2021 Transformational Grant Recipients Awarded for a total of $222,000


The Community Foundation for McHenry County is celebrating our second year of the Transformational Grant program which offers three local charitable organizations grant funding to launch groundbreaking programs, provide innovative services and be a source of positive change in McHenry County. We are so grateful for the generous support of our donors who have made the Transformational Grant program possible. The agencies being awarded these grants are deeply rooted in our community and committed to making a difference in McHenry County,” This year’s recipients are:



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


2020 Transformational Grant Recipients


The Community Foundation for McHenry County is celebrating our inaugural year of offering three charitable organizations a Transformational Grant. Each grant provides funding of up to $75,000 -  some of our largest grants to date - creating a true force of positive change in McHenry County!

Our 2020 Transformational Grants will help: 

  • The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation break down barriers to unemployment through a six-week skill-building boot camp.
  • Community Crosswalk work with the faith community to provide vital health screenings and education.
  • The City of Woodstock achieve their goal of being an Age-Friendly Livable Community!  

The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation, Community Crosswalk, and The City of Woodstock each demonstrated that they have what it takes to be a force of innovation, problem-solving and progress in their community—and inspire real transformation from the ground up.