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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

COMMUNITY NEEDS GRANTS TOTALS SINCE 2006: $318,690.00 benefiting 79 local nonprofit organizations

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)