Family Foundation

Our Focus Is On Improving Our Children’s Future ​Through Health And Education

We Strive To Make A Difference In Our Communities

The Palumbo Family Foundation strives to make a difference in two sectors of our communities in the Chicagoland area. One is providing scholarships to well deserving students of lower income families. Without scholarships, many of these students would not realize their dream of furthering their education. The other is providing medical grants to organizations that serve the needs of local medically challenged children.

The Palumbo Family Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization. The administration of the foundation is all volunteers; a 100% of the net proceeds of donations and fundraising events give hope and inspiration to young adults looking for financial help to continue their education after high school; as well as children with medical needs.

Location: 321 Center St, Hillside IL 60162



Scholarships are open to all high school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 yr or 4 yr) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools who meet the program requirements.


The Palumbo Family Foundation supports local groups who provide services and well being to children and young adults with physical and/or mental challenges.


With minimal expenses, 100% of the net proceeds from fundraising or donations are directly used for the scholarship program and/or medical charities support children of our local area.


Our Mission

Sebastian (Sam) and Mary Palumbo, along with their children, Jessica, Kaitlyn, Samantha, Elizabeth, and Gabriella, founded the Palumbo Family Foundation with the desire to offer boys and girls the opportunity to thrive through education and wellness grants.

The pursuit of overall well being serves to allow them to further their education and careers.

A Word

From Our President

"The Palumbo Family Foundation was created by our aspiration of helping our local communities by supporting the future leaders of these communities through education and wellness. One small group can make a difference, with your support of the Palumbo Foundation, this determined small group can continue changing the lives of many. Thank you to all our past, current, and future supporters. "

- Mary Palumbo

Local organizations &

Charities We Support

The Palumbo Family Foundation supports local groups who provide services and wellbeing to children and young adults with physical and/or mental challenges. Since its inception in 2007, the Palumbo Family Foundation has given grants and donations to local organizations such as

What began modestly as a small group of parents in Rolling Meadows hoping to establish a “school for their special needs children” has expanded significantly to reflect the current needs of families with children diagnosed with developmental delays, as well as adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, most notably those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Giant Steps
Giant Steps is an innovative educational and therapeutic program for individuals living with autism. They take pride in offering specialized programming to enrich the daily lives of each student and/or young adult with autism.
Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is an organization founded in late 1992 by Kathleen A. Casey, CEO/President. The foundation is named in memory of her eight year-old son, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer

scholarships awarded


awarded to local charities

$1 million+

in scholarships awarded

years of community support

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Location: 321 Center St, Hillside IL 60162