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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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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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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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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Lifescape Community Services, Inc.
To support Lifescape Community Services, Inc.
Agency 2014
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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
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New Zion/Montague House Endowment
To support New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Agency 2011
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Club Blue Agency Endowment
To provide for the basic goods and services that promote safety, health and well-being of children in need in our community in partnership with Club Blue
Agency 2015
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NIMCA Endowment
To support Northern Illinois Minority Companies Association (NIMCA)
Agency 1993
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Guilford Bandwagon
To provide ongoing support for the Guilford High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular
Agency 2001
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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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Erlander Home/Museum Endowment
To support the Erlander Home Museum
Agency 2012
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Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
To support Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Agency 2013
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North Boone Education Endowment
To support the North Boone Education Foundation
Agency 2003
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Rock Valley College/Rubin Scholarship
To provide scholarships for students demonstrating financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago Counties; who are Adult and traditional students living within the Rock Valley College district; who are participating in four-year degree programs offered at RVC
Agency 2016
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Sculpture Advisor Fund
To create, maintain, preserve, install and properly light sculptures in the Oregon, Illinois area
Agency 2006
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Northern Illinois Community Health Foundation
To educate, support, and provide funds for the improvement of public health in Northern Illinois
Agency 1999
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Rockford Area Association of Realtors
To fund and promote home ownership education and real estate and neighborhood improvements for the public good
Agency 2000
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Ethnic Heritage Museum Operating
To support Ethnic Heritage Museum
Agency 2007
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Macktown Living History Education Center Site Endowment
To support Macktown Living History Education Center
Agency 2004