Grant Opportunities

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

Community Grants are awarded from The 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 May)
  • Mission Grants (Application process runs May through September)

For questions or more information about The Foundation’s annual grant opportunities contact Lyndsey Thompson, Director of Program Services at or call 815-338-4483.