Criteria for Eligibility & Selection:
- The organization is a not-for-profit in Kankakee County.
- Setting and achieving clear business objectives and effective use of resources.
- Demonstrates originality and sustainability in generating income or securing funding.
- Shows innovation in services or programs to meet changing demands in Kankakee County.
- Shows an analysis of measurable results in the communities they serve.
- Shows a commitment to people development, whether paid or volunteer, including qualified governance.
- Demonstrates strong and accountable governance leadership.