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

Tel: 815.338.GIVE (4483)

Our Vision, Mission and Core Values


To build a supportive and inclusive quality of life for everyone in McHenry County.


Philanthropically addressing the needs of McHenry County.

We pursue our mission by:

Providing leadership: We bring people together to determine community needs, facilitate collaborative solutions, and act as a catalyst for positive change.

Granting resources: We distribute grants that meet donor’s charitable interests and address the community’s changing needs.

Stewarding assets: We provide prudent oversight and management of charitable assets as we grow a community pool of funds.

Fostering Awareness: We offer guidance, advice, and opportunities to broaden philanthropic giving and the impact it makes in our community.

Core Values

The Community Foundation for McHenry County represents the work of many hearts and hands spanning across time, communities and generations.  None of us alone could do what our donors and nonprofit partners have collectively accomplished throughout our history. Since 2001, The Community Foundation has continued to fulfill our mission by providing skilled, conscientious and trustworthy services.  As a community we all depend on one another, so our work must start with respect.  We recognize that our community is full of a multitude of voices, life experiences and needs that we must listen to and understand.

RespectWe recognize and respect that everyone has something to contribute and everyone has a vital need to feel valued for his or her contributions.

Trust – We understand the value of reliability and will continue earning the trust of the community through unwavering service and commitment to the McHenry County community.

Community VoicesWe welcome new conversations and partners, and we continue to cultivate existing relationships.

Excellence We endeavor to provide the highest level of service to our community.

Innovation We seek new approaches to address what matters most to our community.  We serve and inspire others who share our commitment to improve McHenry County.



The Community Foundation for McHenry County’s 990 and most recent audit are available for review upon request. Please contact us at: or 815.338.GIVE (4483).