The Freeport Community Foundation is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), guided by community leaders who are dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs through cooperative philanthropy.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide for the well-being of the citizens of Freeport and Northwest Illinois by accumulating assets in the form of permanent funds and prudently distributing income from those funds to charitable organizations.

If you have any questions, please contact us at fcfdirector@freeportcommunityfoundation.org or by calling 815-801-3035

The Freeport Community Foundation announces two grant cycles for the Community Needs and Matthew Marvin Fund:

Grant Due date: March 20, 2015

Awards announced: April 28, 2015

Grant Due date: September 1, 2015

Awards announced: October 22, 2015

Click on the Grants Section for further information and to download the Grant application and all required forms.


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Celebrating 40 Years: 1975-2015




Youth Advisory Council

The Freeport Community Foundation is proud to support the Youth Advisory Council! YAC was formed in 2009 and supported through generous donations from State Bank, Freeport Community Foundation, Jack Myers, Freeport Culver’s  and Sunrise Rotary. YAC is a group of area youth who are dedicated to leadership and philanthropy. Foundation staff and Board members mentor the group and guide the group through the grant making process.

The Youth Advisory Council & The Foundation announces 2014 YAC Grants!

2014 recipients: Aquin Catholic Schools, Cub Scout Pack 832, RAMP, and United Way of NW IL.  The 2014 CARE Award recipient is Connie Gogel from Aquin Catholic Schools.  Ms. Gogel chose the Aquin Interact service club as the recipient of this award in her honor.

Next YAC Grant Application Due Date: March 2, 2016, by 4:00 p.m. to the Foundation office.

To download a grant application and view criteria, click on the grants section.
For further information contact the Foundation at fcfdirector@freeportcommunityfoundation.org or 815-801-3035.


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