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 TBA TBA TBA Closed
Club Blue January 30, 2023 February 27, 2023 April 2023 Closed
Community Grants Program June 20, 2023 August 15, 2023 Week of November 20, 2023 Closed
Community Opportunities Rolling Rolling Rolling Open
DKG Mini Grant Program November 27, 2023 January 16, 2024 March 2024 Open
In Youth We Trust - Adult/Nonprofit Grants February 1, 2024 March 1, 2024 May 2023 Closed
In Youth We Trust Youth Grants October 16, 2023 November 16, 2023 December 2023 Auto
John T. Holmstrom, Jr. Memorial Golf Grant March 13, 2023 April 17, 2023 May 2023 Closed
Neighborhood Grants March 13, 2023 April 17, 2023 May 2023 Closed