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University of Illinois Dads Association Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

2020 Illini Dads Grants

A total of $7,000 in grant money distributed to ten RSOs

(Champaign, IL – November 16, 2020) The Illinois Dads Association at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign announced ten 2020 grant recipients totaling $7,000 in grant awards.  This year’s grant recipients include:

  • The International Medical Relief for Children, received $500 to support their “adopt-a-project” program and provide support volunteer efforts.
  • Illini Emergency Medical Services, received $1000 towards training and usage potential of Stop The Bleed Kits and AEDs across campus.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, received $500 to help improve STEM awareness and outreach to minority students.
  • The Illinois Space Society, received $1000 to help bolster its extensive online educational outreach program.
  • Reaching Across Classes, received $500 to help educate and encourage mentees the summer prior to coming to the UIUC.
  • Minorities in Health Sciences, received $500 to help members offset costs for test prep materials for entry exams.
  • Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organization, received $1000 to help members gain valuable experience helping non-profit clients.
  • Engineers in Action Bridge Program, received $1000 to help fund their 2021 Bridge Project in West Virginia.
  • Phi Chi Theta, received $500 to help offset national membership fees to new members.
  • Student Mental Health Advocacy Club, received $500 to support the positive mental health and well-being of our student body by providing resources and education pertaining to mental health awareness.

“While this year’s Dad’s weekend reduced our ability to give based on previous years, we understand that Registered Student Organization’s (RSO) need financial support more than ever, stated Marc Matteson, Grant Chair of the University of Illinois Dads Association.  “These recipients clearly showed us their need would be well allocated and it helped us to make the decision to fund these organizations this year.”

The Dads Association allocates a portion of its funds to aid worthy recognized student organizations (RSOs), not-for-profit campus associations, and projects that benefit students at the university. Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 are awarded annually based on need as determined by the Dads Association.

For more information, please visit our website at

Grant recipient websites:

About the Illinois Dads Association – Created in 1922, the Illinois Dads Association is the oldest known parents’ association in the nation, we have a lot of experience helping families get acclimated to the University community and student life at Illinois.  Learn more at

To get a PDF of the release, please click HERE.

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