$60 Million in Grants and Scholarships announced


Community Foundation Surpasses $60 Million in Grants and Scholarships, Thanks Its Donors


The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has surpassed a major milestone. Since its inception in 1948, the Foundation has awarded more than $60 million in total grants and scholarships.

As of December 31, 2015, the Foundation has awarded $47,510,852 in grants and $13,074,926 in scholarships, for a combined total of $60,585,778 in funding. Furthermore, the Foundation has received nearly $87 million in gifts since its inception, bringing its total philanthropic capital to nearly $147.5 million.

In addition, 28 new funds were established in 2015. The Foundation now administers 467 funds – a number that is continually growing.

We at the Community Foundation would like to express our deepest gratitude to you – the donors.  You are the backbone of the Foundation, and the number one reason for our achievements. Our service to the community would not be possible without your support.

Thank you to our fund holders and the individuals who have included the Community Foundation in their estates. Your continued dedication and confidence in this organization plays a significant role in our growth. We sincerely appreciate the support of the individuals, businesses, and organizations that have contributed to the Foundation over the years. Countless local students and nonprofit agencies have benefited greatly from your generous gifts. Your contributions help better our communities and improve the quality of life in the Fox River Valley.