815-801-3035 info@fornwil.org

Sarah Flashing-Clow, Community Relations Director
Phone: (815) 801-3035
Email: PR@freeportcf.org

[FREEPORT, IL – January 12, 2023] – The Freeport Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications for its now once-annual 2023 Marvin / Wilson Community Needs grant beginning January 30. The grant application process opens on January 30 and closes on March 30. Application procedures and grant guidelines are available at www.freeportcf.org/grants. Funding for the Marvin / Wilson Community Needs grants come from the Matthew A. Marvin Community Needs Unrestricted Fund and the Craig Wilson Trust. For additional information, applications may call the Foundation at 815-801-3035, or by email at pr@freeportcf.org.

“Under our new timeline of a once-annual community needs grant cycle, we can become more focused on outcomes and impact,” stated Michelle DeHaven-Quast, Freeport Community Foundation CEO. “This change provides our office additional time to better understand the needs of nonprofits in our region and prompt greater philanthropic participation.”

Online applications must be submitted to the Freeport Community Foundation by 4:00 pm March 30, 2023.  Any nonprofit organization serving the communities and residents of Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll counties may apply.  Grant awards will be announced by June 1, 2023. The Freeport Community Foundation is particularly interested in funding initiatives that are collaborative, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of the community.

Granting opportunities through the Foundation’s other restricted funds will be announced as they become available throughout the year. Watch the Foundation’s website and social media channels for updates.

The Freeport Community Foundation, founded in 1975, is a regional philanthropic organization guided by community leaders who are dedicated to empowering nonprofits to develop solutions that help northwest Illinois communities thrive. To learn more about the Foundation and opportunities to support important causes throughout northwest Illinois, visit us at www.freeportcf.org or call (815) 801-3035.