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New Legislation Amplifies Philanthropy in Illinois through Accredited Community Foundations

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley joins Forefront and community foundations across the state in celebrating the enactment of two new charitable programs that will increase giving and funding for nonprofits and retain dollars and talent in Illinois! The General Assembly enacted the Illinois Gives Tax Credit Act and the Workforce Development Through… Read more…

2024 Scholarship Program Award Recipients

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is pleased to announce the award recipients of the 2024 Community Foundation Scholarship Program. Scholarships totaling over $3 million for use during the next four years were recently awarded to 509 area students. The Community Foundation Scholarship Program consists of over 200 separate scholarship funds created by… Read more…

75th Anniversary Lasting Legacy Gala Photo Album & Videos

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley celebrated its 75th anniversary by hosting the Lasting Legacy gala on October 7, 2023. It's not too late to support our efforts. Donate to support our Youth Engagement in Philanthropy program. Photo credit: Thomas J. King Photography and Remiker Photography.   https://youtu.be/7S_izRzpYEI     https://youtu.be/26JwBVzG1vQ… Read more…

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…

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

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

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

…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

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