#JVStrong Holiday Blood Drive

December 21st, 2017  - #JVStrong Heartland Blood Centers Holiday Blood Drive.   Spring Grove Village Hall from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.   Click HERE For Flyer.

Our Mission

Nov 24 - Dec 21 - "OPERATION FEED 33"

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​​Dec 21st, 2017 -  #JVStrong Blood Drive at SG Village Hall from 3:00 to 7:00 PM

June 21st - July 1st, 2018  -  3rd Annual Jake Vinyard Memorial #JVStrong Baseball Tournament.   Click HERE For Tournament Registration Document

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.


November 24th - December 21st - We want to feed at least 33 families in need or struggling this Christmas Season.   Click HERE for details.

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 support local and national organizations such as the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support Organization and recently A Soldiers Journey Home

about us

Jake Vinyard Foundation


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

"We are #JVStrong"