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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

2022 Spring Grantees Recognized At Ceremony

Congratulations to our 2022 Spring Grantees and Youth Engagement in Philanthropy (YEP) Grantees. We enjoyed celebrating with you at the Recognition Ceremony. Thank you to all of our guests and speakers for sharing part of your evening with us. Read more…

Our Hearts Are With Highland Park

We are saddened and disturbed by the horrific mass shooting at the Highland Park Independence Day Parade. If you would like to provide financial support for the families impacted, our colleagues at The Lake County Community Foundation have ways to help. Read more…

Tributes & Memorials

In Memoriam: Gilbert R. Nary

Gilbert R. Nary, a former Community Foundation Board Member, passed away Monday, July 18th, 2022. To make a memorial contribution to the Community Foundation Memorial Endowment Fund, click "In Memoriam" above. Read more…

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…

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

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

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

…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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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