The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) has been creating endowments and honoring donor intent through grantmaking in the Rockford region since 1953. Early grants responded to community needs by funding the distribution of the polio vaccine and creating safe places for children to play. Since its founding, CFNIL has granted more than $63,000,000 for the benefit of the region. This has been made possible through the generosity of CFNIL’s donors—individuals, families and organizations committed to improving the region’s quality of life. Endowed gifts create reliable funding for current needs and future opportunities. That’s the power of endowment.

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Blanche Martin Mini Grant

Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Closed

Carroll H. Starr Endowment Challenge

Summer 2018

Summer 2018

Closed

Club Blue

Summer 2018

Summer 2018

Closed

Community Grants

Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Closed

John T. Holmstrom, Jr. Golf

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Closed

In Youth We Trust

December 8, 2017

February 8, 2018

Open

Neighborhood Grants

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Closed

Blanche Martin Mini-Grant

Funding special classroom activities and educational materials for teachers in Boone & Winnebago Counties.

Carroll H. Starr Endowment Challenge

Helping to build endowed funds for nonprofit organizations through matching grants and fundraising training.

Club Blue

A partnership with Club Blue to promote the safety, health, and well-being of children in need in our community.

Community Grants

Awarding grants to nonprofits for programs, projects and events that enhance the quality of life in our region.

John Holmstrom, Jr. Memorial Golf Fund

Supporting golf’s fine traditions.

In Youth We Trust

A grant program run by youth for the benefit of youth.

Neighborhood Grants

Building stronger neighborhoods with help from our friends.

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