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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For more information about the types of endowment funds, please visit this page

Donate to the Community Grants Program

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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.
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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
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Alpine Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund
To support the scholarship program of Alpine Kiwanis Charities, Inc.
Agency 2000
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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
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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
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Angela Rushford Children's Organ Donation Fund

To provide resources for children in need of organ transplants

Agency 2003
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Animal Services Auxiliary
To support Winnebago County Animal Services through the work of the Animal Services Auxiliary
Agency 2004
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Ann M. Brodeski Memorial Fund
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2006
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Anna Schiller Scholarship
Scholarships for graduating seniors of Rockford Christian High School that demonstrate commitment to their community
Scholarship 2012
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Anna Wartowski Memorial
To support a school-wide effort to feed, clothe, house, or otherwise meet the physical and mental welfare of needy students at Lincoln Middle School
Donor Designated 1998
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Annie and Oscar Blackwell Education
To support the educational programs of Allen Chapel Church
Donor Designated 2007
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Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship
Scholarships to graduates of Pecatonica High School who are pursuing careers as teachers
Scholarship 2012
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Armer F. Ahlstrand
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2010
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Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships to support an Auburn High School senior CAPA student planning to major in the performing arts
Scholarship 2003
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Auburn Bandwagon
To provide ongoing support for the Auburn High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular
Agency 2001
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BandWagon 2 Endowment
To provide musical instruments to the Rockford Public School District Middle School band programs
Donor Designated 2013
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Barbara J. Nelson Family Arts
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2015
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Barbara Olson Center of Hope Endowment
To support Barbara Olson Center of Hope
Donor Designated 1999
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Barber-Colman Management
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2010
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Beef-A-Roo Partners Charitable
To provide resources for charitable organizations in Winnebago County, IL as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2007
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Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
To support Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
Agency 2014
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Bernie and Deenie Kittle Family
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 1999
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Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant
Scholarships for female graduating seniors who plan to enter the teaching profession
Scholarship 1998
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Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship
Scholarships for graduating seniors residing in Boone, Ogle or Winnebago Counties who plan to pursue a degree in the visual arts
Scholarship 2011
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Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating high school baseball or softball players who intend to pursue a sports-related college degree

Agency 2010
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Bonnie Sorenson Scudder Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for female seniors at Harvard Community High School to further their education in women's physical education
Scholarship 1998