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About The Community Foundation Grants 

The Community Foundation for McHenry County awards approximately $1.5 million annually to local nonprofits through our competitive grant process. These grants are made possible by the generosity of our donors who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for McHenry County residents now and for generations to come.

Endowed gifts are particularly impactful, providing a stable and perpetual funding source that addresses both current needs and future needs. Your support through endowed contributions ensures the sustained success and growth of vital community services.

Click here to support our granting fund and make a lasting difference.


Grant Opportunities 

The 2024 Competitive Grant cycle is now closed. Our 2025 competitive grant cycle schedule will be announced on October 1, 2024.

Click here to see more about the 2024 Transformational Grant recipients. 


Grant Opportunities
Foundant Grant Portal
Grant Recipients
For questions or more information about The Foundation’s annual grant opportunities contact Jake Schlicht, Manager of Grants and Scholarships at [email protected] or call 815-338-4483.