The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois manages over 400 individual funds which reflect the unique wishes of our donors as well as the diverse needs and interests of the people of Northern Illinois. You can contribute to many of the individual funds, which are grouped below by type of fund and then alphabetically. Use the "Search" box to find a fund by name. Click "show all funds list" to show the full list in alphabetical order.

Our Community Grants Program provides responsive and strategic support for charitable activities in our region. A gift of any size to the Community Grants fund provides CFNIL with flexible resources to address our community's most urgent needs, now and into the future.

We are currently crowdfunding the new Pay It Forward Scholarship, working to raise $30,000 by December 31, 2021, in order to activate a dollar for dollar match. Learn more about the Pay It Forward Scholarship campaign or search for "Pay It Forward" below to make a donation!

For more information about the types of endowment funds, please visit this page.

If you have any questions contact us by phone at 779-210-8204 or by email at jsmith@cfnil.org.

Prefer to mail or drop off a check? Our mailing and physical address is:
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
946 N Second Street
Rockford, IL  61107

Our EIN is 36-4402089

Checks should be made out to Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. If there is a specific fund to which you would like the gift applied, be sure to include the fund name on the check memo or let us know at the email or phone above. Thank you!

Donate To A Fund

Fund Name   Description
Administrative
CFNIL Administrative Endowment Donate
Agency
Alpine Kiwanis Club Scholarship Donate To support the scholarship program of Alpine Kiwanis Charities, Inc.
Angela Rushford Children's Organ Donation Fund Donate To provide resources for children in need of organ transplants.
Animal Services Auxiliary Donate To support Winnebago County Animal Services through the work of the Animal Services Auxiliary.
Auburn Bandwagon Donate To provide ongoing support for the Auburn High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular.
Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry-Carroll Starr VII Donate To support Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
Blackhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America-CStarr IX Donate
Booker Washington Community & Cultural Center Endowment Donate To support Booker Washington Community and Cultural Center
Booker Washington Community & Cultural Center Initiative Donate To support Booker Washington Community and Cultural Center
Bur Oak Endowment-Starr II Donate To support Klehm Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Burpee Museum Endowment-Carroll Starr II Donate To support Burpee Museum of Natural History
Byron Foundation Endowment Donate To support Byron Foundation for Educational Excellence
Carpenter's Place Donate To support Carpenter's Place
Charities Fund of the Rockford Fire Department Donate To provide resources in support of the programs and projects of the Rockford Fire Department which in turn, support charitable organizations primarily in the Greater Rockford Area.
Charles Street Community Path Donate
Cherry Valley Public Library District Charitable Donate To support the Cherry Valley Public Library District
Club Blue Agency Endowment Donate To provide for the basic goods and services that promote safety, health and well-being of children in need in our community in partnership with Club Blue
Club Blue Operational Agency Donate
Discovery Center Museum Endowment-Carroll Starr II Donate To support Discovery Center Museum of Rockford
Durand Endowment Donate To support Durand Charm NFP
East Bandwagon Donate To provide ongoing support for the East High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular.
Erlander Home/Museum Endowment Donate To support the Erlander Home Museum
Ethnic Heritage Museum Endowment Donate To support Ethnic Heritage Museum
Ethnic Heritage Museum Operating Donate To support Ethnic Heritage Museum.
Fight Hunger Endowment for the Rock River Valley Pantry Donate To support Rock River Valley Pantry
Foreign Language Endowment Donate To provide educational resources through the North Boone Education Foundation
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Endowment Donate To support Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Land Acquisition Donate
Freeport Arts Center Education-Starr II Donate To support Freeport Art Museum
Friends Endowment for Nachusa Grasslands Donate To support Nachusa Grasslands
Friends Endowment for Nachusa Science Donate To support scientific research into grassland, woodland, savanna, and wetland habitats
Friends of Booker Washington Donate To support Booker Washington Center with its efforts to develop youth leaders and encourage independent lifestyles for adults.
Future Growth - Starr I Donate To support Illinois Growth Enterprises
Goldie B. Floberg Center - C.Starr IX Donate To support Goldie B. Floberg Center
Goodwill Trust Donate To support Goodwill Industries
Greenwood Forever Endowment Donate To support the operating expenses of the chapel and grounds of Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood Remembrance and Renewal Fund Donate Resources to renovate the historic Greenwood Cemetery Chapel building and adjacent grounds of Greenwood Cemetery
Guilford Bandwagon Donate To provide ongoing support for the Guilford High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular.
