List of Grant Recipients

The Freeport Community Foundation is pleased to report that almost $2.5 million dollars in grants have been given back to the community since its beginning. Below is a list of Grant recipients from the past 42 years (1975-2017):

3-33rd Family Readiness Group

ACT Mighty Richland Theatre

Advocates for Change, Inc.

Alano Club

All Veterans Memorial Park

Allied Veterans Council

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Amity Society

Aquin Catholic Schools

Aquin Interact

Arthritis Foundation

Assault and Abuse Services of Stephenson County

Association for Prevention of Child Abuse

Association for the Handicapped

Audubon Society

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Black History Month

Blackhawk Area Council BSA

Boy Scouts

Boys & Girls Club of Freeport & Stephenson County

Build a Dream Foundation


Carl Sandburg Middle School

Carroll County Food Pantry

Center School

Children’s Hands On Museum

Children’s Home & Aid Society

City of Freeport

Coalition for a Safe Community

Committee for 911

Communication Matters Association

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Community Vision 20/20

Community Youth Development

Conservation & Agricultural Partners


Cub Scout Pack 832

Dakota School District

Easter Seals

Embury United Methodist Church


EPC Theatre

Episcopal Church

Freeport Area Church Cooperative (FACC)

Family YMCA

FHN Family Counseling Center

FHN Hospice

FHN Medical Assistant Program

FHN/Jane Addams

FHN Festival of Trees


FHS-Freeport High School

Freeport African American Ministers

Freeport Area Ministry

Freeport Art Center-Freeport Art Museum

Freeport Auxiliary Police

Freeport Black Alumni

Freeport Catholic Schools

Freeport Community Chest

Freeport Community Police

Freeport Community Public School Fund

Freeport Dist 145 Middle School

Freeport Downtown Development

Freeport Economic Development

Freeport Fire Department

Freeport Housing Ministry

Freeport Jr. High School

Freeport Lincoln-Douglas Society

Freeport Little League

Freeport Masonic Temple

Freeport Police

Freeport Public Library

Freeport Soccer Club

Freeport Sr. High School

Freeport Sunrise Rotary

Galena Unit School District

Girl Scouts

Good Samaritan Refuge House

Habitat for Humanity of Freeport, IL

HCC Foundation

HCC Leadership Institute

Heart of Memorial Trust

Highland Community College

Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation

Housing Authority of Freeport

IL State Police/District Sixteen

Immanuel Lutheran School

Jane Addams Mental Health Center

Jane Addamsland Park Foundation

Jingle Bell Run

Joy Singers

Junior Achievement of Rock River Valley


Kids Castle

Lena Winslow Elementary School

Little Cubs Field

Lincoln Douglas Association

Lincoln-Douglas Society

Lutheran Social Services

Malcolm Eaton Enterprises

March of Dimes

Martin Luther King Center

Masonic Learning Center

Master Builders Ministries

Mission Freeport

Mother Hubbard’s Kiddie Cupboard

NAMI – Steph. Co.

National Child Safety Council

Neighborhood Housing Services

Networking for Families

New Horizons Counseling Center


Norman C. Sleezer Youth Home

Northern IL Food Bank

Northwest Special Education


NWIL Inter-agency Council

NWIL Non-Profit Council

Oakdale Nature Preserve

Office of Neighborhoods

Parkview Home

Planetary Studies

Prairie State Legal Services

Pretzel City USA

Project 2009

Provena Senior Services

Provena St. Joseph

Provena St. Vincent


Rebuilding Together

Riverview Center

Rosecrance Foundation

Safe Families

Salvation Army

SC Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team


Silver Creek Museum

Sisters of Imm. Heart

Sojourn House

St. Joseph Adult Day Care Center

St. Mary’s Church


Stateline Area Crime stoppers

Stateline Music Foundation

Steph Co 4-H & Extension Foundation

Steph Co Historical Society

Steph Co State’s Attorney’s Office

Steph. Co. Fire Chiefs

Steph. Co. Historical Museum

Stephenson Area Rescue

Stephenson County (Friends of the Pecatonica

Stephenson County Health Department-Community Needs Assessment

Stephenson County Historical Society

Stephenson County Senior Center

Stephenson County Sheriff’s Reserve

Stephenson Soil and Water Conservation District

Taylor Park Elementary School

Timber Lake Playhouse

Tri County Christian School

Tutty Baker Days

Tyler’s Justice Center

U of I Stephenson County Extension

United Sportsman’s Youth Foundation

United Way of Northwest Illinois

US First-Robotics Team


Vision 20/20-Community Crisis Response


Warren Public Library

Warren Youth Sports

Winneshiek Theater



Youth Becoming Leaders (YBL)

YWCA-Women of Excellence Dinner