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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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Lisle and Margaret Menzimer
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 1999
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Loeppert Fund
To support Wesley Willows
Donor Designated 2003
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Louis J. Franchini Rockford Police Department

To provide resources for training and development for the Rockford Police Department; supervisory, command, and/or senior management training to enhance skills for solutions-oriented community policing

Grant Making 2008
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Lundin Family Nature Preservation
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2007
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Macktown Living History Education Center Site Endowment
To support Macktown Living History Education Center
Agency 2004
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Malorie "Miss Mal" Wehmhoefer Endowment

To support Gigi's Playhouse of Rockford

Donor Designated 2016
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Margaret K. Aldeen Christian Ministry

To meet the food, housing, and medical needs of the poor, primarily through organizations with a Christian emphasis and done in Christ's name

Grant Making 2002
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Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship

Scholarships for students from Winnebago County who are active in community service

Scholarship 2001
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Marion L. Bates Endowment Fund for Faculty Enrichment

To provide monetary awards for faculty in the Rockford Public School District #205 to develop further their intellectual development and interests

Donor Designated 1999
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Mary and Frederick Gahl Community
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2011
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Mary Elisabeth Skerkoske Jr. Girls Golf

To provide resources to subsidize expenses incurred by girls participating in the Rockford Junior Girls Golf program as recommended by the donor advisor

Donor Advised 2009
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Mary Louise Stapleton Memorial
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2002
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Maureen and John J. Morrissey
To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor
Donor Advised 2007
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May-Cassioppi Scholarship Fund

Scholarships to graduating seniors of Guilford High School who have been committed members of the swim team

Scholarship 2004
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Megan Clift Memorial

To support the Byron School District #226 Theater and Choral programs, and youth members of Valley Evangelical Covenant Church attending mission trips and camps

Donor Designated 2012
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Memorial Hall

To preserve, display and collect artifacts of the various wars, promote Memorial Hall as a center for patriotic education, rent exhibits, hire lecturers, provide any other educational opportunities to expand the patriotic mission of Memorial Hall

Agency 2002
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Mendelssohn Endowment
To support Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Agency 2012
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Meryle A. Stockhus
To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' Community Grants program
Grant Making 2010
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Midway Village
To support Midway Village and Museum Center
Agency 2016
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Mike Lindberg Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors at North Boone High School, District 200

Scholarship 2008
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Munch Family Endowment Fund

To support charitable organizations as recommended by the donor advisor

Donor Advised 2017
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My Heart is in Art Scholarship

Scholarships for students pursing a degree in Visual Arts or Arts Education. 

Scholarship 2011
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N.E.IL.Envirothon
To support the Northeastern Illinois Envirothon
Agency 2005
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NAMI Northern Illinois Endowment
To support NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Northern Illinois
Agency 2014
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Nancy Kalchbrenner Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors from Rockford District 205 high schools who will be first generation college students

Scholarship 2009