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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Booker Washington Community and Cultural Center Endowment

To support Booker Washington Community and Cultural Center

Agency 2009
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Freeport Arts Center Education
To support Freeport Art Museum
Agency 2007
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Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation
To support Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation
Agency 2017
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Discovery Center Museum Endowment
To support Discovery Center Museum of Rockford
Agency 2009
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Friends Endowment for Nachusa Grasslands
To support Nachusa Grasslands
Agency 2014
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Stateline Youth for Christ Foundation
To support Stateline Youth for Christ
Agency 2014
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Junior League of Rockford, Inc. Endowment
To support the Junior League of Rockford
Agency 2001
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PAWS Humane Society Helping Hand Endowment
To support PAWS Humane Society
Agency 2006
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Winnebago County Conservation Fund
To promote the protection, enhancement, restoration and wise use of our natural resources
Agency 2003
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Rockford Cosmopolitan Foundation
To support Rockford Cosmopolitan Club
Agency 2011
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Bur Oak Endowment
To support Klehm Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Agency 2007
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Friends of Booker Washington
To support Booker Washington Center with its efforts to develop youth leaders and encourage independent lifestyles for adults
Agency 2003
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Hospice Benefit Concert
To provide resources to support the Hospice Benefit Concerts to fund the following not-for-profit hospice care providers: Northern Illinois Hospice Association, OSF Hospice, VNA Hospice
Agency 2004
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Winnebago County Criminal Justice Foundation Fund
To fund and promote funding criminal justice projects in Winnebago County
Agency 2000
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Rockford Fire Department Community
To promote community involvement providing department upgrades, education, training, equipment, and wellbeing of fire personnel
Agency 2009
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Burpee Museum Endowment
To support Burpee Museum of Natural History
Agency 2009
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Philip Dedrick Endowment Fund for Collection Care
To support care of the Freeport Art Museum's collections
Agency 2001
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Winnebago County Nursing Home Foundation Fund
To provide for the needs of River Bluff Nursing Home residents
Agency 2000
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Without Shoes Modern Dance Company
To support Without Shoes Modern Dance Company
Agency 2004
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Byron Foundation Endowment
To support Byron Foundation for Educational Excellence
Agency 2017
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Rockford Mass Transit District Operating/Capital

To support the Rockford Mass Transit District and Rockford Paratransit services

Agency 2007
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Friends of the Park
To support the Winnebago Park District
Agency 2007
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Swedish Historical Society Endowment
To support Swedish Historical Society
Agency 2007
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Memorial Hall
To preserve, display and collect artifacts of the various wars, promote Memorial Hall as a center for patriotic education, rent exhibits, hire lecturers, provide any other educational opportunities to expand the patriotic mission of Memorial Hall
Agency 2002
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Future Growth
To support Illinois Growth Enterprises
Agency 2001