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

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…

75th Anniversary Lasting Legacy Gala Photo Album & Videos

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley celebrated its 75th anniversary by hosting the Lasting Legacy gala on October 7, 2023. It's not too late to support our efforts. Donate to support our Youth Engagement in Philanthropy program. Photo credit: Thomas J. King Photography and Remiker Photography.… Read more…

Tributes & Memorials

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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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

…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

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