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Thank you for supporting the causes that are so important to the community of McHenry County.


The Community Foundation for McHenry County offers a variety of giving options to help you achieve your charitable goals. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law when no goods or services are exchanged.

On-line donations are accepted on MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Venmo, and your personal bank debit card. For special instructions regarding stock donations, please call 815-338-4483.

If you have a special interest area or if your gift is in memory or honor of someone, please indicate that in the “In Honor Of” area of the payment page. From $5 to $5,000 your gift can make a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors in McHenry County.

If you have any questions please head over to our contact page or email us at connect@thecfmc.org or give us a call at 815.338.4483


Fund Focus Area
Donate The Community Foundation for McHenry County Operating Fund

This fund supports daily operations of The Foundation, thereby strengthening our ability to deliver vital…
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This fund supports daily operations of The Foundation, thereby strengthening our ability to deliver vital philanthropic services across McHenry County.
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Donate 1st Way Life Center Fund

1st Way Life Center empowers women by providing information and education for prenatal development, child…
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1st Way Life Center empowers women by providing information and education for prenatal development, child birthing, parenting and child development.
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Donate A Place to Gather

“A Place to Gather,” as its name suggests, is a place for our community to…
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“A Place to Gather,” as its name suggests, is a place for our community to come together. It will be an all-inclusive Swiss Family Robinson-inspired playground, pavilion, and community center.
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Donate Alice and Steve Eike Fund

This fund was established in 2022 to support McHenry County Charitable Organizations.
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This fund was established in 2022 to support McHenry County Charitable Organizations.
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Donate Allen Family Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Robert and Georgia Allen, this scholarship assists Rolling Meadows High School…
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Established in memory of Robert and Georgia Allen, this scholarship assists Rolling Meadows High School graduating seniors to continue in a higher education program of their choice.
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Education
Donate Arts & Culture Fund for Woodstock

This fund was established to honor the contributions of Woodstock's longest-serving Mayor, Dr. Brian Sager,…
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This fund was established to honor the contributions of Woodstock's longest-serving Mayor, Dr. Brian Sager, upon his retirement, and the legacy of arts and entertainment made possible through his dedicated leadership and creative talent. Grants may be awarded annually to non-profit, government or educational groups in support of Woodstock cultural activities.
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Arts & Culture
Donate Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County

The mission of BBBS is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally…
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The mission of BBBS is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.
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Education
Donate BraveHearts

The mission of BraveHearts is to bring hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing…
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The mission of BraveHearts is to bring hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse.
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Donate Christmas Clearinghouse Fund

Supports the Rotary Club of Woodstock to provide food baskets, toys and books during the…
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Supports the Rotary Club of Woodstock to provide food baskets, toys and books during the Christmas holiday to less fortunate families located with District 200.
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Human Services
Donate Cooney Scholarship Fund

The Cooney Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated involvement with a…
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The Cooney Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated involvement with a not-for profit organization located and serving McHenry County. Students must be a current or former graduate of any Woodstock high school pursing a two- or four-year college degree.
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Education