Highland Community College/Rubin Education Endowment Donate To Provide Scholarships for students with financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago Counties attending Highland Community College
HomeStart-CStarr VIII Donate To support HomeStart
Hospice Benefit Concert Donate To provide resources to support the Hospice Benefit Concerts to fund the following not-for-profit hospice care providers: Northern Illinois Hospice Association, OSF Hospice, VNA Hospice.
Irish Marching Society Donate To support cultural awareness celebrating the Irish Heritage
James E. Lockwood Donate To provide resources to the Rockford Park District to make improvements on or maintain J.E. Lockwood Park
Jefferson Bandwagon Donate To provide ongoing support for the Jefferson High School band, and for uniforms, sheet music, and instruments, in particular.
Junior League of Rockford, Inc. Endowment Donate To support the Junior League of Rockford
Lifescape Community Services, Inc.-Carroll Starr VII Donate To support Lifescape Community Services, Inc.
Macktown Living History Education Center Site Endowment Donate To support Macktown Living History Education Center
Mendelssohn Endowment Donate To support Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
Middle Rock Conservation Partners Endowment Donate To support Middle Rock Conservation Partners; protecting Illinois habitat for species in greatest need of conservation in Lee and Ogle counties.
Midway Village-CStarr VIII Donate To support Midway Village and Museum Center
MILL Starr Endowment Challenge - Starr I Donate To support The Mill Foundation; to perpetuate programs offered to abused, neglected, and at-risk youth
NAMI Northern Illinois Endowment Donate To support NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Northern Illinois
N.E.IL.Envirothon Donate To support the Northeastern Illinois Envirothon.
New Zion/Montague House Endowment Donate To support New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
New Zion/Montague House Renovation Donate To support New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
NICNE Endowment Donate To support NICNE's efforts to promote and grow innovation and excellence for greater social impact.
NIMCA Endowment Donate To support Northern Illinois Minority Companies Association (NIMCA)
NIMCA Operations Donate To support Northern Illinois Minority Companies Association (NIMCA)
N.I. Raptor Endowment Donate To support Northern Illinois Raptor Rehabilitation & Education
N.I. Raptor Rehab & Education Operating Donate
North Boone Athletic Booster Club Donate To support the North Boone High School sports complex.
North Boone Education Endowment Donate To support the North Boone Education Foundation
Northern Illinois Community Health Foundation Donate To educate, support, and provide funds for the improvement of public health in Northern Illinois
Northwest Illinois Trails Foundation Donate
Nygren Wetland Preserve-Starr III Donate To support Natural Land Institute
PAWS Humane Society Helping Hand Endowment Donate To support PAWS Humane Society
Philip Dedrick Endowment Fund for Collection Care - Starr I Donate To support care of the Freeport Art Museum's collections
Prairie State Legal Services Loan Forgiveness Endowment Donate To support Prairie State Legal Services
Project 2001 Plus Donate To provide educational programs to middle and high school students and annual scholarships to drug free North Boone High School graduates
RAMI Operating Fund Donate To provide operating resources in support of the Gary S. Wilmer Memorial-RAMI Music Scholarship
RAMM Endowment Donate To support Rockford Area Minority Management (RAMM)
RAMP Endowment Donate To support RAMP (Regional Access & Mobility Project, Inc.)
Rock Church Ministry Endowment Donate To support the programs and projects of the ministries and outreaches of Rock Church
Rockford Area Association of Realtors Donate To fund and promote home ownership education and real estate and neighborhood improvements for the public good
Rockford Area Crimestoppers (Anonymous) Donate To support the prevention of crime and/or apprehension of criminals.
Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity-CStarr VIII Donate To support Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity
Rockford Christian Schools Scholarship Donate To provide educational resources for students at Rockford Christian Schools.
Rockford Cosmopolitan Foundation Donate To support Rockford Cosmopolitan Club
Rockford Fire Department Community Donate To promote community involvement providing department upgrades, education, training, equipment, and wellbeing of fire personnel
Rockford Mass Transit District Community Transportation Endo Donate To insure resources for mass transit transportation in Rockford and the surrounding community.
Rockford Mass Transit District Operating/Capital Donate To support the Rockford Mass Transit District and Rockford Paratransit services
Rockford Regional Chamber of Commerce Donate To support the charitable activities of the Rockford Regional Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Regional Chamber of Commerce Civic Wealth Found. Donate To support the charitable activities of the Rockford Regional Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Sports Coalition Donate To support Rockford Public School athletics.
