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Donors

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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Grants

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

New Fund: Aurora Regional Fire Museum Endowment Fund

Originally established in 1966 as the Aurora Fire Museum, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves the history of the Aurora Fire Department and firefighting in the region through our various exhibits, programs, and events. The museum is located in Aurora’s 1894 Central Fire Station in the heart of downtown Aurora. The Aurora Regional Fire Museum Endowment Fund assists the museum in all areas of managing operations. Read more…

Tributes & Memorials

In Memoriam: William J. Foote

Friend of the Foundation William J. Foote passed away early Easter morning on April 17, 2022. To make a memorial contribution to the Marilyn A. & William J. Foote Scholarship Endowment Fund, click "In Memoriam" above. Read more…

In Memoriam: Arlene Flynn

Arlene Flynn passed away on March 12, 2022. To make a memorial contribution to the Aurora Area Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship Endowment Fund, click "In Memoriam" above. Read more…

…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

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

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

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

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