WAYS TO GIVE

We're here to help you give back to your community in a personal, meaningful, and impactful way. We help you make your vision for a better community a reality. We specialize in helping you create a fund or contribute to an existing fund for a cause you care about.  We can also provide guidance in determining where community needs are greatest to help increase the impact of your charitable giving. 

It's YOUR Community Foundation. Give YOUR way.

JO DAVIESS COUNTY FUTURE FUND

The Future Fund supports future needs in Jo Daviess County in areas of need such as family economic security, education, and community development. Each year starting in 2021, the Future Fund may provide grants to Jo Daviess County nonprofits and charitable causes that serve Jo Daviess County communities.

As of March 31, 2020, the fund has grown to $51,000

Help us grow the fund for future needs in our community.

Make a gift in any amount to the Jo Daviess County Future Fund

Mail a check to Jo Daviess County Community Foundation

write Future Fund in the memo and send it to

PO BOX 77 Elizabeth, IL 61028

or give online

BLACK HAWK PARK DISTRICT FOUNDATION

The Black Hawk Park District Foundation is raising funds to replace the pool. The fund will also ensure needed funding is in place for park improvements now and in the future.

 

The fund was started by the Black Hawk Park District in order to provide a way for individual donors and grantmakers to support recreation and leisure activities in the communities served by the Black Hawk Park District. 

 

Make a gift in any amount to the Black Hawk Park District Foundation

Mail a check to the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County

write Black Hawk Park District Fund in the memo and send it to

PO BOX 77 Elizabeth, IL 61028

or donate online.

CTE ACADEMY FOUNDATION

The CTE Academy Foundation Fund was started with a $10,000 gift thanks to the generosity Emily and Kevin Nicolin in honor of their dad, Roger Stoddard. The fund will support capital improvements to the CTE Academy buildings and grounds located in Elizabeth, IL as well as support for educational programs and materials. 

 

Make a gift in any amount to the CTE Academy Foundation Fund

Mail a check to the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County

write CTE Academy Foundation in the memo and send it to

PO BOX 77 Elizabeth, IL 61028

or give online.

ELIZABETH HISTORICAL SOCIETY FUND

The Elizabeth Historical Society Fund was started with a $200,000 gift thanks to the generosity Virginia Klopf Holiday, a local donor and long-time supporter of the Elizabeth Historical Society. The fund will support the Elizabeth Historical Society’s preservation efforts at their two museums and programming to celebrate the history of Elizabeth

and Jo Daviess County.

 

Make a gift in any amount to the Elizabeth Historical Society Fund

Mail a check to Jo Daviess County Community Foundation

write Elizabeth Historical Society in the memo and send it to

PO BOX 77 Elizabeth, IL 61028

or donate online.

JO DAVIESS COUNTY YOUTH FUND

The Jo Daviess County Youth Fund was started with a $50,000 gift from an anonymous donor in 2019.  The fund supports efforts to ensure children and youth are healthy, ready to learn, succeeding in school, and empowered to contribute to the growth and vitality of our communities in Jo Daviess County. 

 

Make a gift in any amount to the Jo Daviess County Youth Fund

Mail a check to Jo Daviess County Community Foundation

write Youth Fund in the memo and send it to

PO BOX 77 Elizabeth, IL 61028

or donate online.

HELP US GROW

Help grow YOUR Community Foundation.

This fund will support the operations of the Community Foundation allowing us to keep our cost low and focus resources on needs in the community.

Make a gift in any amount to the Jo Daviess County Operating Fund

Mail a check to Jo Daviess County Community Foundation

write Operating Fund in the memo and send it to

PO BOX 77 Elizabeth, IL 61028

or give online.

SANDRA ZINK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

In December 2019, Sandra Zink passed away suddenly. Sandra taught Sciences at the Galena High School for many years helping her students not only in the Sciences but also in their everyday life to provide them a path for their future. She loved and helped her students in and out of the classroom.


In her memory, Sandra’s family and friends created an endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County to honor Sandra’s generous nature, her kind heart, and her love for science & education. 


The scholarship fund is supported by the Galena Federation of Teachers and will provide scholarships to students graduating from Galena Highschool with an interest in pursuing the sciences or education fields.

Make a gift in any amount to the Sandra Zink Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mail a check to Jo Daviess County Community Foundation

write Zink Scholarship in the memo and send it to

PO BOX 77 Elizabeth, IL 61028

or donate online.

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Confidential Services

All information concerning prospective donors and current donors is confidential. Donor requests for anonymity will always be honored. Public announcements and publicity about gifts are the responsibility of the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County. Donors or members of a desceased donor's immediate family and their advisors will be consulted and approve making their gift public. Exceptions to this confidence will be made when the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County is required by law to make information available to the Internal Revenue Service, other federal agencies, and/or state agencies.

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