630 N. Route 31, Suite 101
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012

Tel: 815.338.GIVE (4483)

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The Community Foundation for McHenry County offers a variety of giving options to help you achieve your charitable

We are a 501 ( c ) 3 charitable organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law when no goods or
services are exchanged.

On-line donations are accepted on MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Pay Pal credit card, and your personal
bank debit card.

For special instructions regarding stock donations please call 815-338-4483.

If you have a special interest area, know the name of the fund or if your gift is in Memory of someone please indicate
that in the “Gift Note” area of the payment page.

Fund Name Fund Description
Adult & Child Therapy Services Fund

To inspire hope, develop independence and promote well-being in our patients and their families through
one-on-one physical, speech and occupational therapy. ACTS Vision is to inspire and develop independence
one person, one family at a time.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring,
professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The
Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is all children achieve success in life.
Christmas Clearinghouse Fund

For over 40 years, The Rotary Club of Woodstock has been providing food baskets, toys and books the
Saturday prior to the Christmas holiday to less fortunate families located within District 200 known as
Christmas Clearing House.  The Rotary Club of Woodstock serves approximately 1,200 families & 2,000
children residing in the Woodstock and Wonder Lake areas each year.
Family Alliance Endowment Fund

Our primary goal is to assist individuals who desire to maintain independence in their current
residence, whether living alone or with family or friends. A secondary goal is to be positioned to meet
the physical and behavioral health demands of an accelerating senior population as a premier,
person-centered adult care day facility and a comprehensive training center for family care givers and
healthcare professionals.
Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one
of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic
discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th
grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation
for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through
a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
JourneyCare Foundation Endowment Fund

At JourneyCare Foundation, we hold on to the dream that end-of-life care will be available to all who
can benefit. Your donation to the JourneyCare Foundation will help ensure that JourneyCare can continue
providing compassionate, exceptional care to patients and families throughout our ten county service
area for years to come, and that everyone who is in need of our services receives the support they need,
regardless of their ability to pay.
McHenry County Conservation Foundation

Established by the McHenry County Conservation District in December 1999, the McHenry County
Conservation Foundation (MCCF) is recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the
conservation and preservation of open space in McHenry County.  Governed by a volunteer board of
directors, MCCF strives to create and foster conservation partnerships that promote sound stewardship of
our county’s natural environments.
Mental Health Resource League

The Mental Health Resource League for McHenry County was founded in 1967 as an auxiliary to the McHenry
Mental Health Center. MHRL broadened its scope in 1967 to give financial aid to mental health-related
agencies in McHenry County. The all-volunteer league has a membership of over 100 men and women who
raise funds to help McHenry County mental health agencies supply the services needed in areas such as
crisis hotlines, youth programs, abuse, addictions and developmental disabilities.
NAMI of McHenry County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of McHenry County (NAMI-McHenry County) is a non-profit,
volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of lives for those whose lives are
affected by mental illness. NAMI-McHenry County offers an array of free services including self-help
groups, educational classes, workshops, trainings, community presentations and advocacy.  These free
services draw on the lived experience of individuals who have experienced mental illness in their lives.
Options and Advocacy Community Endowment Fund

The mission of Options & Advocacy is to build resiliency in the individuals and families that we
serve. Options and Advocacy for McHenry County has been making a difference in the lives of children and
adults with disabilities since 1991. Last year we served 1,400 children and adults. We believe that
every individual has the right to live, work, and play in the community of his or her choice.
Woodstock Christian Life Services Agency Fund

To offer hope, healing and purposeful living to older adults and children in the context of Christian
communities. Hearthstone Communities accepts residents and students and renders services without regard
to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status or disability. To be a leading
Christ-centered provider of innovative human service ministries.
Woodstock Rotary Fund

The Rotary Club of Woodstock is committed to implementing community and international service projects
to make your community and the world a better place.
Family Health Partnership Clinic

The Family Health Partnership Clinic will improve the health status of the community and reduce the
negative impact of poor access to care by providing a broad spectrum of services to the underserved with
compassion and respect. We recognize that as a community, we are responsible for each other.
Land Conservancy Fund

Since 1991, The Land Conservancy has helped protect nearly 2,200 acres of McHenry County’s prairies,
wetlands and woodlands by working with private landowners, communities and other partners. We do this by
accepting donated conservation easements and direct acquisition of property (through purchase or
McHenry County Extension Development

University of Illinois Extension brings the research from the University of Illinois to the McHenry
County community, providing workshops in local libraries, schools and more. We provide classes on a
variety of topics including money management, nutrition and wellness, home gardening and youth
Specialty Courts Endowment Fund

Certified in 2015, the McHenry County Drug & Mental Health Courts provides alternatives for
individuals suffering from mental illness than the criminal justice system. These individuals are
diverted from the traditional criminal justice system and are provided access to residential treatment,
intensive outpatient treatment and probation services.
Countywide GIVE360

Launched in 2015, GIVE360 is designed to encourage philanthropy in a new group of donors utilizing the
idea of collective giving. The program unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective
impact on McHenry County. This innovative program allows members to pool their dollars and, for less
than a dollar a day, make a positive impact on our community.
Joe Carnes Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by close friends and family of Joe Carnes, a Crystal Lake South High School
graduate and pilot from Crystal Lake, IL in memory of his belief in the importance of education.
Scholarships are awarded to deserving applicants from CL South High School who model the values of Joe
with particular preference given to applicants pursuing degrees in aviation, education or community
Erling K Nor Education Fund

This fund was established through the estate of Erling K. Nor to support college scholarships for high
school graduates of Alden–Hebron High School District #19.
Mariana Szeczeny Scholarship Fund

Graduating high school seniors from any McHenry County high school who demonstrate academic
excellence and need for financial help.
Veteran’s Memorial Scholarship Fund

The VAC Veterans Memorial Scholarship was created to assist the children of veterans with the higher
education program of their choice.
Bernie’s Book Bank – McHenry County

Friends are encouraged to support this program that provides 12 age appropriate books per year to
children in low-income familes across the County, to encourage reading at home, and book ownership.The
Bernie’s Book Bank Program will launch across McHenry County in Fall 2017, thanks to an initial gift
from a local family.
Crystal Lake Strikers Fund

The Crystal Lake Strikers Inc., focuses on providing a performing outlet for drummers of college age and

MCHELP App is a quick click to reach immediate crisis support and information via text or voice.
Donations to this fund will support the operational costs associated with offering the program.
Veterans Fund

This fund supports veterans at McHenry County College.  With these funds, students are able to purchase
a laptop which will help them to complete school work.
Center for Nursing Education Fund

Provides at least three years of seed money for a new Nurse Practitioner’s Training Program at Family
Health Partnership Clinic.
Countywide Latino Fund

Created through financial support from County banks and businesses that work closely with Latino
Citizens, this fund was established to provide a financial source to grant funds to Latino programs and
projects in McHenry County.
McHenry Operating Fund

Created to raise funds directed to run daily operations at the Community Foundation thereby
strengthening our ability to deliver vital philanthropic services.
Permanent Endowment Fund

Available for donations without designation to maintain the MCCF grants program, public services and
programs, and some operational support.