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Video: Spring 2022 Grantee Recognition Ceremony Recap

The Community Foundation is thrilled to support and celebrate our grantees! We appreciate the wonderful work that these nonprofit partners do to make the community a better place. Thank you to our generous donors that support our Discretionary Grantmaking program and the Youth Engagement in Philanthropy (YEP) grantmaking program. Together, we are making a difference… Read more…

Fall 2018 Grantees

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Grantees! Fall 2018 Awarded Agencies:   Batavia RSVP, Inc. Home Aids and lock boxes Big Rock Historical Society New porch for library Breaking Free, Inc. New computers and software Cal's All Star Angels Foundation Office furniture and computers Family Focus Aurora Center relocation/new work stations Fine Line Creative Arts Center… Read more…

Spring 2018 Grantees

Spring 2018 Awarded Agencies: At Risk Mentoring Computers, tables, and chairs for mobile computer lab for at-risk youth Aurora Regional Fire Museum Design and structure of new exhibit on safety in home for children and youth Batavia United Way Marketing materials for Kane County-wide 211 program Communities in Schools of Aurora Back to school supplies,… Read more…

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

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

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

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

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