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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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Jouris Family Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors in Winnebago County whose post-secondary curriculum must be dominated by mathematics and/or physical science

Scholarship 2012
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Judith and John Graff Charitable
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 1996
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Judith Anderson Creative Writing Award
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 1998
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Junior League of Rockford, Inc. Endowment
To support the Junior League of Rockford
Agency 2001
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Karen E. and Robert K. Harter Recruitment Grant

Scholarships for women in the fields of nursing or secondary math and science education who are an undergraduate sophomore or junior, or enrolled in a graduate program for the following year

Scholarship 2016
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Kari Lotko Memorial Endowment

To provide scholarships to graduating St. Rita Catholic School students who will attend Boylan Catholic High School

Donor Designated 2011
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Keeling Endowment for First Presbyterian Church
To support First Presbyterian Church (now known as Second First Church)
Donor Designated 2008
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Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza Endowment

To support the maintenance, improvement or programs of the Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza or other Rockford Park District Foundation projects as advised by the donor

Donor Advised 2002
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Keeling/Green Legacy
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 1996
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Keith Maffioli Scholarship

To provide scholarships for worthy scholars who desire to secure a college or university education

Scholarship 1993
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Kim and Ruth MacCloskey RAMI Music Endowment

Scholarships for students with financial need who have been actively involved in musical performance

Scholarship 2013
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Kjellstrom Family
To support over 50 charitable organizations in the Rockford area as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Designated 2011
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Kjellstrom Family Foundation Endowment
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2017
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Kjellstrom Women's Scholarship Initiative

Scholarships for women that are at least 24 years old and who are residents of Winnebago County

Scholarship 1998
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Koch Family Community
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2012
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La Voz Latina Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors of Hispanic descent that are residents of Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson or Jo Daviess Counties

Scholarship 1997
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Larry and Betty McGee Scholarship

Scholarships to well-rounded college freshman students from Winnebago County entering technology fields

Scholarship 2016
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League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Scholarship

Scholarships for public high school graduates in Winnebago and Boone Counties who are active in social studies and civic engagement

Scholarship 2005
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Leighton Rockford Symphony Orchestra
To support the RSO-Youth Concert Education Program
Donor Designated 2011
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Leighton Severson Dells
To support Critter Days of Severson Dells
Donor Designated 2010
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Leopold Education Project Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for students seeking a 4-year degree at an accredited college or university which will lead to a career in the natural resources field

Scholarship 2005
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Lieutenant Kelli Ingardona Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for members or family members of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, students studying fire science, or studying to be an EMT

Scholarship 2012
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Lifescape Community Services, Inc.
To support Lifescape Community Services, Inc.
Agency 2014
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Lisa Sahy Memorial
To support Winnebago County Animal Services
Donor Designated 2005
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Lisa Sahy Operational
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2005