An Oak Park-based nonprofit has raised the final $100,000 it needed just weeks shy of its deadline. As a result, the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation will receive a $2 million gift from an Elgin-based casino.

The foundation — a 50-year-old, charitable organization that provides grants to everyone from the Animal Care League to West Suburban PADS — announced Monday that it’s now raised the $2 million it needed in order to secure the grant from the Grand Victoria Casino’s charitable foundation. The final $100,000 came by way of the Russell and Josephine Kott Memorial Trust, just ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline.

Altogether, the Community Foundation has gathered 400 donations since it first announced the campaign in 2008. Those donations ranged anywhere from $5 to a recent $500,000 donation from the Community Chest of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park last month.

With the money raised, the Community Foundation plans to make $225,000 in grants available each year to local nonprofits, according to a press release.

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