Thank you to all the charitable organizations that submitted a letter of intent for our 2020 Transformational Grants! We are no longer accepting new proposals for this opportunity.


Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation for McHenry County has redefined our grant opportunities to better serve our community. Please review the information below to learn more about the exciting ways we are supporting our county.

The purpose of The Community Foundation’s grant opportunities is to move forward in our mission of “connecting those who care with causes that matter” by supporting the charitable organizations that provide vital community resources to the residents of our McHenry County.

Community Grants are awarded from The Community Foundation’s Permanent Endowment Fund through a competitive process. There is a single cycle annually for each grant opportunity in which competitive applications can be submitted.

There are two types of Community Grants:

  • Transformational Grants (Application process runs January through June 2020)
  • Mission Grants (Application process runs June through September 2020)

Please note, timelines were adjusted in 2020 and may differ in the future.


Please review each type of grant opportunity to determine the best fit for your organization’s needs.