"We are #JVStrong"

Jake Vinyard Foundation

#JVStrong Holiday Blood Drive

December 11th, 2017  - #JVStrong Heartland Blood Centers Holiday Blood Drive.   Spring Grove Village Hall from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.   More Details Coming.

This foundation was established in memory of Jake Vinyard.   Jake was an avid baseball player and talented drummer.   Jake had a vision of going to Culinary school.  #JVStrong has been adopted as our motivational phrase and we simply want to turn our tragedy into a positive for others.   We are a Pay It Forward Organization, who want to help others in need.  The Jake Vinyard Foundation is a Non For Profit 501(c)(3) organization, formally established in 2016.

The Jake Vinyard Foundation will be a vocal advocate for those who suffer from depression, PTSD and anxiety.  We support the Isa Kranz Foundation and Run For Randy, locally here in Spring Grove, IL.  We hope to team up with national organizations such as the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support Organization.

​​Aug 4, 2016 -  #JVStrong Blood Drive at SG Village Hall from 3:00 to 7:00 PM

July 12-17, 2016 -  Inaugural Jake Vinyard Memorial Baseball Tournament in Spring Grove, IL.

July 23rd, 2016 -  From 11:30 to 1:30 We will be volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, preparing meals for children who are starving all over the world.   Click here to sign up to volunteer:

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"The Difference between Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones....Is How You Use Them"  
- anonymous