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To Strengthen & Grow

Plan to attend THRIVE: Nonprofit Leadership Symposium at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau in Freeport. This full-day event is designed for nonprofit executives and board members. Sessions will empower leaders in areas including strategic planning, development via storytelling, the power of collaborations, the role of nonprofits in economic development, and more! Attendees will walk away with ideas, tools, & strategies that can be implemented into their organization.

Individuals & Families

The Foundation empowers our clients to deepen their philanthropic impact through personalized giving vehicles like donor designated funds, donor advised funds, memorials, and more.

Professional Advisors

The Foundation helps professional advisors connect their clients to locally focused philanthropic opportunities that really make a difference. With extensive knowledge of community needs and giving options, we enable you to better serve your clients by helping them achieve their charitable goals.


The Foundation helps nonprofits carry out their work by awarding grants, forging community partnerships and educating community philanthropists and partners about the organizations most aligned with their charitable interests.

Michelle DeHaven-Quast, CEO

Michelle DeHaven-Quast is an executive leader with nearly 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. As CEO, she leads the Freeport Community Foundation in quest of fulfilling its mission, to empower nonprofits to develop solutions that help northwest Illinois communities thrive. Read more…

Our Mission: Empowering nonprofits to develop solutions that help northwest Illinois communities thrive.