Current Funds

current-funds.jpgA Community Foundation like the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley is created by and for the people in a local area.

It enables those with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about - immediately or through their will.

Below is a list of current funds in the community.

  • Women In Networking: For women who live or work in the Kankakee River Valley Area
  • John Locke Charitable Scholarship: For students who reside in Kankakee County and attend an institution of higher learning.
  • African American Civic Leaders Scholarship
  • Jim & Betty Bridgewater Charitable Fund
  • Dennis & Georgia Hess Fund
  • Johnson-Downs Construction Charitable Fund
  • Florence B. McMullen Memorial Fund
  • Robert K. Dunn Perpetual Charitable Trust Fund
  • United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties’ Endowment Fund for the Benefit of Iroquois County
  • Dave King Memorial Music Fund
  • Rebecca Schatz Memorial Fund
  • Bourbonnais Township Park District: Funds to preserve open space, develop park and recreation programs, and support the Exploration Station, Recreation Station, and Willowhaven Interpretive Center.
  • Community Development Fund: Fund for the benefit of charitable and educational purposes which are consistent with the mission and purpose of the Community Foundation.
  • Community Stewardship: Fund to provide grants to meet ever-changing community needs.
  • Communityworks: Fund to provide annual grants for projects improving the quality of life in areas of Land Use & Protection, Workforce Development, and Early Childhood Education.
  • Fine Arts: For fine arts programs including dance, music, painting, sculpture, and theatre.
  • Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health: Annual income benefits this non-profit agency providing services to the community.
  • Hospice of Kankakee Valley - Special Wish: Funds used to fulfill special needs for Hospice patients and families that improve their quality of life.
  • Kankakee Area YMCA: Benefits the YMCA and its extensive activities with youth.
  • Kankakee County Museum: For programs of the Museum and Kankakee County Historical Society.
  • Kankakee Development Corporation Fund: Fund for educational and commercial purposes in the Greater Kankakee River Valley Area.
  • Kankakee Public Library: Income each year for special projects outside their budget, such as programs by noted authors.
  • Kankakee Valley Park District: Fund to develop capital projects, to enhance landscaping throughout the parks, provide educational grants, and provide grants for families in need of recreational services.
  • Operating Endowment: An Endowment Fund to provide income for the Community Foundation’s annual administrative expenses.
  • River Valley Conservation: Fund to assist organizations dedicated to the protection of the Kankakee River system, the conservation of natural resources and native species, and to enhance public use and appreciation of the River.
  • Rosie Fund: Benefits women throughout the Greater Kankakee County area who have needs not covered by standard programs. Grants are given to non-profit agencies.
  • United Way of Kankakee County: Provides a way to ensure the necessary resources are available for community collaborative efforts, continued program funding, and mobilization of volunteers.
  • Wright In Kankakee: Contributions will be used for educational purposes by providing funding for the operation and purchase of the B. Harley Bradley House.
  • Zonta Club of Kankakee :Income to improve the legal, economic, and professional status of women in the greater Kankakee County Area.