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As cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, appear in the Fox River Valley, we would like to be transparent about how we’re responding to the outbreak as the “community’s foundation”.

Due to the restrictions that are being placed on organizations statewide, and in order to do our part in flattening the curve of this pandemic, all of our employees are working remotely. Thus, we ask that you contact us using one of the methods listed at the bottom of this page, or visit our staff page to contact one of us directly. We continue to review updates on the virus as they come, advising staff to follow precautionary measures suggested at the local, state, and national levels.

We want to share some helpful public resources to keep you informed about COVID-19 and plan accordingly.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

IL Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Kane County Health Department

Kendall County Health Department

Rush Copley Medical Center

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 15-20 seconds
  • Where soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands (particularly the T-zone – eyes, nose, mouth – as this area contains the most mucous membranes)
  • If possible, stay home when sick
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and household objects

For our constituents residing in Kane County: you can still use human services hotline 211 during this time.


For Students

School District Updates (compiled by Fox Valley United Way)

For Seniors 

AgeGuide – Kane County Partner Agencies

AgeGuide – Community-Based Services Guide

Senior Services Associates, Inc. Flyer

If you’d like to contact us, please feel free to do so via the following:

To mail gifts or other documents, please send to our P.O. Box:

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

P.O. Box 4786

Aurora, IL 60507-4786

Should we decide to take additional precautions as an organization, we will update you in a timely manner. As always, we are grateful for your partnership with us.




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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