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Gift Options

The Foundation for Northwest Illinois

Since our inception, The Foundation for Northwest Illinois has been helping donors to act upon their charitable interests. Our donors learn that flexibility is one of the primary advantages of working with us.

Philanthropy is uniquely personal. It reflects your aspirations and values. It expresses your humanity and your empathy. It’s good for your health, your heart, and your soul. But how can you be certain you’ll make the most impact with your contributions?

At The Foundation for Northwest Illinois, we can help you make your charitable giving purposeful and effective. Whether you’re making an annual gift or create an endowment, we offer flexible giving options, professional investment management, and simplified administration. The benefits are great. The rewards are priceless.

You can support the organizations and causes you care most about today and after your lifetime, all while maximizing your financial and tax advantages. We can help you put your passion into action.


This is definitely the most popular way to make contributions, both large and small.

Donate online or by mail:
The Foundation for Northwest Illinois
1525 S. Forest Rd, Suite 200
Freeport, IL 61032

Appreciated Securities

With gifts of stocks or bonds that have been held for some time, donors can avoid significant capital gains, and the net contribution is larger than the actual cost. This could be a ‘win-win’ for donor and Foundation alike.

Life Insurance

There are a number of ways a donor can use insurance.  For example, a policy’s value can be donated to the Foundation, or you may want to name the Foundation as beneficiary.

Estate Planning

Donors may choose to make gifts in their wills.  Again, flexibility is important to those making bequests.  Talk with your financial planner, trust officer or attorney.  The Foundation for Northwest Illinois will be pleased to work with you in this regard.

Real Estate

When a donor gives real estate or other tangible assets, they receive a tax deduction and can name a specific fund for a specific purpose, after the Foundation sells the property.