Rockford Sportsmen Golf Association Donate To fund and promote the programs and activities of the Rockford Sportsmen Golf Association
Rockford University-David T. Ledlie Scholarship Donate
Rockford University Endowed Student Opportunity Donate To support Rockford University scholarships
Rockford University/Rubin Scholarship Donate To provide scholarships for students with financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago counties attending Rockford University
Rockford Wind Ensemble Co. Endowment Donate To support Rockford Wind Ensemble
Rock Valley College/Rubin Scholarship Donate To provide scholarships for students demonstrating financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago Counties; who are Adult and traditional students living within the Rock Valley College district; who are participating in four-year degree programs offered at RVC
Roscoe Animal Retreat Endowment Donate To support the Roscoe Animal Retreat
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory Donate To support Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Sculpture Advisor Fund Donate To create, maintain, preserve, install and properly light sculptures in the Oregon, Illinois area
Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation Donate To support Stateline Down Syndrome Foundation
Stateline Youth for Christ Foundation Donate To support Stateline Youth for Christ
Swedish Historical Society Endowment-Starr II Donate To support Swedish Historical Society
Veterans Memorial Hall Donate To preserve, display and collect artifacts of the various wars, promote Memorial Hall as a center for patriotic education, rent exhibits, hire lecturers, provide any other educational opportunities to expand the patriotic mission of Memorial Hall.
Winnebago County Conservation Fund Donate To promote the protection, enhancement, restoration and wise use of our natural resources.
Without Shoes Modern Dance Company Donate
World Wildlife Kingdom Fund Donate
YMCA-CStarr VIII Donate
CFNIL Discretionary
Armer F. Ahlstrand Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Barber-Colman Management Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Community Arts & Humanities Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking for the arts & humanities.
Community Grants Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
David and Mary Caskey Memorial Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Donald V. and Britta A. Peterson Memorial Donate To support the arts in the Rockford area
Dr. Courtney J. and Margaret Hutchins Hamlin Family Fund Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Donate To support CFNIL's education-focused grantmaking.
Eunice Wishop Stromberg Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Glenn E. Thiel Memorial Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Guy B. Reno Family Donate To augment CFNIL's grantmaking to assist lower-income and disadvantaged individuals in the greater Rockford area.
Howard D. Colman Memorial Donate To support the community needs of Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, and Stephenson counties in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Education (including Career Pathways and Complementary Education), Health, Human Services, Sustainable Communities, and Youth & Families
In Youth We Trust Donate To support the In Youth We Trust grantmaking program.
Jon W. Lundin Historical Preservation Donate To support historical preservation in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties
Louis J. Franchini Rockford Police Department Donate To provide resources for training and development for the Rockford Police Department; supervisory, command, and/or senior management training to enhance skills for solutions-oriented community policing
Margaret K. Aldeen Christian Ministry Donate To meet the food, housing, and medical needs of the poor, primarily through organizations with a Christian emphasis and done in Christ's name
Meryle A. Stockhus Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Natural Disaster Endowment Donate Provides assistance to victims of any Natural Disaster in Winnebago County designated by a joint declaration of the Mayor of Rockford and the Winnebago County Board Chairman
New Century Anniversary Fund Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Norris A. & Margaret K. Aldeen Donate To serve human needs including but not limited to needs for clothing, food, and housing through programs sponsored or supported by Christian-related organizations
Pay It Forward Scholarship Donate Scholarships for local students who have demonstrated the ability to overcome obstacles in their pursuit of post-secondary education.
Ralph E. & Mildred Johnson Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
United Cerebral Palsy of Blackhawk Region Donate To support CFNIL's health-focused grantmaking.
William and Catherine McCoy Donate To support CFNIL's grantmaking programs.
Collaborative Grantmaking
Friends of Lincoln Middle School Donate To advance the education of Lincoln Middle School students and community, preserve and restore the school's unique architecture, improve and expand the use of this public building, and enhance neighborhood redevelopment
Friends of West Donate Support programs and projects that will help restore West Middle School
NAAC Donate To support programs and projects of the Native American Awareness Committee in order to raise community and public awareness of native peoples
Northeastern Illinois Envirothon Operating Donate To support the Northeastern Illinois Envirothon
Donor Advised
Amanda Reed Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Amarnath Puri Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Ann M. Brodeski Memorial Fund Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Barbara J. Nelson Family Arts Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
BEBROWN Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Bernie and Deenie Kittle Family Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Billy Smith Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Brad Will Foundation Donate To provide resources and support non-violent groups dedicated to the advancement of underserved people and communities throughout the world as recommended by the grant advisor
Brian and Joni Kobischka Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Calcott Charitable Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Carol Mae Warner Family Endowment Donate To provide resources to charitable organizations fighting Parkinson's disease and to support those affected by Parkinson's disease in the Greater Rockford, IL area as recommended by the grant advisor
Dan G. and Amy L. Loescher Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
David J. Anderson Charitable Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
D. Larry and Barbara J. Nelson Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Donald M. Misenti Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Dr. Jan and Sandy Elliott Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Dr. Jan and Sandy Elliott Pass Through Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Dr. Michael and Susan Perry Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Egan Family Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Ernest and Shirley Schlichting Family Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Frances G. and Joseph W. McCoy Community Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Gary Samsel - Great Oak Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Greg Lindmark Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Guedet Family Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Harriet Bergren Barnard Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Jeanne E. Hamm Memorial Fund for General Community Needs Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
John C. Brearley Family Charitable Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
John T. Holmstrom, Jr. Memorial Donate To provide funds to charitable organizations supporting junior golf in Rockford, IL as recommended by the grant advisor.
