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.

Upcoming Events

Shining Stars Gala

Shining Stars Gala

Mark your Calendars! Our Shining Stars Anniversary Gala will be on September 26th. We're celebrating our 5th anniversary and havingShining Stars Gala
Matt’s Mile & 5K

Matt’s Mile & 5K

Big Changes for Matt's Mile this year - We are moving to a Saturday! Mark your calendar for Saturday, SeptemberMatt’s Mile & 5K

Featured Family

  • Eric - June 2015 Family Focus

Eric’s Story

For the past seven years, tennis has been a very important part of Eric’s life. In August of 2011, Eric went from being able to play tennis in the heat for about three hours to not even being able to play for 15 minutes, in just a few weeks time. […]

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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.