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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

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…

2023 Scholarship Program Award Recipients

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is pleased to announce the award recipients of the 2023 Community Foundation Scholarship Program. Scholarships totaling over $2.3 million for use during the next four years were recently awarded to 450 area students. The Community Foundation Scholarship Program consists of over 200 separate scholarship funds created by… Read more…

Estate Planning Seminar on April 27

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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

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

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

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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