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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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Hospice Benefit Concert

To provide resources to support the Hospice Benefit Concerts to fund the following not-for-profit hospice care providers: Northern Illinois Hospice Association, OSF Hospice, VNA Hospice

Agency 2004
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Howard and Eithal Curry Elementary Education Recruitment Grant

Scholarships for graduating female students who are pursuing a career in elementary education

Scholarship 2014
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Howard D. Colman Memorial

To support the community needs of Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, and Stephenson counties in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Education (including Career Pathways and Complementary Education), Health, Human Services, Sustainable Communities, and Youth & Families

Grant Making 1999
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Howard D. Colman Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors in Winnebago or Boone County pursuing a degree or recognized course of study in engineering, computer science, applied science, or a comparable technological field

Scholarship 2010
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Hunger Connection Endowment
To support Northern Illinois Food Bank
Donor Designated 1987
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IceHogs Charitable Foundation
To support charitable organizations in the Greater Rockford Area
Agency 2005
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International Management Council Rockford (IMC) Scholarship

Scholarships for Winnebago County high school senior students pursuing a degree in business

Scholarship 2006
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It's Up To Me Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating students with physical disabilities within Boone and Winnebago County

Scholarship 2014
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Jack Lovejoy Vocational Scholarship

Scholarships for graduates of Hononegah District #207 who plan to pursue a career in the trades and has shown commitment to their community through service

Scholarship 2018
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Jack V. Bergstrom Endowment for Salvation Army
To support the Salvation Army Rockford
Donor Designated 2015
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Jack W. and LaVonne A. Packard
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 1995
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James E. Lockwood

To provide resources to the Rockford Park District to make improvements on or maintain J.E. Lockwood Park

Agency 1991
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Janet L. Williams Mathematics Scholarship

Scholarships for students graduating from Hononegah Community High School and majoring in Math, education to teach math, computer science or engineering

Scholarship 2014
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Jean Vanlandingham Fund

To support Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Artists' Ensemble Theatre, RAMP (Regional Access & Mobility Project, Inc.), and Shelter Care Ministries

Donor Designated 2006
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Jeanne E. Hamm Memorial Fund for General Community Needs
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2002
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Jefferson Bandwagon

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

Agency 2001
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Joan Stonecipher Scholarship

To support Rockford Dance Company

Donor Designated 1995
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John C. Brearley Family Charitable
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2000
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John E. Lindley Memorial Swim Scholarship
Scholarships for Rockford High School seniors who have been on the swim team for three or more years
Scholarship 2009
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John Flynn Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for Pecatonica High School senior students who have shown commitment to community service

Scholarship 2006
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John Schumaker Scholarship
Scholarships for Rockford University students in memory of Dr. John Schumaker
Scholarship 2006
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John T. Holmstrom, Jr. Memorial

To provide funds to charitable organizations through grant application process supporting junior golf in Rockford, IL

Donor Advised 2010
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Johnson Family
To support St. Anthony of Padua Parish
Donor Designated 2016
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Jon W. Lundin Historical Preservation
To support historical preservation in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties
Grant Making 2007
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Joseph W. McCoy Memorial
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2003