News / 1.2.18

Epstein Community Foundation Awards Two Charitable Grants

Gigi’s Playhouse – Chicago & HAS McKinley Park Receive $5K Each!

The Epstein Community Foundation (ECF), the employee-run charitable arm of Epstein, is excited to announce it has awarded $5,000 grants to GiGi's Playhouse - ChicagoHSA McKinley Park.

Gigi’s Playhouse - Chicago provides free life changing therapeutic and education programs to individuals with Down syndrome, their family and community. They will use the grant to modernize and improve their literacy program. It will provide one-on-one tutoring for over 80 students. The ability to read and communicate is paramount to helping children and adults with Down syndrome develop confidence, gain independence, and live a rich and meaningful life. ECF is thrilled to play a small role in helping to make this program a success. Congratulations to Gigi’s Playhouse!


ECF has also awarded HSA McKinley Park with a $5,000 charitable grant. Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park is a public K-12 charter school that fosters an environment of inquiry and a love of learning so students are prepared to thrive in a STEM-focused high school, college and world. The school will be using the grant to pay for its Green Power for Green Spaces program. Students will design and construct five solar arrays to power various electrical systems in community gardens around Southwest Chicago – communities in which their students and their families live and work. Congratulations! We can’t wait to see the students’ progress on the project throughout the school year.


About the Epstein Community Foundation

The Epstein Community Foundation (ECF) is a charity that was founded in 2008 by Epstein employees with the goal of developing a partnership with communities to empower people to improve their lives.

ECF collaborates with local organizations to construct safe environments and mentor communities. This is achieved through volunteering time, sharing expertise, and contributing financially to help build a brighter future. https://www.epsteincommunityfo...