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Welcome To The Dunham Fund

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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Dunham Fund Supports the Aurora Public Library Foundation

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:43:58 +0000 John C. Dunham believed in supporting education and literary projects. To continue his legacy, The Dunham Fund issued a $250,000 grant to the Aurora Public Library Foundation for the creation of permanent art pieces to display at the new state-of the art Santori Public Library. John Dunham, a mentor to many students in the Aurora area […]


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Aurora Public Library Foundation Announces Art Competition | Download PDF

September 26, 2014
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