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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Rockford Sports Coalition
To support Rockford Sports Coalition
Agency 1993
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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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Rockford Sportsmen Golf Association
To fund and promote the programs and activities of the Rockford Sportsmen Golf Association
Agency 2001
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IceHogs Charitable Foundation
To support charitable organizations in the Greater Rockford Area
Agency 2005
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Rockford University Endowed Student Opportunity
To support Rockford University scholarships
Agency 2014
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Rockford Mass Transit District Community Transportation Endowment

To insure resources for mass transit transportation in Rockford and the surrounding community. 

Agency 2007
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N.E.IL.Envirothon
To support the Northeastern Illinois Envirothon
Agency 2005
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Rockford University/Rubin Scholarship
To provide scholarships for students with financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago counties attending Rockford University
Agency 2016
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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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NAMI Northern Illinois Endowment
To support NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Northern Illinois
Agency 2014
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Carpenter's Place

To support Carpenter's Place

Agency 2004
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Rockford Wind Ensemble Co. Endowment
To support Rockford Wind Ensemble
Agency 2014
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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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Durand Endowment
To support Durand Charm NFP
Agency 2015
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RAMM Endowment
To support Rockford Area Minority Management (RAMM)
Agency 1994
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Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)

To support NICNE's efforts to promote and grow innovation and excellence for greater social impact. 

Agency 2019
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James E. Lockwood
To provide resources to the Rockford Park District to make improvements on or maintain J.E. Lockwood Park
Agency 1991
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Goodwill Trust
To support Goodwill Industries
Agency 1981
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RAMP Endowment
To support RAMP (Regional Access & Mobility Project, Inc.)
Agency 2011
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East Bandwagon
To provide ongoing support for the East High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular
Agency 2001
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Neighborhood Network of Rockford
To support Neighborhood Network
Agency 2007
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Greenwood Forever Endowment
To support the operating expenses of the chapel and grounds of Greenwood Cemetery
Agency 2012
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Cherry Valley Public Library District Charitable Fund
To support the Cherry Valley Public Library District
Agency 2004
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Restoration of Beyer Field
To support the long-term and continuing use of Beyer Park and school for sports activities by neighborhood residents
Agency 2004
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Jefferson Bandwagon
To provide ongoing support for the Jefferson High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular
Agency 2001