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.

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.

Endowment

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

Service

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

Grants

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

In Youth We Trust

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

Scholarships

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

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