Philanthropy isn’t about us, it’s about improving the county

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

by Julianne Buck Executive Director August 3, 2017   Well, it finally happened. After years of wishing and promising, we finally got to New Hampshire to see Jim Baum’s mountain. Yes, Jim Baum bought a mountain. Well, it’s part of a mountain – 250 acres on the eastern slope of Moose Mountain just outside of Hanover, New Hampshire. Jim’s Dartmouth College roommate is affiliated with the City of Hanover and about 10 years ago they approached...

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“Business to Business Award” to CFGC!

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 | 0 comments

The Community Foundation of Grundy County is proud to announce that we have been selected as “One of the Best Business to Business Services in Grundy County” for 2017 as voted on through the Morris Herald-News, the Herald-Life, and Shaw Media.  Thank you!   This may sound like a strange award for a non-profit, but we serve for- and non-profit corporations, so it’s fitting!   We serve for-profit corporations by offering them corporate...

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Nonprofits – Have you completed your Wish List yet?

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 | 0 comments

All nonprofits have a list of items they wish they could afford or simply get done.  Have you shared that list with donors and the community?   Believe it or not, it can be hard to give money away, sometimes because donors get stuck in a rut and can’t think of new places to give to nor projects to fund.   Nonprofits struggle with telling their story to get donors engaged.   And we all know from our social media experiences...

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Free CEUs for professional advisors Sep. 27th

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 | 0 comments

All professional advisors in the region are invited to attend the annual Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Institute on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.   CFGC will again be hosting a telecast in our conference room at 520 W. Illinois Avenue in Morris.  Free Continuing Education Units are available for attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, and others.   2017 theme – “The Silver Anniversary – Renewing Your Estate...

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$10,000 for a new nonprofit?

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 | 2 comments

by Julianne Buck   Last night I was watching “Chopped” and a contestant was asked, “What will you do with the $10,000 if you win?”  His response: “Start a nonprofit to help the homeless.”   No. No. Please – no.   Now don’t get me wrong – I’m all for passionate people using their assets to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood.  I have nothing against helping the homeless.  But a nonprofit started with only $10,000...

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