Freeport Community Foundation Awards $86,258.93 in Fall Grants

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded grants totaling $86,258.93 to 13 area non-profit organizations that provide a variety of programs and services benefiting Northwestern Illinois.  These fall grants were awarded from the Community Needs/Marvin Unrestricted Fund and the Craig Wilson Trust.

  • $20,000.00      Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation Wapello Discovery Center
  • $15,000.00      Timber Lake Playhouse                                  Fall Educational Outreach
  • $10,000.00      Northern Illinois Food Bank                            Feeding our Stephenson Neighbors
  • $  6,992.36      Boys & Girls Club of Freeport & St. Co.         Gymnasium Curtain
  • $  6,579.00      German Valley Fire PD                                   Ventilation Fan/Stair Chair
  • $  5,000.00      Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Social Services & Cash Transfers
  • $  5,000.00      Senior Resource Center                                 Healthcare Access Transit Project
  • $  4,325.00      United Way of NW IL                                      Remote Access Upgrade
  • $  3,894.57      The Workshop                                     Community Meal Program
  • $  3,300.00      Winneshiek Playhouse                                   Diversity Training for the Arts
  • $  3,000.00      Blackhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts         Cub Scouts with Boys & Girls Club
  • $  1,668.00      RAMP                                                             Youth Education and Advocacy
  • $  1,500.00      Cedarville Area Historical Society                  Historical Society

This grant funding includes $7,500 from Compeer Financial and $5,000 from Citizen’s State Bank, both awarded to FCF earlier this year in support of the organization’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts.

In 2020, the Community Needs/Marvin Unrestricted Fund and the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) have funded 36 grants for a total of $238,326.86.

Freeport Community Foundation has a 45-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders who are dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs. During this time, the FCF has awarded over $3.3 million in grant funding to non-profit organizations and projects throughout northwest Illinois. For additional information or to schedule a media opportunity, please contact the FCF at either (815) 801-3035 or via email at


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