Joseph W. McCoy Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Judith Anderson Creative Writing Award Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Keeling/Green Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Keeling/Green Legacy Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza Endowment Donate To support the maintenance, improvement, or programs of the Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza or other Rockford Park District Foundation projects as advised by the donor
Kjellstrom Family Foundation Endowment Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Koch Family Community Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Leighton Donor Advised Pass Through Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Lisa and Steve Carter Charitable Fund Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Lisa Sahy Operational Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Lisle and Margaret Menzimer Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Lundin Family Nature Preservation Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Mary and Frederick Gahl Community Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Mary Elisabeth Skerkoske Jr. Girls Golf Donate To provide resources to subsidize expenses incurred by girls participating in the Rockford Junior Girls Golf program as recommended by the donor advisor
Mary Louise Stapleton Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Maureen and John J. Morrissey Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Munch Family Endowment Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Nancy Scislowski Scholarship Donate A memorial to Nancy Scislowski to support any child that wants to participate in sports in either the SAA (Schaumburg Athletic Association) organization or St. Hubert Elementary as recommended by the grant advisor
Northern Winnebago County Rotary Club Education Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Phil and Paula Turner Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Pittman Family Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Principal Leadership Endowment Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Raymond L. and Jo Marie Paul Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Robert K. Kyle Nieman II Memorial Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Rockford Public Library Endowment Donate To support the programs and projects of the Rockford Public Library as recommended by the grant advisor
Rockford Public Library Operating Donate To support the programs and projects of the Rockford Public Library
Ronald and Deborah Gustafson Family Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Sandquist Family Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Schneider Electric Buildings, LLC Charitable Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Sean Considine Foundation Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Stephen S. and Dorothy V. Baits Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Susan J. and Michael J. Lambert Family Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Thayer Family Fund Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Tracy E. Anderson Charitable Donate To support charitable organizations as recommended by the grant advisor
Turtle Pond Environmental Stewardship and Education Fund Donate For the funding and promotion of environmental stewardship and education as recommended by the grant advisor.
Donor Designated
Andre and Jacqueline Hobbs Donate To support the programs and projects of the Help Center of Northern Illinois
Anna Wartowski Memorial Donate To support a school-wide effort to feed, clothe, house, or otherwise meet the physical and mental welfare of needy students at Lincoln Middle School
Annie and Oscar Blackwell Education Donate To support the educational programs of Allen Chapel Church
BandWagon 2 Endowment Donate To provide musical instruments to the Rockford Public School District Middle School band programs
Bandwagon Endowment Donate To provide musical instruments to the Rockford Public School District Middle School band programs
Barbara Olson Center of Hope Endowment Donate To support Barbara Olson Center of Hope
Bengt and Mary Kuller Endowment Fund Donate To support the needs of the Northern Illinois community through CFNIL grantmaking programs.
Carl Abraham Trust Donate To provide scholarships for students attending Marquette University and Boylan Central Catholic High School
Carl D. Loescher Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Donate To support Carl D. Loescher Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Fund of Rockford University
Carmichael Family Donate To support organizations in and around Rochelle, IL, and to provide scholarships for graduating seniors of Rochelle High School.
Carpenter's Place Endowment Donate To support the Employment Program of Carpenter's Place
Carrie Jane Fund Donate To support the operations and programs of Stepping Stones
Charles A. Beyer/Rockford Jaycees Donate To support Beyer Stadium property maintenance and enhancement
Clyde and Lois Gipson Memorial Donate To support United Way - Rockford and Disabled American Veterans - Chicago
Crone's Coin Donate To provide for the housing, medical or subsistence needs of women in the Northern IL area who are elderly and whose income is less than 150% of the federal poverty guidelines
Crusaders Health Foundation Endowment Donate To support Crusaders Health Foundation
Dave and Jane Carlson Family Crisis Endowment Donate To support the immediate needs of Northern Illinois families in crisis.
David L. and Neva A. Burdick Memorial Donate To support Severson Dells Educational Foundation
Dick and Trudy Reynolds Endowment Donate To support the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and Rockford Art Museum
Donna Jean Pitts Memorial Donate To augment the travel expenses of students accepted and participating in the Sister Cities foreign exchange program
East High School, Class of 1947 Donate To support the East High School Publications Department
Ecklund Family Endowment Donate To support Broadway Covenant Church.
