Bridging people who care with causes that matter
It all starts with you: What do you care about? What do you want to accomplish?
Whether you are a donor, advisor, or nonprofit, we can help you achieve your goals!
"Wealth is not new. Neither is charity. But the idea of using private wealth imaginatively, constructively, and systematically to attack the fundamental problems of mankind IS new." --John Gardner
Julie’s February op-ed piece
Kids these days aren’t like people say they are
It’s that time of year when high school seniors fill out scholarship applications and get asked all sorts of questions about their high school career.
TIP: Start a log freshman year and track awards, compliments from teachers, volunteer activities, leadership roles, extracurricular such as sports, band, and speech team, plus activities outside of school such as church and Scouts, and any jobs, whether they received a W-2, mowed lawns, or babysat. All of these activities bring experience beyond grades!
New – “online” and “paper fillable” grant applications!
If you are an organization wanting to apply for a grant, please click here
What’s a “Grudge Match”??
A “Grudge Match” brings charitable dollars into Grundy County.
Donor Advised Funds
Our most flexible fund. Give now, take the immediate tax deduction, and grant to any U.S.-based nonprofit whenever you choose.
You tell us your favorite charity and we automatically send them annual grants. One and done!
Field of Interest Funds
Like-minded donors pooling their money for collective impact. Fine arts, education, historic preservation...the possibilities are endless!
Students of all ages can use help entering and completing their education. Tell us your ideas and we'll handle the rest!
Like your personal IRA, nonprofits can set up endowments to forever produce annual income for operations.
"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
-- Warren Buffett
Can your heirs get by with just 95% of your estate?
If so, please consider leaving just 5% of your estate to a donor-designed fund here at the Community Foundation of Grundy County.
Design now. Fund later. Give forever.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." --Theodore Roosevelt