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 $75,000,000 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 May 16, 2022 June 30, 2022 August 1, 2022 Closed
Club Blue January 28, 2022 February 28, 2022 April 1, 2022 Closed
Community Grants Program August 1, 2022 September 12, 2022 By end of December 2022 Closed
Community Opportunities Rolling Rolling Rolling Open
DKG Mini Grant Program November 28, 2022 January 9, 2023 February 2022 Open
In Youth We Trust - Adult/Nonprofit Grants March 2, 2023 April 3, 2023 May 2023 Closed
In Youth We Trust Youth Grants October 28, 2022 November 28, 2022 February 2023 Closed
John T. Holmstrom, Jr. Memorial Golf Grant March 17, 2022 April 18, 2022 May 2022 Closed
Neighborhood Grants February 28, 2022 April 4, 2022 May 2022 Closed