Elaine J. Green Endowment Donate To support YMCA of Rock River Valley, Midway Village and Museum Center, Zion Development Center, Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, and Wesley Willows
Estelle M. Black Library Resource Donate To support the Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College
Eunice Wishop Stromberg Spelling Bee Endowment Donate The primary sponsor of the Boone/Winnebago Regional Spelling Bee with final competition at the E. W. Scripps Co. National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Friends of Growth Organization Donate To support Illinois Growth Enterprises
Friends of Redeemer Lutheran Church Donate To support Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rockford, IL
Friends of the Haven Network Donate To support The Haven Network
George H. Mittendorf, Jr. and Armina R. Mittendorf Memorial Donate To support Illinois Growth Enterprises
Grans Family Fund Donate To support Klehm Arboretum
Guyer-Hyzer Donate To support the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' grantmaking program in the focus area of Sustainable Communities, specifically neighborhood and economic development, public safety, housing access, and preserving the natural environment.
G. W. Aldeen Memorial Donate To support Rockford Youth for Christ (now known as Stateline Youth for Christ)
Hilmer T. and Edna Anderson Endowment Donate To support OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Foundation, Center for Sight & Hearing, and Illinois Growth Enterprises
Hole Hearted for Hospice Donate To provide resources for expenses that are not normally covered by Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund or other 501(c)(3) hospice organizations
Hoo Haven Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Donate To support Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab & Education
Horace B. and Adeller Box Scholarship Donate To provide for the educational needs of student members of Allen Chapel, A.M.E. Church living in Winnebago County and pursuing higher education
Hunger Connection Endowment Donate To support Northern Illinois Food Bank
Jack V. Bergstrom Endowment for Salvation Army Donate To support the Salvation Army Rockford
Jean Vanlandingham Donate To support Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Artists' Ensemble Theatre, RAMP (Regional Access & Mobility Project, Inc.), and Shelter Care Ministries
Joan Stonecipher Scholarship Donate To support Rockford Dance Company
John Schumaker Education Donate To support rising seniors at Rockford University whose classes taken reflect the breadth of learning.
Johnson Family Donate To support St. Anthony of Padua Parish and San Marco Catholic Church
Kari Lotko Memorial Endowment Donate To provide scholarships to graduating St. Rita Catholic School students who will attend Boylan Catholic High School
Keeling Endowment for First Presbyterian Church Donate To support First Presbyterian Church (now known as Second First Church)
Kjellstrom Family Donate To support over 50 charitable organizations in the Rockford area as recommended by the donor advisor
Lana P. Smith Memorial Donate To support women educators currently teaching Early Childhood through Grade 12 in Boone and Winnebago counties.
Leighton Rockford Symphony Orchestra Donate To support the RSO-Youth Concert Education Program
Leighton Severson Dells Donate To support Critter Days of Severson Dells
Lisa Sahy Memorial Donate To support Winnebago County Animal Services
Loeppert Fund Donate To support Wesley Willows
Lovett Endowment Donate To support Severson Dells Nature Center.
Malorie "Miss Mal" Wehmhoefer Endowment Donate To support Gigi's Playhouse of Rockford
Marion L. Bates Endowment Fund for Faculty Enrichment Donate To provide monetary awards for faculty in the Rockford Public School District #205 to develop further their intellectual development and interests
Marlowe Center Endowment Donate To support the operation of the Marlowe Center building and grounds
Megan Clift Memorial Donate To support the Byron School District #226 Theater and Choral programs, and youth members of Valley Evangelical Covenant Church attending mission trips and camps
Olson-Rockford College Donate To support Rockford College (now known as Rockford University)
Paul and Dorothy Salerno Endowment Donate To support Discovery Center, Klehm Arboretum, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, and Tinker Swiss Cottage
Paul and Judy Letourneau Endowment Donate To support the Rock Valley College Foundation
Pauline J. and John R. Cook Lecture Donate To provide resources for an annual lecture series so local gardeners may experience the world of horticulture and gardening
Purple Knights of Rockford Grant Donate To support the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps
Ralph and Pamela Prescott Family Donate To support Crusader Community Health Foundation
Richard Walsh Memorial Donate To support Northern Illinois Hospice
Rockford Arts and Education Endowment - All - City Theatre Donate To provide arts enrichment opportunities to all students of RPS District 205, grades K-12 through collaboration with the RPS 205 Arts Curriculum Director
Rockford College Endowment Donate To support Rockford College (now known as Rockford University)
Rockford Promise Endowment Donate To provide scholarships to graduates of Rockford District 205 to attend a public university or college in the state of Illinois
Rod MacDonald Memorial Theatre Endowment Donate To support theatre and/or performing arts through CFNIL grantmaking programs.
