The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is excited to announce that the Community Grants program application will open for 2021 on Monday, August 2, 2021.
Renowned around the world for rebuilding, empowering and amplifying communities through basketball, the iconic Hoopbus is set to make a visit to Rockford, Illinois, this summer to cap off a community project that will include the renovation of a local outdoor basketball court and free interactive community event.
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is proud to announce that Sabrina Meng has been named the 2021 Howard D. Colman Scholar. Sabrina graduated from the Illinois Math and Science Academy in 2020, and recently finished her freshman year at MIT. She is seeking a degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering.
Join us for the 2021 CFNIL Scholarship Award Night! This year 140 students from 28 high schools were awarded 175 scholarships totaling over $335,000. Celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of this year's recipients and the generosity of community members who established these scholarships. Hear testimonials from recipients, encouraging words from special guests, and cheer on the scholars in your family or from your school!
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) and NW HomeStart are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Neighborhood Grants Program. The grants will be awarded to 12 neighborhood organizations (listed below) working to improve the quality of life in their communities. The grants are worth $22,000. 
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) is pleased to announce its 2021 scholarship recipients: 175 scholarships worth up to $335,874 to local students. The scholarships will support the post-secondary educational aspirations of 140 local students from 28 high schools.
In Youth We Trust, the youth philanthropy program of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, has announced the recipients of the 2021 IYWT Youth Grants cycle. The IYWT Council awarded one adult- and six youth-led projects $18,850 for the benefit of youth in northern Illinois:
The Polo community has another reason to look forward to summer: starting May 22nd the Polo Public Library will host the third-annual Outdoor Concerts at the Polo Library Pavilion series!  This year the Outdoor Concerts will be supported in part thanks to a $3,000 grant awarded by the Community Arts & Humanities Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program. Enjoy this Community Grant in action one Saturday each month in May, June, and July. 
The deadline to apply for the 2021 Neighborhood Grants cycle has been extended to Monday, April 19. NW HomeStart and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) are accepting applications for the Neighborhood Grants Program until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 19. This program is open to neighborhood-based groups and nonprofit organizations operating in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. 
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 6, is Election Day! While a ballot filled with hyper-local races may not get the hype of a state or national election, local boards, councils, and commissions have a deep impact on our day-to-day lives. We encourage every registered voter to make a plan to vote tomorrow! Want to do a little homework or take a look at a sample ballot before heading to the polls? Voters in the City of Rockford: http://voterockford.com
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is hiring! We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative, operational, and clerical support to the CFNIL team and strong customer service to a wide range of constituents. Love data management and have an eye for details? This may be the job for you! This is a full time, in-person position requiring minimal previous experience. As an organization which seeks to serve all people and communities of northern Illinois, people from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Purpose of 815CRT-ART The purpose of the 815CRT-ART COVID-Response Fund is to provide immediate operational relief to arts and culture organizations to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a competitive grant application process and resources are limited. 815CRT-ART has over $70,000 available for awards, with a goal to provide substantive funding to each recipient; the maximum award per organization is $10,000. 
NW HomeStart and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) are accepting applications for the Neighborhood Grants Program until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 5. This program is open to neighborhood-based groups and nonprofit organizations operating in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. 
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Blanche Martin Mini Grant (BMMG) Awards. The BMMG program was established by the Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International whose members are women educators from Boone and Winnebago Counties. 
The Winnebago Community Historical Society (WCHS) is proud to announce it has received a $19,950.00 grant for the Town Hall restoration. The grant was awarded by the Community Arts & Humanities Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern  Illinois’ Community Grants Program. 
NW HomeStart and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) invite neighborhood groups and organizations in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties to attend a free webinar to learn more about resources available to support neighborhood-based projects, including up to $25,000 via the Neighborhood Grants Program. 
In Youth We Trust, the youth philanthropy program of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, has announced the recipients of the 2021 IYWT Adult/Nonprofit Grants cycle. This special cycle, which was added in recognition that COVID-19 may impact the feasibility of youth-led projects, is awarding nearly $20,000 to five organizations which are providing critical services for youth and whose programs have been impacted by the pandemic. The five organizations and project which were awarded are as follows:
The Rockford Register Star featured past Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity Scholarship recipients Tiltyla and Syeria Stone, who also happen to be mother and daughter, in an article about this scholarship this week. View the original article, "Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity offering college scholarships; deadline is Feb.1" 
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is now accepting applications for the In Youth We Trust (IYWT) youth grant program until 5 p.m. on March 8, 2021.