Promoting, Connecting and Building
The Community Foundation of Will County seeks to improve the quality of life throughout Will County communities by PROMOTING philanthropy, CONNECTING donors to community needs and BUILDING partnerships.
The Community Foundation of Will County was founded as a geographic Affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust by local residents in 2006 to serve as a local resource for donors and professional advisors in the implementation of charitable strategies through donor advised funds and other planning vehicles, to build endowments in special areas of interest that fund a competitive grant program annually, and to hold various nonprofit agency/organization endowment funds.
Our Mission: To PROMOTE philanthropy, CONNECT donors to community needs, and BUILD partnerships to improve the quality of life in our region.
Community Foundation of Will County News
Specialty Whiskey Tasting Event Honoring Gratitude Award Recipients Jim and Stacey Holland
Join us for a Specialty Whiskey Tasting as we honor Frankfort residents Jim and Stacy Holland, recipients of our Gratitude Award, while celebrating another year of advancing a culture of philanthropy in Will County.
The Community Foundation Of Will County Announces 2022 Community Partner Grant Awards
The Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) recently announced the following 2022 Community Partner Grants. Grants are intended to help the recipient organizations expand existing programming and build capacity to meet the needs of communities in Will County. “Each of these grants will help our community partners do more to meet needs they’ve identified in Will County,” says CFWC Board Chair Chris Spesia. “Our organization and donors continue to be a resource for nonprofits that see needs and opportunities and are well-positioned to offer solutions.”
Melvin and Ruth Oyer Joliet Central Band Fund supports music education for future generations
The Joliet Central High School Band has a legacy of excellence that stretches back more than a century. In fact, the Joliet nickname ‘City of Champions’ doesn’t come from its many outstanding athletes and sports teams but from the long history of national recognition that rightfully places the Joliet Central Band in the pantheon of student musical organizations.
We work with donors to simplify their planning, maximize their generosity, and lessen tax burdens.
We work with Professional Advisors to enhance their services to Will County clients.
We work closely with Not-for-Profit agencies, grassroots organizations, and community stakeholders.