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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.  

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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Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
To support Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Agency 2013
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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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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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North Boone Education Endowment
To support the North Boone Education Foundation
Agency 2003
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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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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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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
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Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors from Durand, Dakota or Pecatonica High School who regularly do business in the Durand area, and rank in the top 15% of the graduating class

Agency 1977
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Rockford Area Crimestoppers (Anonymous)
To support Rockford Area Crimestoppers
Agency 1998
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Nygren Wetland Preserve
To support Natural Land Institute
Agency 2010
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Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity
To support Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity
Agency 2016
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Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
To support Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
Agency 2014
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Rock River Valley Pantry - Fight Hunger Endowment

To support Rock River Valley Pantry

Agency 2008
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Foreign Language Endowment
To provide educational resources through the North Boone Education Foundation
Agency 2016
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Highland Community College/Rubin Education Endowment

To Provide Scholarships for students with financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago Counties attending Highland Community College

Agency 2016
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Rockford Christian Schools Scholarship
To educational resources for students at Rockford Christian Schools
Agency 2011
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Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation
To support Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation
Agency 2017
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Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Endowment
To support Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
Agency 2015
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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