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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Zeta Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Memorial
Scholarships for graduating females from public high schools within Boone or Winnebago County, to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education
Scholarship 2006
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YMCA of Rock River Valley
To support YMCA of Rock River Valley
Agency 2016
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WOTM Ruthann Gaston Women in Engineering Scholarship

To support the women studying engineering at local post-secondary institutions. 

Scholarship 2019
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World Wildlife Kingdom Fund
To support the programs and activities of World Wildlife Kingdom, Cherry Valley, IL
Agency 2000
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Workforce Development Fund
To support workforce development systems, standards, and capacity in Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties
Donor Designated 2009
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Women of Today's Manufacturing (WOTM) Scholarship

To promote the study and development of the many areas of manufacturing technology through scholarships.

Scholarship 2003
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Without Shoes Modern Dance Company
To support Without Shoes Modern Dance Company
Agency 2004
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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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Winnebago County Criminal Justice Foundation Fund
To fund and promote funding criminal justice projects in Winnebago County
Agency 2000
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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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Winnebago 911 Memorial Endowment
To maintain and preserve the 911 Emergency Responders Memorial
Donor Designated 2010
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William R. Durham Drama/Theater Scholarship Fund
Scholarships to pursue teaching or work in professional theater in either acting or technical aspects of theater
Scholarship 2005
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William Pigott Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for graduating seniors residing in McHenry or Winnebago County who plan to major in engineering
Scholarship 2001
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William J. Galaway Library and Information Science Scholar
Scholarships for individuals who are pursuing a career as a school or public librarian
Scholarship 2005
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William D. and Dixie L. O'Donnell Charitable
To support Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockford Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Lutheran Social Services, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockford
Donor Designated 2015
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William and Pauline Pirages Memorial Designated Endowment
To support The Literacy Council and St. Elizabeth Center
Donor Designated 2012
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William and Catherine McCoy Scholarship
To provide scholarships for OSF Healthcare Saint Anthony College of Nursing students
Donor Designated 2017
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William and Catherine McCoy Charitable
For the education of the young and the care or relief of the aged, hungry and/or homeless in the Rockford, IL area through the Diocese of Rockford and to fund the Nagan Endowment at the Great River Bend Community Foundation
Donor Designated 1992
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William and Catherine McCoy
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2009
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Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for graduates of high schools within Belvidere who plan to pursue studies in the medical sciences
Scholarship 2011
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West Perpetual Garden Care
To support the perpetual care of the garden at West Middle School
Donor Designated 2009
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Walter K. Raczynski Family Scholarship
Scholarships for graduating seniors residing in Winnebago or Boone County who plan to major in medical sciences
Scholarship 2001
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W.A.V.E. for Victims of Domestic Violence Endowment
To support Remedies Renewing Lives
Donor Designated 1993
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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984 Scholarship
Scholarships for the descendants of military veterans living in Winnebago and Boone Counties, as well as the descendants of members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984
Scholarship 2016
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University of Michigan Scholarship
Scholarships for local students to attend the University of Michigan
Scholarship 2001