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Rochelle Area Community Foundation › Donors

FOUNDATION OVERVIEW

In 2005, the Rochelle Area Community Foundation was established with a generous gift from the late Leonard Carmichael who was a farmer, businessman, philanthropist and community leader. His vision was that more donors, large and small, would add to his contributions to make it a true community foundation.

The Rochelle Area Community Foundation provides a simple way for members of the community to invest in the non-profit organizations that improve the lives of friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Charitable gifts entrusted to the Foundation are invested in endowment funds, the principle gift is preserved, and a portion of the earnings provide annual grants to local not for profit organizations.

Grants are made in the areas of arts, education, community development, health and wellness, community services and hunger relief.

It’s our business to know the community and make the best use of charitable gifts through grant making.

WAYS TO GIVE

Contribute to an existing fund, or establish a fund to benefit a field of interest, non-profit organization, or recommend an annual grant to non-profit organizations you care most about.

The Rochelle Area Community Foundation can accept charitable gifts in many forms.

Cash Definitely the most popular way to make contributions, both large and small. Gifts can be made electronically on our website, or checks can be mailed to PO Box 74, Rochelle, IL 61068

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. A real "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.

Real Estate When a donor gives real estate or other tangible assets, she/he receives a tax deduction, and can name a specific fund for a specific purpose, after the Foundation sells the property.

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 Rochelle Area Community Foundation will be pleased to work with you in this regard.

Business Partnerships

The Business Partnership Program began in 2014 as a unique way for local businesses to partner with the foundation to improve the community through charitable giving. Click here to learn more »

LOCAL IMPACT

The Rochelle Area Community Foundation has invested more than $500,000.00 into Community Needs Grants since 2006.

2019: $64,000

C.A.N. – Community Action Network

Central Elementary School

Chana Education Center

Creston Booster Club

Farmworker and Landscaper
Advocacy Project

First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle

Flagg Township Museum

Flagg-Rochelle
Community Park District

Flagg-Rochelle Public Library District

Foundation for Focus House and Community Programming

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County

HOPE of Ogle County

Hub City Senior Center

Hub Project –
Before and After School Program

Kings Elementary School

Kitchen Table

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Pegasus Special Riders

Rochelle Christian Food Pantry

Rochelle Elementary Great Beginnings Preschool

Rochelle Rescue Mission

Serenity Hospice and Home

Shining Star Children's Advocacy Center

Village of Progress

            2018: $60,950

            C.A.N. – Community Action Network

            CASA-15th Judicial Circuit (Ogle County)

            Central Elementary School

            Downtown Rochelle Association

            Eswood Elementary School Boosters

            First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle

            Flagg Township Museum

            Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District

            Flagg-Rochelle Public Library District

            Floyd J. Tilton VFW Post 3878

            Foundation for Focus House and
            Community Programming

            Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

            Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County

            HOPE of Ogle County

            Hub City Senior Center

            Hub Project – 
            Before and After School Program

            Lee Ogle Transportation System

            Lifescape Community Services

            Northern Illinois Food Bank

            Pegasus Special Riders

            Rochelle Child Care Center

            Rochelle Christian Food Pantry

            Rochelle Elementary District
            Family Fine Arts Program

            Rochelle Middle School Music Program

            Rochelle Elementary School District

            Rochelle Township High School Marching Band

            Rochelle Township High School Renaissance Program

            Rochelle United Methodist Church Outreach

            St. Paul Lutheran School

            Village of Progress

            Vince Carney Community Theatre

                      2017: $54,700

                      C.A.N. – Community Action Network

                      CASA - 15th Judicial Circuit (Ogle County)

                      Central Elementary School

                      Creston Consolidated School District

                      Family Counseling Services of
                      Northern Illinois

                      Farmworker & Landscaper
                      Advocacy Project

                      First Presbyterian Church

                      Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District

                      Flagg-Rochelle Public Library District

                      Floyd J. Tilton VFW Post 3878

                      Foundation for Focus House
                      & Community Programming

                      Girl Scout Troop 3323

                      Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County

                      HOPE of Ogle County

                      Hub City Senior Center

                      Hub Project –
                      Before and After School Program

                      Kitchen Table

                      Lifescape Community Services

                      Northern Illinois Food Bank

                      Ogle Lee Fire Protection District

                      Pegasus Special Riders

                      Presbyterian Thrift Shop

                      Rochelle Child Care Center

                      Rochelle Christian Food Pantry

                      Rochelle Elementary District 231

                      Rochelle Fire Dept. Social Organization

                      Rochelle Free Summer Lunch Program

                      Rochelle Middle School Builders Club

                      Rochelle Rescue Mission

                      RTHS Counseling Department

                      Serenity Hospice and Home

                      Shining Star Children's Advocacy Center

                      Village of Progress

                      Vince Carney Community Theatre

                                2016: $51,690

                                Rochelle Elementary School District 231

                                AYSO Soccer Organization

                                Rochelle Community Action Network

                                Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA of Ogle County)

