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For Professional Advisors

Your clients have many choices when considering the beneficiaries of their charitable giving.  Thankfully, there is one organization – the Community Foundation – that can assist your clients in fulfilling all of their charitable objectives.

A named fund can be custom-designed to support one or more charitable organizations.  These funds can be given the name of the individual or family creating the fund.  Funds also can be given the name of the charitable organization or purposes to be served.

Creating a charitable fund within the Community Foundation is a quick, easy and cost-effective way for your clients to provide for the future as they intend.

You can review the many benefits and choices available to your clients by clicking on the topics listed under “For Professional Advisors”.

Please contact us if we may be of help to you.  We would be pleased to work with you in finding the right answer for your clients.

What Professional Advisors Are Saying

If you have a client who wishes to give back to their community, the Community Foundation is the answer.  They provide the highest quality services and protect my client’s interests at the same level of integrity I do.  They truly make charitable giving simple.


For many years, I have worked with the Community Foundation as one of their investment managers.  During this time, I have witnessed the outstanding services they provide to the residents of the Fox River Valley.  While I am impressed with their professional administration of charitable funds, I am especially thankful that the Foundation preserves the many family names that otherwise would be lost to history.  This is truly a unique service that is deserving of everyone’s support.


I have full confidence, based upon many years of interaction, that the Community Foundation handles its responsibilities with utmost care and integrity.  The Foundation directors and staff, steeped in knowledge of the local charitable landscape and guided by their distinct professionalism, consistently seek to provide the highest quality of services, programs and initiatives in response to donors’ desires and community needs.  It is a pleasure always to recommend to my clients the programs and services of the Community Foundation.


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

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

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

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

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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