State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Promoting Grants for Small Nonprofits in Illinois

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs was our guest on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Tuesday. The State Treasurer joined WKEI to talk about grant opportunities for small nonprofit organizations through the Treasurer’s Office. A nonprofit with a budget of less than $1 million dollars is eligible for grants through the Charitable Trust. The Treasurer also spoke to WKEI about unclaimed property and a heartwarming story about a man who had no family whose intention was to leave his fortune over more than $2 million dollars to charity. Unfortunately, the man died before he could put the donation into motion. Thankfully, thanks to the Treasurer’s Office staff the money was secured and donated to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, among other charities per the man’s wishes. The Treasurer reminds everyone to check out unclaimed property through the Treasurer’s Office as you never know what your family may have left behind.

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