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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 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
Donate McHenry Latino Fund

Created through financial support from McHenry County banks and businesses, this fund was established to…
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Created through financial support from McHenry County banks and businesses, this fund was established to provide a financial source to grant funds to Latinx programs and projects across the county.
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Human Services
Donate Ron Bendis Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to honor Ron Bendis, who was an educator in District 200…
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This scholarship was established to honor Ron Bendis, who was an educator in District 200 for over 30 years. Ron was especially adept at working struggling students, providing a guiding hand toward high school graduation and beyond.
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Education
Donate Mariana Szczesny Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist McHenry County high school graduating seniors to…
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The purpose of this scholarship is to assist McHenry County high school graduating seniors to continue in a high education program of their choice.
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Education
Donate Patricia McNamara Scholarship Fund

Established to honor Patricia McNamara, scholarships are awarded to deserving Cary-Grove graduating student pursuing a…
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Established to honor Patricia McNamara, scholarships are awarded to deserving Cary-Grove graduating student pursuing a career through either vocational, trade or community college.
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Education
Donate Lorna D. Rowland Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will be awarded to a female senior from Wauconda High School pursuing a…
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This scholarship will be awarded to a female senior from Wauconda High School pursuing a study in social sciences or social issues.
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Education
Donate LeAnn Golembiewski Scholarship Fund

Established to honor LeAnn Golembiewski, a standout basketball and track and field athlete; she was…
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Established to honor LeAnn Golembiewski, a standout basketball and track and field athlete; she was also an area teach and assistant coach. This fund is intended to support educational pursuits of female, multi-sport athletes from Marian Central Catholic High School.
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Education