GIVING

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Unrestricted Funds

Rochelle Community Endowment Fund     /     Give Now »

A permanent, endowed, unrestricted fund established by Leonard Carmichael in 2005, from which annual grants are made to qualifying programs and organizations who provide services in the arts, education, community development and health and community services to residents in the Rochelle area.

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

Field of Interest Funds

Rochelle Foods Hunger Challenge Fund    /   Give Now »

A permanent, endowed, field of interest fund established in 2011 by Rochelle Foods with a grant from Hormel Charitable Foundation. Income from the this fund will provide grants to non-profit organizations who provide hunger relief in the Rochelle area. 

Community Advancement Fund    /   Give Now »

To accomplish projects that will enhance the communities in which we live, learn, work, and play.

Inspire Learning Fund    /   Give Now »

Grants made from this fund will promote Education in our communities.

Arts Enrichment Fund    /   Give Now »

This fund will provide grants to enhance arts and culture within our communities.

Health & Wellness Fund    /   Give Now »

To advance health and wellness of people of all ages in our communities.

Legacy Funds

Community Leader Administrative Fund    /    Give Now »

A permanent, endowed fund, established by Phil Hasz in 2010, in honor of local community leaders, Leonard Carmichael, Phil May and Bill Hayes. Income from this fund will benefit the administrative costs of the Rochelle Area Community Foundation. 

H.P. "Jim" Walker Memorial Endowment Fund    /    Learn More »

Jim Walker began his career working for the International Harvester Company in locations in Wisconsin and Illinois. In 1969, he and business partner Wayne Schork, moved their families to Rochelle to own and operate Walker-Schork International, the local International Harvester dealership.

Steve Pfeiffer Memorial Endowment Fund    /    Learn More »

To honor Steve's life of service, income from this fund will be used to make annual grants to local non-profit organizations as recommended by members of his family.

Jeffry W. Cole Family Memorial Fund    /    Learn More »

In honor of Jeff, Sheri, and Grace Cole, grants from this fund will benefit programs and projects in the Rochelle area.

LEGACY FUNDS

AGENCY FUNDS

Agency Funds

Rochelle Child Care Center Endowment Fund    /   Give Now »

A permanent, endowed fund, established in 2011 with a Leonard Carmichael Matching grant. Income from this fund will benefit the Rochelle Child Care Center.

RTHSEF Endowment for Education Fund    /   Give Now »

A permanent, endowed fund, established in 2011 with a Leonard Carmichael Matching grant. Income from this fund will benefit programs of Rochelle Township High School.