Support our work today with a gift to The Foundation.

We make great things happen together.

The Foundation is able to have an impact in McHenry County because donors like you invest in our people and our work. Your gift supports today’s emerging needs and enriches our community for generations to come.

You may donate online to any of the highlighted funds below. If you need assistance finding a fund or would like to learn about additional charitable giving options, contact us at (815) 338-4483.

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The Foundation Operating Endowment Fund

This fund supports daily operations of The Foundation, thereby strengthening our ability to deliver vital philanthropic services across McHenry County. Giving to the Operating Endowment will support The Foundation’s operations in perpetuity.

GIVE360 Fund

GIVE360 Giving Circle is designed to encourage philanthropy and pool resources to make a collective impact on McHenry County by donating a minimum of $360 annually. Half of the funds collected each year are given out as annual grants with the other half are endowed to ensure ongoing support in perpetuity.

The Foundation Granting Fund

This fund supports grants awarded by The Foundation through the competitive grant process, thereby strengthening nonprofits across McHenry County.

The Foundation Granting Fund

The Foundation Granting Fund

This fund supports the competitive grant process which awards critical funding to non-profit organizations in McHenry County.

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Village of Cary Fund

This fund was established by residents of Cary who strongly support the future vision of the Village of Cary. Donations to this fund will support projects benefitting the Village of Cary.

Nature's Way: Intergenerational Inclusive Playground

Support the City of Woodstock to complete the Nature's Way: Intergenerational Inclusive Playground by donating to this fund. Click here for details on this project.

PtG Community Center's - Adventure Playground
Place to Gather is fundraising to build an intergenerational playground accessible for all ages and abilities in Spring Grove, IL. This project will benefit the whole community by creating a space of belonging, kindness, and inclusion. Click here to learn more.
Toby's Fund for Reproductive Health Equity
Toby’s Fund was established in 2013 in honor of the late Marengo resident Toby Shussin Levin who was passionate about helping to combat inequity. Donating to this fund will support body autonomy for everyone regardless of financial need. Click here to learn more.
Hackmatack Visitors Center Educational Fund

Donate to support the Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge to support educational activities associated with a future Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. Click here to learn more about this project.

If making a donation by check, please make checks payable to "The Community Foundation for McHenry County" with the name of the fund in the memo and delivered to: The Community Foundation for McHenry County, 33 E Woodstock St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014.