CFNIL Grant Programs

Grantmaking is a Commitment at CFNIL

CFNIL has been building endowments and honoring donor intent through grantmaking in the Rockford region since 1953. Early grants responded to community needs by funding the distribution of the polio vaccine and creating safe places for children to play. Since its founding, CFNIL has granted more than $80,000,000 for the benefit of the region. This has been made possible through the generosity of CFNIL’s donors—individuals, families and organizations committed to improving the region’s quality of life. Endowed gifts create reliable funding for current needs and future opportunities. That’s the power of endowment!

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Grant Program Next Application Opening Next Application Closing Awards Announced Status
Carroll H. Starr Endowment Challenge February 14, 2024 April 15, 2024 End of May 2024 Closed
Community Grants Program June 14, 2024 August 15, 2024 Week of November 18, 2024 Open
Community Opportunities Rolling Rolling Rolling Open
DKG Mini Grant Program November 27, 2023 January 16, 2024 March 2024 Closed
In Youth We Trust - Adult/Nonprofit Grants February 1, 2024 March 1, 2024 May 2024 Closed
In Youth We Trust Youth Grants October 16, 2023 November 16, 2023 December 2023 Closed
John T. Holmstrom, Jr. Memorial Golf Grant March 1, 2024 April 1, 2024 May 2024 Closed
Neighborhood Grants March 1, 2024 April 1, 2024 May 2024 Closed