The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

serves as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, preserve, and grow a permanent endowment for the needs of the people of Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties.

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History

Since 1953, CFNIL has granted more than $63 million for local charitable purposes since 1953. Learn how we started and where we are going.

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Endowment

CFNIL has many types of endowments to help you achieve your charitable vision, now and in perpetuity.

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Service

CFNIL is committed to honoring our donors’ philanthropic wishes. Learn how we serve our donors.

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Grants

CFNIL grants in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Education, Health, Human Services, Sustainable Communities, and Youth & Families.

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In Youth We Trust

Established in 1994, In Youth We Trust teaches philanthropy to the next generation of community leaders.

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Scholarships

CFNIL has 80 scholarship funds that award more than $200,000 each year to local students.

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