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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…

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…

Greg Probst Appointed District 129 Community Treasurer by School Board

From West Aurora School District 129's Press Release: West Aurora’s School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Probst as community treasurer. His appointment is effective immediately. Probst currently serves as the vice president of finance and operations for the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. Read more…

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

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

…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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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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