The Community Foundations across Illinois steward donor funds to improve the quality of life in our communities.

The Community Foundations across Illinois steward donor funds to improve the quality of life in our communities.

The Community Foundations across Illinois steward donor funds to improve the quality of life in our communities.

For good. For Illinois. For ever.

For good. For Illinois. For ever.

For good. For Illinois. For ever.

Our mission is to strengthen and promote Community Foundations serving Illinois.

Our mission is to strengthen and promote Community Foundations serving Illinois.

Our mission is to strengthen and promote Community Foundations serving Illinois.

Networking, collective wisdom, information, and support are all benefits of an AICF membership.

Networking, collective wisdom, information, and support are all benefits of an AICF membership.

Networking, collective wisdom, information, and support are all benefits of an AICF membership.

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Professional guidance for Community Foundations and their Partners

You've Come To The Right Place

If you are a Community Foundation in Illinois, we can help you learn and grow.  If you are a professional advisor, we can help you understand the role of a Community Foundation as a partner to fulfill your clients' charitable goals.

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    With 35

    Community Foundations across the state, there's a Community Foundation nearby to serve you

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    Collectively,

    the members Community Foundations of the Alliance steward over $3.3 billion in assets

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    In addition,

    we 35 gave out over $270 million in grants last year.  And because most of our donor funds are endowed, we can grant that much annually...forever.

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What can we do for you?

I am a...

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    Accountant

    The tax implications of charitable giving are complex and changing - How can we help you maximize those benefits for your clients?

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    Attorney

    Attorneys preparing wills and estate plans are natural partners with Community Foundations.

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    Community Foundation

    See what services, learning, and networking opportunities come with your Alliance membership.

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    Donor

    There are all sorts of ways to partner with your local Community Foundation to explore and implement your charitable goals.

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    Government Official

    Community Foundations are neutral conveners and problem-solvers.

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    Nonprofit

    Looking for a grant?  Click here for a list of Alliance members to learn how to apply to your local Community Foundation for a grant.

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    Wealth Advisor

    How can we help you help your clients to "pay it forward"?

10 Reasons to Give Through a Community Foundation

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    Local

    Each Community Foundation is a local organization with deep roots in the community.

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    Broad expertise

    Our professional staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.

  • 03

    Personalized service

    Each community foundation provides highly personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interest.

  • 04

    Invest in causes

    Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most.

  • 05

    Asset variety

    We accept a wide variety of assets, and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.

  • 06

    Professional advisors

    We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.

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    Tax advantages

    We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law.

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    Multipy the impact

    We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.

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    Experts in endowment

    We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.

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    Leadership

    We are a community leader, convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.

What is a Community Foundation?

Let our expertise be your guide

Find your local Community Foundation