A fund to support Morton's most needy and/or vulnerable.
Something was missing. Mortonite and local businessman (Gold’s Gym owner), Todd Grimm, met with Morton Community Foundation (MCF) Executive Director, Scott Witzig in the Fall of 2011, to discuss how he could get involved in supporting his hometown through the MCF. After reviewing the current fund options and hearing some of the stories behind these funds and grants made from the funds, Todd was particularly touched by the story of a $600 grant made to Lincoln School for the purchase of small appliances and kitchen utensils. to help special-needs students learn to cook independently. This story gave Todd and his wife Kathryn the idea to start a new fund at the MCF. No fund existed specifically to support people of need in Morton.
So, Todd & Kathryn started the Morton Helping Hand Fund. Once this fund reaches its minimum balance of $10,000 it will begin distributing grants for generations to come, supporting the purchase of provisions for food, clothing, shelter, health care, educational assistance, gaining self-sufficiency, or emergency assistance.