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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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Animal Services Auxiliary
To support Winnebago County Animal Services through the work of the Animal Services Auxiliary
Agency 2004
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Rockford Christian Schools Scholarship
To educational resources for students at Rockford Christian Schools
Agency 2011
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Durand Endowment
To support Durand Charm NFP
Agency 2015
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Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation
To support Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation
Agency 2017
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PAWS Humane Society Helping Hand Endowment
To support PAWS Humane Society
Agency 2006
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Early Childhood Educators Scholarship

Scholarships for students who are pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or childcare director qualification, that are a current childcare center employee

Agency 2014
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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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Goodwill Trust
To support Goodwill Industries
Agency 1981
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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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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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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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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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Rockford Mass Transit District Operating/Capital

To support the Rockford Mass Transit District and Rockford Paratransit services

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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Without Shoes Modern Dance Company
To support Without Shoes Modern Dance Company
Agency 2004
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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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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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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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Prairie State Legal Services Loan Forgiveness Endowment
To support Prairie State Legal Services
Agency 2006
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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