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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

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…

YEP Membership Application Now Available

Attention high schoolers in Kane and Kendall County: Do you want to make a difference in your community? Interested in developing leadership skills? The YEP Membership application is now open. Apply today to be a part of this amazing group for the 2023-24 school year. To learn more about YEP, visit Read more…

Spring Grant LOI Available

Kane and Kendall County Nonprofits: The Letter of Intent for our Spring Discretionary Grant Cycle is available through March 31. These grants are for capital purposes only. To learn more about our grantmaking program, visit Read more…

Tributes & Memorials

In Memoriam: Malik Hart

Malik Hart passed away on December 16, 2022. To make a memorial contribution to the Ahmad Akim and Malik Hart Memorial 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

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

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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

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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