In Focus

News, updates, and insights into the work of the Vistex Foundation and our non-profit partners throughout the world.

Glen Ellyn Childrens Resource Center

Glen Ellyn Childrens Resource Center

The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) provides free after-school and summer programs to children in Glen Ellyn’s elementary school districts. Their students come from low-income, immigrant, and refugee families and the organization teaches them academic and life skills to help them move successfully through grades K-12. Without this program, the achievement gap between low-income students and their non-low-income peers...

Read Full Article »
Wellbody Picture

Wellbody Clinic/Partners in Health

For 5 years, The Vistex Foundation has supported the Wellbody Delivery Center in Kono, Sierra Leone, providing grants for maternal health and deliver facilities and for community health worker training. In 2015, the Wellbody clinic became a partner of Partners in Health (PIH), a global health organization with a reputation for long-term commitments to countries in dire need. Our ongoing...

Read Full Article »
Mission for Vision Picture 2

Mission for Vision

A priority for Vistex Foundation is identifying those most in need throughout the world—particularly in places where aid is hard to come by—and providing access to critical services that can be life-changing. Working with Mission for Vision, we identified just such an opportunity in Khliehriat, an impoverished community in the Meghalaya state of India. A tremendous lack of access to...

Read Full Article »
Ab7 News

Learning To Fail – ABC7 News

Sanjay Shah and the Vistex Foundation have been vocal supporters of STEAM learning, early childhood education, and creative thinking. In September of 2017, Sanjay, along with a panel that included Connie L. Lindsey, VP and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust, Ryan Kunkel, CEO at Red Frog Events, Mark Magnesen, CEO at Matt’s Cookies, and several other industry...

Read Full Article »
Foundation for Children in Need

Foundation for Children in Need

In 2017, with the help of a grant from the Vistex Foundation, Foundation for Children in Need (FCN) successfully coordinated their third year of cleft-lip and cleft-palette surgeries in collaboration with Smile Network International and Santhiram Hospital of Nandyal, Kurnool, India. With help from a team of 25 doctors and volunteers, 72 children have benefitted from the life-changing surgeries. Dr....

Read Full Article »
DuPage Children's Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum

As part of our effort to eliminate barriers to success, The Vistex Foundation supports programs that open up learning opportunities to those who may miss out due to financial constraints. The DuPage Children’s Museum provides a wide array of fun, engaging learning experiences for children throughout the suburban Chicago region, and when we asked them how we can bring in...

Read Full Article »
aldea water spout

ALDEA Water Well, Xepatán, Guatemala

In the past year, the Vistex Foundation began looking for opportunities to help those in need in Central America. Seeking an opportunity to provide drinking water for a community, we established a partnership with ALDEA (formerly the Behrhorst Partners for Development), and developed a plan to build a water well in rural Guatemala. Battling with the forces of nature, construction...

Read Full Article »
Honduras

Mentors International, Honduras and El Salvador

70 new jobs, 137 families helped and over 600 individuals positively impacted The Vistex Foundation awarded a grant to Mentors International, in support of their work in Honduras and El Salvador providing small loans to entrepreneurs who would otherwise have no access to capital. Each loan helps provide training on business and life skills, ensuring that entrepreneurs in developing countries...

Read Full Article »
Medical Teams International

Medical Teams International, Community Health Program, Crochu, Haiti

Five years after a devastating earthquake, Haitians are still struggling to rebuild. In Crochu, Haiti, the Vistex Foundation is partnering with Medical Teams International to fund programs focused on improving community health. The Healthy Children & Safe Motherhood Program ensures babies receive vital immunizations and monthly health checks, children are properly educated about sanitation practices, and rural health systems have...

Read Full Article »
Wellbody Hospital Kono

Wellbody Hospital Kono, Sierra Leone

The Vistex Foundation first partnered with the Wellbody Alliance in January 2014, funding a women’s health clinic and prenatal services training program in Kono District, Sierra Leone. The Ebola outbreak last summer forced the health center to make significant adjustments to their initial project plans in order to address the pressing and critical health challenge. They ultimately were successful. The...

Read Full Article »