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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New this Year – We will be adding a 10K option to the Mile and 5K runs.

Matt’s Mile & 5K: September 24, 2016

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Featured Family

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Oliver’s Story

Personal Message of Thanks


Dear 12 Oaks Foundation,

Thank you SO, SO much. This means the world to my family right now, especially Oliver! Many children dread their music lessons, but Oliver simply loves his.

It’s so important to us that he […]

  • image2 Heze Ramirez

Hezekiah’s Story

Personal Message of Thanks

Dear 12 Oaks Foundation,

From our family to the 12 Oaks Foundation, we would like to thank you.

Our son Hezekiah has been playing baseball for the last seven years, and we have enjoyed watching him grow and […]

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.
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