Roger and Mary Reithmeier Donate To support Carpenter's Place, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' unrestricted grantmaking, Crusader Community Health Foundation, Klehm Arboretum Foundation, St. Rita Catholic Church, Severson Dells Environmental Education Center, and the YMCS of the Rock River Valley
Roper-Keith School Donate To support Keith Country Day School
R. Ray and Nola Wood Family Fund for Christ United Methodist Donate To support Christ United Methodist Church
R. Ray and Nola Wood Family Fund for the Rockford YMCA Donate To support YMCA of Rock River Valley
Rubin Education Endowment for Highland Community College Donate To Provide Scholarships for students with financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago Counties attending Highland Community College
Rubin Education Endowment for Rockford University Donate To provide scholarships for students with financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago counties attending Rockford University
Rubin Education Endowment for Rock Valley College Donate To provide scholarships for: Students demonstrating financial need who are attending or have graduated from high schools in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago Counties; who are Adult and traditional students living within the Rock Valley College district; who are participating in four-year degree programs offered at RVC
The Corbett Family Fund for Youth, Family and Human Services Donate To support charitable activities that serve the basic needs of individuals and families in northern Illinois.
Thomas W. Crull Family Donate To benefit the Rockford, IL, public school system, preferably in the areas of forensics and sciences
Trudy B. Rossate Memorial Donate To support the programs of Winnebago County CASA
United Way Health Endowment Donate To provide resources for families in crises specifically for health-related issues
United Way of Rock River Valley Donate To support United Way of Rock River Valley.
Walter D. Williams Wellness Program Endowment Donate To promote the health and well-being of older adults.
W.A.V.E. for Victims of Domestic Violence Endowment Donate To support Remedies Renewing Lives
West Perpetual Garden Care Donate To support the perpetual care of the garden at West Middle School
William and Catherine McCoy Charitable Donate For the education of the young and the care or relief of the aged, hungry and/or homeless in the Rockford, IL area through the Diocese of Rockford and to fund the Nagan Endowment at the Great River Bend Community Foundation
William and Catherine McCoy Scholarship Donate To provide scholarships for OSF Healthcare Saint Anthony College of Nursing students
William and Pauline Pirages Memorial Designated Endowment Donate To support The Literacy Council and St. Elizabeth Center
William D. and Dixie L. O'Donnell Charitable Donate To support Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockford Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Lutheran Social Services, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockford
Winnebago 911 Memorial Endowment Donate To maintain and preserve the 911 Emergency Responders Memorial
Workforce Development Fund Donate To support workforce development systems, standards, and capacity in Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties
Scholarship
Alpha Delta Kappa Xi Education Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students with at least sophomore standing at a post-secondary institution who are pursuing a career in education
Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students who have a commitment to ending dating violence and or domestic abuse. 
Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships in recognition of graduating seniors at Byron High School who have made a positive contribution to the Byron High School's girls track program and/or the Byron HS cheerleading program
Anna Schiller Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors of Rockford Christian High School to further their education.
Annie and Oscar Blackwell Scholarship Fund Donate To provide educational resources to African-American females to pursue higher educational opportunities
Anthony and Charlotte Kinney Scholarship Donate Scholarships to graduates of Pecatonica High School who are pursuing careers as teachers
Ardis W. Cook Social Work Scholarship Donate
Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships to support an Auburn High School senior CAPA student planning to major in the performing arts
Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant Donate Scholarships for female graduating seniors who plan to enter the teaching profession
Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors residing in Boone, Ogle or Winnebago Counties who plan to pursue a degree in the visual arts
Billy Smith Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating high school baseball or softball players who intend to pursue a sports-related college degree
Bonnie Sorenson Scudder Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for female seniors at Harvard Community High School to further their education in women's physical education
Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors from Jefferson High School who have been student athletes for at least 3 years
Charles Lee Anderson Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating Rock Valley College students or graduating seniors from Sycamore High School who plan to pursue a degree in education
Cheri Nordenberg Greenlee Memorial Scholarship Donate To provide financial support for current college students from northern Illinois who are completing the final two years of a bachelor's degree.
Chief David G. Bailey Fire Science Scholarship Donate Scholarships for accredited, sanctioned and/or certified fire science or emergency medical services training to firefighters
Daniel Edwards Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students from Ogle County, IL pursuing a career in the skilled trades.
Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for female graduating seniors from Guilford High School who are actively involved in athletics
Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Fund Donate Scholarships for members the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps
Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors within Winnebago County
Dr. Constance L. Goode Memorial Scholarship Donate To recognize the memory of Dr. Constance L. Goode by providing scholarships to African American graduating seniors from Rockford public high schools who plan to teach
Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for black female graduating seniors who have been accepted into a two-or-four year college or university and reside in Winnebago County
Dr. Loomis/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship Fund Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors from Hononegah High School
Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or childcare director qualification.
Elsie Jefko Carlson Scholarship Donate To help single parents improve their career opportunities through higher education.
Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship Donate Scholarships for African-American male graduating seniors from a Rockford Public high school, who have been actively involved in community service
Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial Donate Scholarships for residents in Boone and Winnebago Counties with financial need
Frances Grant Triebel Memorial NSDAR Scholarship Donate To provide educational resources for graduating seniors of Winnebago County who will attend or, are currently attending, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Fred Peterson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Donate To provide financial encouragement for Hononegah Community High School students to pursue higher education.
Gary S. Wilmer Memorial Trust-RAMI Music Scholarship Donate Scholarships for college-bound students that are 19 years old or younger in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County, that are actively involved in a musical group, and who wish to pursue an education in music
Gene Bradford Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for a graduating senior from Byron High School to pursue degrees in education or sciences
Geoffrey R. Laird Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for young men beginning or continuing their college education in math, science, or computer technology
Harry H. and Floy B. Chapin Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors from Durand, Dakota, or Pecatonica High School who regularly do business in the Durand area, and rank in the top 15% of the graduating class
Hazel Mortimer Hyde Memorial Conservation NSDAR Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors within Winnebago County to pursue an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in a Conservation-related field
Hegel Family Soccer Scholarship Donate Scholarships to Hononegah High School graduating soccer players who have put in extra work on and off the field that has resulted in the betterment of their team and community
Helen K. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate
Helen R. (Finley) Loescher and Stephen B. Loescher Scholarsh Donate Scholarships for Freeport High School students who have participated in the arts curriculum, and plan to pursue further education in fine arts
Howard D. Colman Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors in Winnebago or Boone County pursuing a degree or recognized course of study in engineering, computer science, applied science, or a comparable technological field
Howard & Eithal Curry Elementary Education Recruitment Grant Donate Scholarships for graduating female students who are pursuing a career in elementary education
International Management Council Rockford (IMC) Donate Scholarships for Winnebago County high school senior students pursuing a degree in business
Irene K. Karsk Memorial Scholarship Donate To provide educational resources to Pecatonica High School seniors pursuing higher education and/or technical training.
It's Up To Me Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating students with physical disabilities within Boone and Winnebago County
Jack Lovejoy Vocational Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduates of Hononegah District #207 who plan to pursue a career in the trades and has shown a commitment to their community through service
Janet L. Williams Mathematics Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students graduating from Hononegah Community High School and majoring in Math, education to teach math, computer science, or engineering
John D. and Melinda (Mindy) L. Stadel Scholarship Donate
John E. Lindley Memorial Swim Scholarship Donate Scholarships for Rockford High School seniors who have been on the swim team for three or more years
John Flynn Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for Pecatonica High School senior students who have shown a commitment to community service
Jouris Family Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors in Winnebago County whose post-secondary curriculum must be dominated by mathematics and/or physical science
Karen E. and Robert K. Harter Recruitment Grant Donate Scholarships for women in the fields of nursing or secondary math and science education who are an undergraduate sophomore or junior, or enrolled in a graduate program for the following year
Karen S. Williams Memorial Scholarship Donate To honor the memory of Karen S. Williams and provide educational resources to students graduating from Jefferson High School who show financial need
Keith Maffioli Scholarship Donate To provide scholarships for worthy scholars who desire to secure a college or university education
Kiwanis Club of Rockford College Grant Award Donate To support the Kiwanis Club of Rockford's scholarship program.
