Danish Home of Chicago Recognized with Prestigious Royal Grant

  • January 25, 2021
  • January 28, 2021
  • The Danish Home - Chicago, IL


The Danish Home of Chicago and The Danish Home Foundation are proud to announce that “Dronning Margrethes and Prins Henriks Fond” (Queen Margrethe’s and Prince Henrik’s Foundation) in Denmark has awarded a generous grant to The Danish Home Foundation’s “Our Future in Focus” capital campaign. The Danish royal foundation supports cultural, scientific and social purposes in the form of concrete projects.

The Danish Home Foundation is in the midst of raising funds for its $10.5 million campaign in support of physical improvements to The Danish Home of Chicago and charitable care for residents who have exhausted their financial resources.

These fundraising efforts will enable The Danish Home to add a spacious dining room overlooking its beautiful garden, modernize its kitchen, bring a new dining room and five apartments to healthcare on the first floor, add five new apartment suites to independent living on the second floor, and grow its charitable care fund.

“There is more to life than brick and mortar,” remarked The Danish Home president and CEO Scott L. Swanson. “We are all about personal, quality care and happy lives for our residents. We give grateful thanks for involvement and investment in our community, and we are proud and very appreciative of this prestigious grant from the “Dronning Margrethes and Prins Henriks Fond.” The Danish Home and The Danish Home Foundation sincerely thank “Queen Margrethe’s and Prince Henrik’s Foundation” for this special honor and recognition of “Our Future in Focus” capital campaign.

This distinguished grant from Denmark will enable The Danish Home to add a commemorative wall in the new Bistro Café, where the Danish royal family and “Ridder af Dannebrog” (Knights of the Order of Dannebrog) will be recognized.

Swanson added, “Imagine coming to The Danish Home of Chicago in the future and seeing all of these improvements and upgrades for all of its residents, community members, families and friends to enjoy. Please join us in being a part of this much-needed project to benefit current and future generations. Architectural drawings and details about the proposed new building expansion can be found on our Danish Home website.”

The Danish Home Foundation’s “Our Future in Focus” appeal is open to local, national and international donors, with great appreciation of gifts, pledges or bequests in any amount. Founded in 1891, The Danish Home of Chicago is a boutique senior community in the Norwood Park neighborhood. Established in 2013, The Danish Home Foundation is the fundraising arm through which The Danish Home of Chicago’s generous donors can offer their financial support and volunteer contributions. Gifts to The Danish Home Foundation’s “Our Future in Focus” Capital Campaign can be made here or by calling 773-775-7383.

National Foundation for Danish America
PO Box 1003
Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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