cancer initiatives, the Spring Valley Police Department's National Night Out, and Christmas4Kids festivities. Additionally, the group has made significant monetary contributions, such as a $2,500 donation towards the Spring Valley Community Center project and a $7,500 investment in a downtown music/speaker initiative.


Former Grow President JC Heerdt initiated contact with the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation after observing the foundation's pivotal role in securing a $10,000 donation from the Matt Carroll family for Reimagine Mendota, which spearheads downtown revitalization endeavors following dual fires in 2022.


Recently elected President Sarah Kinkin emphasized that collaborating with SRCCF will empower Grow to concentrate on its fundamental objectives. In a press release, Kinkin expressed confidence in SRCCF's wealth of resources, expertise, and regional reach, positioning it as an invaluable ally in amplifying awareness of Grow Spring Valley's mission and effectively addressing community needs.

Committed to you and your future.

Community foundations exist to meet the philanthropic needs of the community and the philanthropic desires of local donors. When we connect those two, wonderful things happen to enhance the quality of life for all of us.​

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