2016 Fall Grant Recipients

2016 Fall Grant Recipients


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, 2017

Awards announced: May 4, 2017

Grant due date: September 1, 2017

Awards announced: October 26, 2017

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



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 announces Fun Fair!

The Youth Advisory Council will be holding a Fun Fair, Saturday, January 28, at the Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL  This exciting event is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  There is something for everyone:  Games, Prizes, Silent Auction and Concessions.  Fun for all ages!  Play games for as little as 25 cents.

Proceeds from the Fun Fair will be matched by FCF and will be used for grant funds for local area youth-serving non profits.

Next YAC Grant Application Due Date: February 28, 2017, 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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