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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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Alpha Delta Kappa Xi Education Scholarship

Scholarships for students with at least sophomore standing at a post-secondary institution who are pursuing a career in education

Scholarship 2014
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Alpine Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund
To support the scholarship program of Alpine Kiwanis Charities, Inc.
Agency 2000
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Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors within Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago County who have a commitment to ending teen dating violence and/or domestic abuse

Scholarship 2011
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Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships in recognition of graduating seniors at Byron High School who have made a positive contribution to the Byron High School's girls track program and/or the Byron HS cheerleading program

Scholarship 2004
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Angela Rushford Children's Organ Donation Fund

To provide resources for children in need of organ transplants

Agency 2003
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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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Ann M. Brodeski Memorial Fund
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2006
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Anna Schiller Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors of Rockford Christian High School that demonstrate commitment to their community

Scholarship 2012
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Anna Wartowski Memorial

To support a school-wide effort to feed, clothe, house, or otherwise meet the physical and mental welfare of needy students at Lincoln Middle School

Donor Designated 1998
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Annie and Oscar Blackwell Allen Chapel Church Education

To support the educational programs of Allen Chapel Church

Donor Designated 2007
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Annie and Oscar Blackwell Scholarship

To provide educational resources to African-American females to pursue higher educational opportunities.

Scholarship 2003
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Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship

Scholarships to graduates of Pecatonica High School who are pursuing careers as teachers

Scholarship 2012
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Armer F. Ahlstrand
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2010
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Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships to support an Auburn High School senior CAPA student planning to major in the performing arts

Scholarship 2003
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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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BandWagon 2 Endowment
To provide musical instruments to the Rockford Public School District Middle School band programs
Donor Designated 2013
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Barbara J. Nelson Family Arts
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2015
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Barbara Olson Center of Hope Endowment
To support Barbara Olson Center of Hope
Donor Designated 1999
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Barber-Colman Management
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2010
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Beef-A-Roo Partners Charitable

To provide resources for charitable organizations in Winnebago County, IL as recommended by the donor advisor

Donor Advised 2007
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Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
To support Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
Agency 2014
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Bernie and Deenie Kittle Family
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 1999
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Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

Scholarships for female graduating seniors who plan to enter the teaching profession

Scholarship 1998
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Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors residing in Boone, Ogle or Winnebago Counties who plan to pursue a degree in the visual arts

Scholarship 2011
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Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating high school baseball or softball players who intend to pursue a sports-related college degree

Scholarship 2010