13 Dec Thanks to American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
This fall, New Hope was proud to accept a grant of $2,500 from the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation. It wasn’t a typical grant, though, and we never asked for the money. In fact, it was a New Hope mother who believes in our mission that wanted to give back to us.
Eldonna Merritt, the mother of one of the individuals we serve, saw an email from her insurance company, American Family Insurance, inviting her to nominate a deserving nonprofit for their Dreams Foundation Community of Dreamers grant program. After years of working with New Hope to provide her son with services, Eldonna wanted to support our mission in a big way. She nominated New Hope for the grant without much hope that her nomination would be chosen since only 100 nonprofits across the entire country would be chosen. With some luck, though, New Hope was awarded a $2,500 gift from the Dreams Foundation thanks entirely to Eldonna and her belief in our mission. Thanks to her for her thoughtfulness and generous spirit, and thanks to American Family Insurance and their Dreams Foundation for the generous gift!
Learn more about the Dreams Foundation and find other winners of the Community of Dreamers initiative online.