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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, 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 GIVE360 Endowment Fund

GIVE360 Giving Circle is designed to encourage philanthropy and pool resources to make a collective…
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GIVE360 Giving Circle is designed to encourage philanthropy and pool resources to make a collective impact on McHenry County.
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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 Lions Club Scholarship Fund

This scholarship provides support for students pursing higher education who reside within the boundaries of…
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This scholarship provides support for students pursing higher education who reside within the boundaries of Woodstock District 200.
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Education
Donate Philanthropy Center Fund

The Philanthropy Center provides a comprehensive approach to sustain charitable organizations with leadership development, conduct…
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The Philanthropy Center provides a comprehensive approach to sustain charitable organizations with leadership development, conduct thought-provoking, community-building events and create a place for people to unite to learn.
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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 Independence Health and Therapy

Independence Health and Therapy offers an extensive selection of services to the community, including The…
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Independence Health and Therapy offers an extensive selection of services to the community, including The Adult Day Health Program; Memory Care and Respite Services and Behavioral Health Service Program.
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Health
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
Donate Don Penza Athletic Scholarship Fund

This scholarship supports athletic students of Marian Central Catholic High School in need of financial…
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This scholarship supports athletic students of Marian Central Catholic High School in need of financial support.
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Education
Donate Jennifer Samson Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to assist a student graduating from any McHenry County High School…
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This scholarship is awarded to assist a student graduating from any McHenry County High School and pursuing a degree in Fine Arts.
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Education