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 $73,000,000 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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CFNIL has joined other regional funders and partners to promote new and existing grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations. The 815 Community Response Team (815CRT) has established a website as a hub for funding and other resource info for nonprofits. Please visit 815CRT.org/for-nonprofits to learn more about opportunities available to your organization.