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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 Partnerhship 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

  • 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.

$51,690

2015

  • 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

$44,000

2014

  • 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)

$32,416

2013

  • 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

$24,048

2012

  • 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)

$23,850