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Welcome to the Dunham Fund, the largest private foundation in the greater Aurora, Illinois area. Our goal as a philanthropic organization is to provide financial support to qualifying organizations that, like John Dunham and his family, are devoted to education, enterprise and community development — the foundations for a better tomorrow.


This site is intended to help visitors learn about Mr. Dunham, the Fund he endowed and the types of positive, change-focused activities we support. We have included a grant application to make it easy for organizations to apply for funding.


We encourage applicants whose activities inspire positive change to apply for Fund support, so that, together, we can make the world a more comfortable, safer place for mankind.



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Proud Partner of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 The Dunham Fund STEM Partnership School reflects John C. Dunham’s mission to inspire students to achieve excellence in academics, work ethic, and commitment to community service. In 2009, we asked for ideas that would have significant impact on the greater Aurora area, Aurora University responded, and we were pleased to jump on board to help. […]


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