                                Central Elementary School

                                Chana Education Center

                                Creston School

                                Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District

                                Farm Worker & Landscaper Advocacy Project

                                Focus House

                                Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

                                HOPE of Ogle County

                                Hub City Senior Center

                                The HUB Project

                                Kings School

                                Kitchen Table

                                Flagg-Rochelle Library District

                                League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

                                Flagg Township Museum

                                Northern Illinois Food Bank

                                Pegasus Special Riders

                                Presbyterian Thrift Shop

                                RMS Royal Builders Club

                                Rochelle Christian Food Pantry

                                Rochelle Child Care Center

                                Rochelle Interact Club

                                Rochelle Little League

                                Serenity Hospice & Home

                                St. Patrick Parish Outreach

                                St. Paul Lutheran School

                                Tilton Elementary School

                                Floyd J. Tilton VFW Post 3878

                                Village of Progress, Inc.

                                          2015: $44,000

                                          City of Rochelle, Community Development

                                          Eswood Elementary School Library

                                          Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District

                                          Flagg Township Historical Society Museum

                                          Focus House

                                          Hand in Hand Community Services

                                          HOPE of Ogle County

                                          Hub City Senior Center

                                          Rochelle Elementary District #231

                                          Northern Illinois Center for Non-Profit Management

                                          Northern Illinois Food Bank

                                          Pegasus Special Riders

                                          First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle

                                          Rochelle Child Care Center

                                          Rochelle Christian Food Pantry

                                          Rochelle Middle School

                                          Rock River Center

                                          Seven C's Mission

                                          Shining Star Children's Advocacy Center

                                          St Patrick Catholic Church Outreach

                                          Steward Elementary School

                                          Rochelle Summer Lunch Program

                                          Vince Carney Community Theatre

                                          Floyd J. Tilton VFW Post 3878

                                          Village of Progress

                                                    2014: $32,416

                                                    Rochelle Child Care Center

                                                    Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District

                                                    Sinnissippi Centers

                                                    St. Patrick Catholic Church Outreach

                                                    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)

                                                    Northern Illinois Food Bank

                                                    Pegasus Special Riders

                                                    Focus House

                                                    Seven C’s Mission of Crossroads Community Church

                                                    Eswood School

                                                    Needy Families Foundation

                                                    RTHS Music Department

                                                    Kings School

                                                    Flagg Township Historical Society

                                                    Rochelle Elementary Schools 100 Mile Club

                                                    Serenity Hospice & Home

                                                    Rock River Center

                                                    HOPE of Ogle County

                                                    Floyd J Tilton VFW

                                                    The HUB Project

                                                    Steward Elementary School

                                                    Central Elementary School

                                                    Ogle County Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry

                                                    CAN (Community Action Network)

                                                              2013: $24,048

                                                              Hub City Senior Center

                                                              Rochelle Community Hospital

                                                              Rock River Center

                                                              HOPE (Help Offer Protective Environment)

                                                              CAN (Community Action Network)

                                                              CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)

                                                              Floyd J Tilton VFW

                                                              Lifescape Community Services

                                                              Northern Illinois Food Bank

                                                              Village of Progress

                                                              Rochelle Child Care Center

                                                              Rochelle Middle School

                                                              HUB Project

                                                                        2012: $23,850

                                                                        Rochelle Christian Food Pantry

                                                                        Hub City Senior Center

                                                                        Serenity Hospice and Home

                                                                        Pegasus Special Riders

                                                                        Rock River Center

                                                                        HOPE (Help Offer Protective Environment)

                                                                        CAN (Community Action Network)

                                                                        Floyd J Tilton VFW

                                                                        Northern Illinois Food Bank

                                                                        Village of Progress

                                                                        Rochelle Child Care Center

                                                                        Rochelle Middle School

                                                                        Focus House

                                                                        Central Elementary School

                                                                        Flagg Township Historical Society

                                                                        Kings Elementary School

                                                                        Needy Families Foundation

                                                                        Rochelle Free Lunch 4 Kids

                                                                        VCCT (Vince Carney Community Theatre)