The McHenry County Community Foundation is part of larger associations pursuing similar goals. We belong to the Chicago-based Donors Forum, our regional association of grant makers. Donors Forum offers many programs and services for foundations, corporate giving programs and non-profit organizations, including training programs and a resource library.
Early Childhood Care and Education
- Increasing access to quality, affordable childcare and early childhood education options for working families
- Expanding availability of quality child care facilities
- Strengthening childcare education programs and management capacities
Land Use and Protection
- Protection and restoration of natural lands and waterways
- Implementation of regional growth management and land use strategies that promote economic vitality and environmental health
- Expansion/connection of preserved natural lands
- Education of the public in above issues
- Job retention and career advancement
- Job creation, including entrepreneurial efforts
- Access/transportation options to jobs
Your gift to the CommunityWORKS endowment will be matched by the Grand Victoria Foundation. This is a rare opportunity for our community - with each local dollar our residents raise for this permanent endowment, Grand Victoria Foundation will give our community a dollar in return - it's that simple!
The Grand Victoria Foundation is working with 17 community foundations throughout the state of Illinois - View the CommunityWORKS website.