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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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Crone's Coin

To provide for the housing, medical or subsistence needs of women in the Northern IL area who are elderly and whose income is less than 150% of the federal poverty guidelines

Grant Making 2005
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Crusaders Health Foundation Endowment
To support Crusaders Health Foundation
Donor Designated 1987
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D. Larry and Barbara J. Nelson
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2012
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Daughters of the American Colonist Heritage
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Designated 2005
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Dave and Jane Carlson Family Crisis Endowment
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Family Crisis grants program
Grant Making 2003
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David and Mary Caskey Memorial
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2017
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David L. and Neva A. Burdick Memorial
To support Severson Dells Educational Foundation
Donor Designated 2004
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Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for female graduating seniors from Guilford High School who are actively involved in athletics

Scholarship 1998
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Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Fund

Scholarships for members the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps

Scholarship 2000
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Discovery Center Museum Endowment
To support Discovery Center Museum of Rockford
Agency 2009
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Donald and Patricia Eubanks Memorial Trust #2

To support First Baptist Church, Byron, IL, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Community Concert Association, Mendelssohn Club, and Rockford Rescue Mission

Donor Designated 2006
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Donald M. Misenti Memorial
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2000
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Donald V. and Britta A. Peterson Memorial
To support the arts in the Rockford area
Grant Making 2002
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Donna Jean Pitts Memorial

To augment the travel expenses of students accepted and participating in the Sister Cities foreign exchange program

Donor Designated 2009
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Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors within Winnebago County

Scholarship 2012
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Dr. Constance L. Goode Memorial Scholarship

To recognize the memory of Dr. Constance L. Goode by providing scholarships to African American graduating seniors from Rockford public high schools who plan to teach

Scholarship 2015
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Dr. Courtney J. and Margaret Hutchins Hamlin Family Fund
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2000
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Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for black female graduating seniors who have been accepted into a two-or-four year college or university and reside in Winnebago County

Scholarship 2000
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Dr. Jan and Sandy Elliott
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2000
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Dr. Loomis/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for graduating seniors from Hononegah High School

Scholarship 2006
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Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin

To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program in the area of Education

Grant Making 2003
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Dr. Michael and Susan Perry
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2005
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Durand Endowment
To support Durand Charm NFP
Agency 2015
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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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East Bandwagon

To provide ongoing support for the East High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular

Agency 2001