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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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Gary Samsel - Great Oak
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2002
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Gene Bradford Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for a graduating seniors from Byron High School to pursue degrees in education or sciences

Scholarship 2018
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Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for young men beginning or continuing their college education in math, science or computer technology

Scholarship 2010
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George H. Mittendorf, Jr. and Armina R. Mittendorf Memorial
To support Illinois Growth Enterprises
Donor Designated 2011
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Glenn E. Thiel Memorial
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2010
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Goodwill Trust
To support Goodwill Industries
Agency 1981
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Grans Family Fund
To support the capital campaign of Remedies Renewing Lives
Donor Designated 2010
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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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Greg Lindmark Memorial
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2015
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Grennan Family Scholarship

Scholarships to Stillman Valley High School seniors, Meridian CUSD #223

Scholarship 2015
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Guedet Family
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2017
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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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Guy B. Reno Family

To augment each fiscal year's grantmaking from CFNIL's Community Grants Fund to assist lower-income and disadvantaged individuals in the greater Rockford area

Grant Making 1998
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Guyer-Hyzer

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

Donor Designated 2016
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Harriet Bergren Barnard Memorial
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 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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Hazel Mortimer Hyde Memorial Conservation NSDAR Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors within Winnebago County to pursue an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in a Conservation-related field

Scholarship 2012
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Hegel Family Soccer Scholarship

Scholarships to Hononegah High School graduating soccer players who have put in extra work on and off the field that has resulted in the betterment of their team and community

Scholarship 2013
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Helen R. (Finley) Loescher and Stephen B. Loescher Scholarship

Scholarships for Freeport High School students who have participated in the arts curriculum, and plan to pursue further education in the fine arts

Scholarship 1992
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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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Hilmer T. and Edna Anderson Endowment

To support OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Foundation, Center for Sight & Hearing, and Illinois Growth Enterprises

Donor Designated 2011
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Hole Hearted for Hospice

To provide resources for expenses that are not normally covered by Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund or other 501(c)(3) hospice organizations

Donor Designated 2016
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HomeStart
To support HomeStart
Agency 2016
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Hoo Haven Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
To support Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab & Education
Donor Designated 2004
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Horace B. and Adeller Box Scholarship

To provide for the educational needs of student members of Allen Chapel, A.M.E. Church living in Winnebago County and pursuing higher education

Donor Designated 2009