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Community Foundation In The News: U.S. News & World Report

In an article released on September 10, 2015, U.S. News and World Report cited the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley as an industry leader in providing numerous scholarships to local students.  The article, titled “Know What to Do Before, During and After the Scholarship Search,” stresses the importance of applying early and often for scholarships.  Kevin Ladd, vice president of and author of the article, offers a number of search options for students looking for scholarships, including local foundations. The article offers the Community Foundation as an example, stating that, “…the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded more than $11.4 million in college scholarships to students in the organization’s small Illinois service area.”  Continue reading the entire article.

In 2015, the Community Foundation received more than 600 applications and awarded scholarships to over 300 students totaling more than $1 million over the next four years.  For more information, and details on how to apply for a Community Foundation scholarship, please visit our site.

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

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

…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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