Harvey and Ethel Daeumer Foundation

Mission Statement:

To support local charitable causes

for children’s education, health, development and welfare;

and improvements and comfort for the sick, aged, or disabled.



Harvey began The Foundation on June 6, 2001.   This was a short time

 after he lost his beloved wife Ethel.  Elgin was lucky to be home to this very

 generous and giving couple.  They considered charities to be their children.

Harvey passed away in 2008 leaving behind a legacy

designed to carry on their local philanthropy.

Requesting a Grant:

Download and complete the application:

pdf file  or  Word Doc

(updated 8/13/22)


Include:  A short cover letter on your organization’s letterhead.

 A detailed budget along with supporting vendor quotes or estimates, if applicable.

Include a copy of your 501(c)(3) letter.


Send in all requirements by email or regular mail.

Email submissions: Scan all pages into a single PDF-formatted document.  Include the organization name in the subject line of the email.


DEADLINE:  Please have your grant requests in by 4/15/2024

 to be considered for funding during 2024.


Grants won't be considered unless all requirements included.  Due to the volume of requests, we will be unable to provide notification of missing documents.

 Link:  Post Grant Requirements


www.Daeumer.org         hedfnd@gmail.com 


 c/o Glen T. Dobosz

2175 Point Blvd, Suite 150, Elgin, IL 60123