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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.
Fund Focus Area
Donate Veterans Fund

This fund supports veterans at McHenry County College. With these funds, students are able to…
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This fund supports veterans at McHenry County College. With these funds, students are able to purchase a laptop which will help them to complete school work.
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Education
Donate MCHelp

MCHELP App is a quick click to reach immediate crisis support and information via text…
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MCHELP App is a quick click to reach immediate crisis support and information via text or voice. Donations to this fund will support the operational costs associated with offering the program.
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Donate Crystal Lake Strikers Fund

The Crystal Lake Strikers Inc., focuses on providing a performing outlet for drummers of college-age…
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The Crystal Lake Strikers Inc., focuses on providing a performing outlet for drummers of college-age and beyond.
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Arts & Culture
Donate Bernie’s Book Bank – McHenry County

Friends are encouraged to support this program that provides 12 age appropriate books per year…
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Friends are encouraged to support this program that provides 12 age appropriate books per year to children in low-income families across McHenry County, to encourage reading at home, and book ownership. The Bernie's Book Bank Program launched across McHenry County in Fall 2017, thanks to an initial gift from a local family.
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Education
Donate Veteran’s Memorial Scholarship Fund

The VAC Veterans Memorial Scholarship was created to assist the children of veterans with the…
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The VAC Veterans Memorial Scholarship was created to assist the children of veterans with the higher education program of their choice.
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Education
Donate Mariana Szeczeny Scholarship Fund

Graduating high school seniors from any McHenry County high school who demonstrate academic excellence and…
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Graduating high school seniors from any McHenry County high school who demonstrate academic excellence and need for financial help.
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Donate Erling K Nor Education Fund

This fund was established through the estate of Erling K. Nor to support college scholarships…
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This fund was established through the estate of Erling K. Nor to support college scholarships for high school graduates of Alden–Hebron High School District #19.
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Education
Donate Joe Carnes Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by close friends and family of Joe Carnes, a Crystal Lake…
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This fund was created by close friends and family of Joe Carnes, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and pilot from Crystal Lake, IL in memory of his belief in the importance of education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving applicants from Crystal Lake South High School who model the values of Joe with particular preference given to applicants pursuing degrees in aviation, education or community service.
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Education
Donate GIVE360 Giving Circle

Launched in 2015, GIVE360 is designed to encourage philanthropy in a new group of donors…
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Launched in 2015, GIVE360 is designed to encourage philanthropy in a new group of donors utilizing the idea of collective giving. The program unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective impact on McHenry County. This innovative program allows members to pool their dollars and, for less than a dollar a day, make a positive impact on our community.
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Donate Specialty Courts Endowment Fund

Certified in 2015, the McHenry County Drug & Mental Health Courts provides alternatives for individuals…
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Certified in 2015, the McHenry County Drug & Mental Health Courts provides alternatives for individuals suffering from mental illness than the criminal justice system. These individuals are diverted from the traditional criminal justice system and are provided access to residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment and probation services.
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Human Services

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