Judy Beck Grant Opens for Second-Year Submissions

In 2020, The Beck Family Foundation and Hurvis Family launched the Judy Beck Grant program to support generations of new conservation leaders to continue the great work and legacy of building and strengthening our local community.

A dedicated environmentalist, Beck served as a park board commissioner for 32 years, was a village natural resources commissioner and a member of the Glenview/Glencoe League of Women Voters. In addition to her local leadership, Judy also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years, and served as the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Board President in 1994 and was named IAPD Commissioner of the year in 1996.

In its inaugural year, the program funded six exciting green projects taking place in 2021 in Glenview totaling $9,922.

Applications are now being accepted for projects in 2022. The 2022 grant of $15,000 has been generously provided by the Beck, Hurvis, and Straus Families. The grant funding will be awarded for either a single project or multiple smaller projects. The grant is available to non-profit groups or individuals with projects focusing on environmental conservation, sustainability, community engagement or youth development.

All submissions are due at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 17. Winners will be announced on or around February 1, 2022.