Month: December 2013

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CF of Fox River Valley message to PAs

Memorandum to Professional Advisors: ‘Tis the Season! According to Chicago based ShopperTrak (, Black Friday in-store foot traffic decreased 5.4%, and in-store sales decreased 2.9% for the Midwest.  This could prove to be detrimental to retail stores whose quarterly statements are dependent on increased Black Friday sales. Nonetheless, national sales figures are proving to be […]

DuPage CF awards Arts grants

The DuPage Community Foundation is pleased to announce that its JCS Fund for Arts and Education has awarded $374,500 in grants to four area non-profit organizations in support of programs in the arts. The grants, which ranged from $3,500 to $200,000, were awarded to: Addison Center for the Arts─$3,500 Chicago Sinfonietta at North Central College─$11,000 […]

Quincy is "Sizing Up"!!

Please click the link below for exciting news from the Community Foundation for the Quincy Area!! Sizing Up! Posting        

News: $5 million gift today to McHenry County CF!!

The McHenry County Community Foundation is celebrating a $5 million gift to our unrestricted fund today!  This is truly a transformational gift for our Foundation and our County, and we are excited to begin the work of deciding how best to utilize these funds to benefit our neighbors in McHenry County.  The donor has asked […]