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The mission of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is to provide effective and rewarding ways for donors to fulfill their philanthropic objectives.
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The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley provides grants in the following designated charitable categories: education, social services, health care, and arts and humanities.
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Scholarships

Since 1948, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships.
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News & Updates

2024 Scholarship Program Award Recipients

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is pleased to announce the award recipients of the 2024 Community Foundation Scholarship Program. Scholarships totaling over $3 million for use during the next four years were recently awarded to 509 area students. The Community Foundation Scholarship Program consists of over 200 separate scholarship funds created by… Read more…

Free Estate Planning Seminar

Join us for this complimentary seminar to learn more about what to consider when creating a personal plan to protect your family’s future. If you have questions, contact Rachel Gundersen, Vice President of Advancement, at 331-208-9423 or via email. Please RSVP by April 20. Visit our event page for more information. Read more…

Tributes & Memorials

In Memoriam: Joyce R. Schick

Joyce Ruth Schick passed away on March 22, 2024. Memorial contributions in Joyce’s name will be placed in the Robert “Bob” Schick Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.  Make a Memorial Contribution From the obituary: Joyce Ruth Schick, 93, of Geneva, IL, was called home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 22, 2024. She was born… Read more…

In Memoriam: John F. McKee, II

  Make a Memorial Contribution John McKee was passionate about making a difference in the community and giving back. He was actively involved in many organizations throughout his lifetime, including the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. John was a previous member of the Community Foundation's Board of Directors and served for over 24 years,… Read more…

In Memoriam: Virginia “Ginny” A. Deisher

Virginia "Ginny" A. Deisher passed away on July 27, 2023. To make a memorial contribution to the Deisher Family Endowment Fund in Memory of William C. Deisher, Sr., Virginia A. Deisher, William C. Deisher, Jr. & Samantha Anne Deisher, click "In Memoriam" above. Read more…

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We wrapped up the 2024 scholarship season with our last senior night at East Aurora High School. Scholarships were awarded to a record high 66 seniors for a total of $152,000 over the next four years. A remarkable 62% of East Aurora seniors who applied received a scholarship. We wish all of the seniors much success and happiness in their next chapter! East Aurora School District 131 Aurora East Educational Foundation East Aurora High School ... See MoreSee Less

We wrapped up the 2024 scholarship season with our last senior night at East Aurora High School. Scholarships were awarded to a record high 66 seniors for a total of $152,000 over the next four years. A remarkable 62% of East Aurora seniors who applied received a scholarship. We wish all of the seniors much success and happiness in their next chapter! East Aurora School District 131 Aurora East Educational Foundation East Aurora High School

All of us at the Community Foundation send our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ogawa, who were married this weekend! We are so happy for you Rosie and wish you both a lifetime of happiness together. <3 ... See MoreSee Less

All of us at the Community Foundation send our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ogawa, who were married this weekend! We are so happy for you Rosie and wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.

This past spring, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley received a grant for a new box truck. This truck will allow them to pick up donated materials for their ReStore. Funds raised in their retail store support their Home Build, Critical Home Repair, and Aging in Place programs

"ReStore was using a box truck that had become unreliable, breaking down frequently and accumulating high repair costs. Because of this new truck, we will be able to save money and time, which will help us raise urgently needed funds more efficiently."
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This past spring, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley received a grant for a new box truck. This truck will allow them to pick up donated materials for their ReStore. Funds raised in their retail store support their Home Build, Critical Home Repair, and Aging in Place programs

ReStore was using a box truck that had become unreliable, breaking down frequently and accumulating high repair costs. Because of this new truck, we will be able to save money and time, which will help us raise urgently needed funds more efficiently.

 

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…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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