Scholarship Season is Underway: Winter/Main Application Open Now!
CFNIL is the region's largest private provider of scholarships, with over 125 unique funds awarding over $500,000 this year. We have worked hard to make applying for Community Foundation of Northern Illinois scholarships as simple and efficient as possible. There are three cycles, each with their own application and timeline. Each cycle's application is accessed via CFNIL's online application portal.
Save the Date: 2023 Community Scholarship Fair
The Community Scholarship Fair is heading our way Tuesday, December 5, and this year it's BIGGER and BETTER than ever. Scholarship seekers in Northern Illinois (Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago Counties) of all ages, backgrounds, and educational aspirations should attend to talk face-to-face with dozens of local providers who collectively award more than $1.5 MILLION annually.
Announcing $1.74M in grants supporting good work in Northern Illinois
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is feeling extra thankful as we announce the recipients of Community Grants for the 2023 - 2024 program cycle: $1.74 million granted to 82 organizations in support of projects, programs, and events benefiting the people of Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties.
Announcing the 2023 Excalibur and Excelsior Award Finalists
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), in partnership with the Rockford Register Star and the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE), is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2023 Excalibur and Excelsior Awards.