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.

Grants are awarded through a competitive process. Applications are available and can be submitted annually for Transformational Grants and Arts & Culture for Woodstock Grants, while applications for Mission Grants are available and submitted in even number years.

Available Grants

  • Mission Grants: Application process is currently open.
    • Grant Information Session was held on July 14.
      • Required for new Mission Grants applicants.
      • If you missed this session, please contact
  • Arts & Culture for Woodstock: Application process is currently closed and will reopen October 2022.
  • Transformational Grants: Application process is currently closed and will reopen January 2023.

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.