Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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  • Serving Charitable Donors Since 1948

    The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley Illinois.

    We are a tax-exempt public charity that allows individuals, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to establish permanent endowment and temporary funds within the confines of one large foundation. Read more…

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    In Memoriam: William J. “Bill” Knara

    William J. “Bill” Knara, a Life Member of the Community Foundation, passed away on July 27, 2015. To make a memorial contribution to the Community Foundation Memorial Endowment Fund, click “In Memoriam” above.


    New Fund: For Scout Foundation

    The For Scout Foundation has been created by the Cantrell Family, of St. Charles, IL, to honor the life and legacy of their beloved daughter and sister, Scout Cantrell (2004-2014). This foundation has been established to provide charitable grants and financial support to organizations that carry on the legacy of Scout Cantrell. (To learn more about the For Scout Foundation click “New Fund: For Scout Foundation above.)

    Mary & Charles Whinfrey

    Fund Spotlight: Charles G. & Mary K. Whinfrey Endowment Fund

    This fund provides income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program.  Charles George Whinfrey, Jr. (1923-2005) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was raised in New Jersey.  Mrs. Whinfrey (1925-2013) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was instrumental in the founding of Producers Chemical Company in 1963 along with her husband.

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    Robert L. Nelson

    In Memoriam: Robert L. Nelson

    Robert L. Nelson, a longtime supporter of the Community Foundation, passed away on July 14, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials may be made to the Marjory J. Nelson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund. To continue to the fund, click “In Memoriam” above.

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