Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a resource that will help defray the cost of sports and community programs for children of families suffering financial hardship. Working with local organizations, the 12 Oaks Foundation will provide grants to families in need so their kids won’t have to miss some of the best parts of childhood.

Funds will be awarded based on financial need, with special consideration given to children in families coping with cancer.

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Featured Family

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Olivia’s Story

Personal Message of Thanks

Dear 12 Oaks Foundation,

When I was 14 years old I was diagnosed with Lymphoma, right before the start of my studio competition season. I was shocked that I had cancer and super upset at knowing I was going […]

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Shmulie’s Story

Personal Message of Thanks

Dear 12 Oaks Foundation,

Firstly, thank you. We are so incredibly humbled by your kindness, care, and concern.

When our son Shmulie was diagnosed with leukemia, things turned upside down overnight. 

Your organization came through to ensure that our children […]

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Children ages 8-18 whose participation in an athletic or artistic extracurricular activity has been or is at risk of being interrupted by the financial strain of cancer. Currently, we will be serving families in the Illinois and Wisconsin geographic areas with the goal of serving families nationally as funds permit.
No. Any extracurricular activity – be it in athletics or the arts (music, theatre, etc.) -where there are fees and expenses involved will be considered.
No. The 12 Oaks Foundation will write and send a check for the designated amount on your behalf directly to the appropriate individual/organization.
No. But proof of illness must be authenticated. We understand ongoing cancer treatment often results in financial strain on families. However, we may request additional information to understand the financial need for the activity or other support that may be available directly from the organization.
Twelve Oaks Foundation

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