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Community Foundation awards Fox Valley Christian Action $10,000 grant

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has approved a $10,000 grant to Fox Valley Christian Action to help complete the construction of a “new dormitory-style cabin” at our campus in St. Charles.  This sixth new building constructed in the last 10 years will add significant capacity and new capabilities for the onsite programs of FVCA.

About Fox Valley Christian Action

Since 1977, Fox Valley Christian Action has been providing summer camp and year-round afterschool programs for at-risk youth living in the under-resourced communities of the Fox River Valley.  The majority of youth served through FVCA come from government subsidized or low-income housing communities in Elgin, Carpentersville, and Aurora.  All of FVCA’s year-round programs are provided at no-cost to the youth who participate.  This new building will house 40 people for summer camp programs and year-round retreat functions and will be a great addition to the FVCA campus!!  Please visit

About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois.

Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $80 million in assets and has awarded more than $63 million in grants and scholarships.

For more information on the Foundation, visit

Jay Curtis, President & CEO
630-584-2222 Ext. 206

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

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

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…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

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

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

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

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