Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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  • Serving Charitable Donors Since 1948

    The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley Illinois.

    We are a tax-exempt public charity that allows individuals, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to establish permanent endowment and temporary funds within the confines of one large foundation. Read more…

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    Tribute to Sharon Stredde by The Voice

    October 8, 2015 article in The Voice by Carter Crane: Becoming involved in projects to help others is widespread throughout the country and here at home. Often we take some of the relative and essential organizations for granted. Many of the individuals do their work to offer help without much publicity and little recognition. It is truly widespread and in spite […]

    Lorraine B. Bryant

    Fund Spotlight: Lorraine B. Bryant Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

    Mrs. Bryant (1904-2002) was a member of St. John A.M.E. Church where she served as a nurse’s aide. She also was involved in the missionary work of the church. Mrs. Bryant had no children of her own, but she was called “Mother” by those she knew. According to friends, Mrs. Bryant had a deep respect for higher education and had often expressed her personal wish for that opportunity. Her bequest to the Foundation was her way of providing to future generations the one dream that had eluded her in life.

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    A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools: Banding Together IV


    This musical extravaganza under the stars features an amazing group of talent featuring current West Aurora students, alumni and staff! Last year’s event saw performances by instrumentalists, vocalists, and groups whose love of music was nurtured by West’s choral programs and that wild and wonderful woman whose name brings smiles to the faces of hundreds and hundreds of students. Proceeds from this magical event support the wide range of A Plus funds and endowments which provide enhanced educational opportunities for students throughout District 129.

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    In Memoriam: Doris M. Whitt

    Doris M. Whitt, a longtime supporter of the Community Foundation, passed away on August 20, 2015. To make a memorial contribution, click “In Memoriam” above. The Lewis E. & Doris M. Whitt Memorial Endowment Fund provides annual assistance to Hesed House, Inc., Mutual Ground, Inc. and Wayside Cross Ministries.


    In Memoriam: Mildred “Milly” Anliker

    Mildred “Milly” Anliker, a long time supporter of the Community Foundation, passed away on August 6, 2015. (To make a memorial contribution, click on “In Memoriam” above.)

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