Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

111 West Downer Place, Suite 312
Aurora, Illinois 60506
(630) 896-7800

  Serving Charitable Donors Since 1948  
Nicholas Albers Charles & Mary Whinfrey Don & Betty Brownson Jacques & CharlotteToussaint Josh Sweet
Non Profit Help Donate Today


Printer Friendly Email


Welcome To Your Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County Illinois.  We invite you to browse this website to learn more about the opportunities we offer to charitable donors, non-profit organizations and local students.  We especially encourage you to view our fund profiles that include donor biographies and photos.  See All Funds 


Today's Obituaries   See All Videos

In The News

Jeff Hartman


The Stay current with the latest news on philanthropy and charitable giving! These articles are great for professional advisors, their clients, current donors, or anyone looking for the latest news from the world of charitable giving.

See Articles

Video History Of Our Local Families and Organizations 

We are videotaping the lives of our endowment fund donors to recognize the rich traditions of their families and the communities in which they have lived. See All Videos

One of our recent videos features Charlotte T. Reid (1913-2007), our local representative to the United States House of Representatives in the 1960s.


eBooks Now On Our Website

Several local historical books have been converted into electronic format through the guidance of the Community Foundation to ensure their continued preservation.


William B. Greene wrote three memoirs which provide valuable insights into Midwestern life during the early to mid-20th Century. Read Memoirs


The history of the Old Second National Bank of Aurora has been captured in the book, "Banking at the Corner of River & Downer." Read History


Patricia McGrath wrote a poignant story of her son’s life in "Just Every Day."
 Read Story


The story of New England Congregational Church has been documented in the book, "Through These Doors" by Reverend Gary McCann. Read Story

Are You Looking For A Speaker?

See our Slide Presentation with photos of our donors and local non-profit organizations. We would also be pleased to share our Community Presentation with civic clubs, professional firms, and area organizations. To schedule a presentation, you may contact our office at (630) 896‑7800.



Honoring Our Donors

Please see our recent list of donors who have supported the charitable funds under our management. We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize their kindness.

Our Donors

Recent Tributes

Metea Valley Pitchers Strike Out Cancer - The Smashing Walnuts Foundation was created after the October 2013 passing of 10-year-old Gabriella Miller. Read More

The Juvenile Protective Association celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in February of 2014. Learn More

John Jaros is honored through a fund created in his name to benefit the Aurora Historical Society. Read More



See Additional Tributes


Doing Our Part

Please click here to learn how the the CF & DF are working together to provide a better tomorrow. 


Local Professionals Encourage Philanthropy


We salute Bernard Weiler of Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi & Andersson, P.C. for his endorsement of philanthropy as a meaningful way to serve the communities in which we live. Mr. Weiler is a member of the Community Foundation Council of Professional Advisors which is comprised of more than 70 local professionals who encourage contributions of our time and resources for the benefit of others.
See All Council Members

2013 Grants

In 2013, the Community Foundation awarded $336,000 in discretionary grants.  For a list of organizations receiving these grants, please click here

Did You Know?

  Your Community Foundation strives to deliver the highest quality services

  $922,000 – scholarships awarded in 2013

  $50.8 million – grants & scholarships awarded since our founding

  436 – charitable funds currently administered

  110 – bequests received since our founding

  81 – anticipated future bequests

  8.26% – low administrative expense as percent of income

How may we serve you and your family?

Electronic Memorandums!

Click here to check out the Foundation's new monthly newsletters.


Council of Professional Advisors Memorandum

Ten Reasons...

Please see our guide for professionals – 
Ten Reasons to Discuss The Community Foundation With Your Clients.


View CFFRV Service Area in a larger map. How to search for a specific address.
The information depicted on this map illustrates the service area of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.
This map is intended for informational purposes only.


Visit Weblinx Incorporated of Oswego, IllinoisWebsite Design by Weblinx, Inc.