Donate to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Funds

Community Foundation Funds

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois manages over 450 individual funds which reflect the unique wishes of our donors as well as the diverse needs and interests of the people of Northern Illinois. You can contribute to many of the individual funds – use the searchable table below to find the specific fund you would wish to support. 

Our Community Grants Program provides responsive and strategic support for charitable activities in our region. A gift of any size to the Community Grants fund provides CFNIL with flexible resources to address our community’s most urgent needs, now and into the future.  

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Donate to the Community Grants Program

Community Grants

To support the community needs of Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, and Stephenson counites in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Education (including Career Pathways and Complementary Education), Health, Human Services, Sustainable Communities, and Youth & Families

Grant Making 1999

Other Funds

Fund Fund Type Inc.
Alpha Delta Kappa Xi Education Scholarship
Scholarships for students with at least sophomore standing at a post-secondary institution who are pursuing a career in education
Scholarship 2014
Alpine Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund
To support the scholarship program of Alpine Kiwanis Charities, Inc.
Agency 2000
Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for graduating seniors within Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago County who have a commitment to ending teen dating violence and/or domestic abuse
Scholarship 2011
Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships in recognition of graduating seniors at Byron High School who have made a positive contribution to the Byron High School's girls track program and/or the Byron HS cheerleading program
Scholarship 2004
Angela Rushford Children's Organ Donation Fund

To provide resources for children in need of organ transplants

Agency 2003