Kjellstrom Women's Scholarship Initiative Donate Scholarships for women that are at least 24 years old and who are residents of Winnebago County
Larry and Betty McGee Scholarship Donate Scholarships to well-rounded college freshman students from Winnebago County entering technology fields
La Voz Latina Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors of Hispanic descent that are residents of Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, or Jo Daviess Counties
League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford Scholarship Donate Scholarships for public high school graduates in Winnebago and Boone Counties who are active in social studies and civic engagement
Lieutenant Kelli Ingardona Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for members or family members of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, students studying fire science, or studying to be an EMT
Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students from Winnebago County who are active in community service
Margaret U. Donaldson Nursing Scholarship Donate To provide educational resources to students pursuing or continuing studies in the field of nursing
May-Cassioppi Scholarship Fund Donate Scholarships to graduating seniors of Guilford High School who have been committed members of the swim team
Mike Lindberg Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors at North Boone High School, District 200
My Heart is in Art Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students pursuing a degree in Visual Arts or Arts Education
Nancy Kalchbrenner Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors from Rockford District 205 high schools who will be first-generation college students
Nathaniel Martin "Scared Man Can't Win!" Scholarship Donate To recognize the memory of Nathaniel Martin and to provide educational resources to African American men from Rockford Public School District #205
Nettie and Jesse Gorov Scholarship Donate Scholarships for current college students or non-traditional students
Northern Illinois Christian Scholarship for Nursing Donate To support students of any Christian denomination pursuing an associate's, bachelor's, or another advanced degree with the intent to obtain a CNA, LPN, RN, NP, NA, or NM license
Northwest Community Center Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors or graduates of a Rockford high school who have a history of involvement with Northwest Community Center as either volunteers or participants
Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Blais Family Scholars Donate Scholarships for children of members of the Northwestern IL Building Trades and Construction Council
Paul and Ruth Neidhold Business Scholarship Donate Scholarships for Harvard High School graduating seniors to pursue further training or education in the field of business
Phyllis Howard Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for members or family members of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, students studying fire science, or studying to be an EMT
Pi Gamma Omega Scholarship Donate Scholarships for African-American female seniors from Winnebago County High School who plan to attend a two-or-four year college or university, and have a commitment to community service
Randall A. Blank Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for persons wishing to pursue a college education in the major field of Police Science or similar
Richard Dopp Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in accounting or medical field
Richard J. Schnell Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students who are enrolled in an American Dental Association accredited dental or dental hygiene program or a graduate post-doctoral program
Richard L. Bernardi Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students pursuing their education at Rock Valley College who have a history of involvement in sports
R.I.S.E. Nursing Scholarship Donate To support current Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who want to continue their medical education
Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity College Scholarship Donate Scholarships for the owners and their dependents of homes built by Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc
Rockford Historical Society Scholarship Donate To provide financial support to graduating seniors in Rockford, Illinois who have a passion for local history
Rockford Products Corporation Foundation Scholarship Donate Scholarships for individuals who plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university, and that have demonstrated interest in pursuing a degree in business or engineering
Rockton Lions Club Scholarship Fund Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors from District #207.
Roger L. Ekstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors from Guilford High School who are members of the golf team
Senior Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for high school graduating seniors from the Rockford Public School District 205
Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship Fund Donate Scholarships for students seeking a 4-year degree at an accredited college or university which will lead to a career in the natural resources field.
Sorensen Memorial Architecture Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students studying architecture.
Sorensen Memorial Engineering Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students studying engineering.
Sorensen Memorial Music Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students studying music.
Sorensen Memorial Theater Scholarship Donate Scholarships for students studying theater.
Susan Kay Munson Gilmore Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduates or graduating seniors of Guildford High School or Mendota Township High School who are pursuing a vocational career
Taus Community Endowment Scholarship Donate Scholarships to female African American seniors in Winnebago County
Terrance Freeman, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for members or family members of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, students studying fire science, or studying to be an EMT
Tyler Kinison Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for members or family members of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, students studying fire science, or studying to be an EMT
University of Michigan Scholarship Donate Scholarships for local students to attend the University of Michigan
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984 Scholarship Donate Scholarships for the descendants of military veterans living in Winnebago and Boone Counties, as well as the descendants of members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 984
Walter K. Raczynski Family Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors residing in Winnebago or Boone County who plan to major in medical sciences
West Gateway Coalition Scholarship Donate To provide tuition resources for post-secondary or vocational education for students residing within the boundaries of West Gateway Coalition
Wilbur and William Cummings Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduates of high schools within Belvidere who plan to pursue studies in the medical sciences
Willard J. Corbett & Alice C. Corbett Scholarship Donate To provide scholarships for graduating seniors in Winnebago County
William J. Galaway Library and Information Science Scholar Donate Scholarships for individuals who are pursuing a career as a school or public librarian
William Pigott Memorial Scholarship Donate Scholarships for graduating seniors residing in McHenry or Winnebago County who plan to major in engineering
William R. Durham Drama/Theater Scholarship Fund Donate Scholarships to pursue teaching or work in professional theater in either acting or technical aspects of theater
Winnebago County Veterans Association Scholarship Donate To provide educational resources for high school graduating seniors that are related to a United States Military Veteran
Women of Today's Manufacturing Donate To promote the study and development of the many areas of manufacturing technology through scholarships
WOTM Ruthann Gaston Women in Engineering Scholarship Donate To support the women studying engineering at local post-secondary institutions
Zeta Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Memorial Donate Scholarships for graduating females from public high schools within Boone or Winnebago County, to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education
Other Funds