January 2017 e  Memorandum

Our Mission 
"To provide effective and rewarding ways for donors to fulfill their philanthropic objectives."

Our Vision
"To be recognized as a trusted philanthropic leader in the communities we serve through the delivery of the highest quality donor services, customized and unique grant and scholarship programs, and bold initiatives to address community needs."

Happy New Year from the Community Foundation 
of the Fox River Valley!
With January in full swing, I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for helping make 2016 such a successful year for the Community Foundation.  This past year, 37 new funds were established and nearly $5.5 million in new gifts were received.  Just as important, more than $5 million was distributed back to the community in the form of grants and scholarships.  This truly would not have been possible without your support! 
Additionally, I wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the newer features of this monthly newsletter.  For the past few months we have highlighted one of the many fine not-for-profit organizations in our community, and this month is no different.  Please make sure you check out the good work that Wayside Cross Ministries is doing every day in our community.  Wayside Cross was a recent grant recipient of the Community Foundation for the support of a new roof at its Lifespring Center.  We are humbled to partner with Wayside Cross and the good work they do each day.
Finally, over the past 18 months the Community Foundation has undergone a significant shift in its staffing model.  Going forward we will highlight a new Foundation staff or Board member in our "Getting to Know..." section.  With this being scholarship application season, we have featured the Foundation's Director of Scholarships, Heather Johnson.  We hope you enjoy this 'behind the scenes' look at the many dedicated employees and volunteers of the Community Foundation. 

Jeff Hartman
President & CEO

Upcoming Events
January 13 - February 5
City of Geneva Photo Exhibition
at Water Street Studios