A permanent, endowed, unrestricted fund established by Leonard Carmichael in 2005, from which annual grants are made to local nonprofit organizations working to serve people and enhance the community in the greater Rochelle area.
Provides a permanent stream of income for operations and administration of the Rochelle Area Community Foundation. Established by Phil Hasz, a founding member of the Foundation, in honor of the many community leaders who have worked to build and shape the community.
Provides support for arts and culture initiatives in our communities.
Provides funds to enhance the communities where we live, learn, work and play.
To advance health and wellness of people of all ages in our communities.
Provides funds to promote Education in our communities.
A permanent, endowed, field of interest fund established in 2011 by Rochelle Foods with a grant from Hormel Charitable Foundation. Provides funds for hunger relief in the greater Rochelle Area.
Provides funding to promote the science or practice of farming, agribusiness systems, animal systems, environmental service systems, natural resources systems, plant systems and power, structural and technological systems.
The Hintzsche-Hinkston Classroom Support Donor Advised Fund was established to provide assets to assist students in the classroom. “A student’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
The Jeffrey W. Cole family foundation fund was created in 2007 in memory of Jeff and his family. Jeff, his wife Sheri, his daughter Gracie, and their unborn daughter Baby Cole were killed in an automobile accident in 2006 which occurred just North of the intersection of Hwy 64 and Hwy 251 in Ogle County, Illinois. Jeff and Sheri’s daughte
The Jeffrey W. Cole family foundation fund was created in 2007 in memory of Jeff and his family. Jeff, his wife Sheri, his daughter Gracie, and their unborn daughter Baby Cole were killed in an automobile accident in 2006 which occurred just North of the intersection of Hwy 64 and Hwy 251 in Ogle County, Illinois. Jeff and Sheri’s daughter, Alli Cole was then three years old and the only survivor of the accident.
The Kay and Jim Beardin Community Endowment Fund provides support for the evolving needs that impact the community through the power of change towards the advancement of the Rochelle Area.
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.
The purpose of this fund is to build a permanent stream of income to benefit the Hub City Senior Center for years to come.
To benefit the long term needs of the Rochelle United Methodist Church.
Dennis “Bergy” and Avis Berg, in partnership with Bob Burkholder, recently established the Berg-Burkhulder Family Fund here at the Rochelle Area Community Foundation (RACF). Bob and Bergy came together to create this fund in honor of Bob’s wife and Bergy’s sister, Donna, who passed away in March of 2014 due to ALS, and Bob and Donna’s two sons, Andrew and Jarrett, whose lives were also tragically cut short in a car accident 18 years ago.
The Daniel & Stephanie Williams Fund for the Arts was established with the Rochelle Area Community Foundation on August 1, 2018 as an “acorn fund” with a gift of $1,000.00. Through their own creative efforts, the fund quickly grew to become a permanent Donor Advised Fund from which the Williams recommend grants in the area of Arts and Culture to the Community Foundation Board.
To support expenses toward tuition for higher education for those committed to teaching in Rochelle Schools for the dual language program.
Ed and Ann have humbly given their time and energy in support of the Rochelle Community and surrounding area throughout their lives. This family fund was established for them by Joe and Marian Rice to expand upon their generous spirit. The fund will support organizations consistent with Ann and Ed’s community contributions over the years.
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.
The Jacobs Family Fund was created to support non for profits in the greater Rochelle area that focus on Children and/or feeding the hungry.
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.
The Tobler family has been a part of the community for over 80 years, focusing on agriculture, education and volunteerism.
This fund was designed in hopes of spreading more opportunities to the people in the Rochelle Community. We enjoy supporting RACF because the funds support a variety of needs in the area.
In honor of Tyler Smith. The Tyler Smith Memorial Fund will provide a legacy of giving back to the causes that Tyler loved, annually, forever. As his parents, family and friends continue to search for answers, they honor Tyler’s life through the Tyler “Smitty” Smith Memorial Fund.
The donor's passion for the community is brought to life through this endowment fund. They invite programs and projects that improve outcomes and accountability that will enhance quality of life for the community and our
The Howard Family Fund was created November 27, 2023 through the Rochelle Area Community Foundation to support nonprofits in the greater Rochelle area that focus on helping those in need. The purpose of this fund is to build a permanent financial resource benefitting nonprofit entities in Rochelle, focusing on housing assistance, food and supplies for families, and education. We feel blessed to have lived and raised our family in Rochelle. Our hope is to help provide a support system that will benefit our community for many years to come.