Reflecting on 2021 as we move forward

The Dunham Foundation is honored to support the many nonprofits who have provided much-needed services for those affected by the pandemic and the unintended consequences in its wake.

With these added challenges, our community partners have shown their strength and determination in supporting our neighbors in need, and we THANK YOU!

Area Nonprofits Score Big with the 2021 #GivingTuesday Campaign!

The Dunham Foundation is proud to support the local Fox Valley area service agencies during the 2021 GivingTuesday campaign. Thank you to area business partners and individuals who helped incentivize individual giving with matching dollars and peer-to-peer fundraising efforts.

Together, our community helped to raise more than $5.8 million since 2016, with $1.7 million raised this year that supports the Greater Fox Valley area nonprofits!

The Dunham Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley collectively provided an additional $24,000 in Incentive Awards this year. Twelve eligible organizations’ names were drawn at random to receive a $2,000 Incentive Award at the 2021 GivingTuesday Virtual Celebration held on December 16th.

Incentive Award Recipients


Our Grant Portal Opens on January 3rd

As you think about your potential grant request for 2022, please contact our Program Director, Lindsay Cochrane, to discuss your organization’s needs. The Dunham Foundation’s Grant Portal opens: Monday, January 3rd, 2022.

The Dunham Foundation offers two types of grant opportunities:

  • Grant Requests $75,000 or less may be submitted anytime from January 3rd through October 15th.
  • Grant Requests over $75,000 (LOI’s) must be submitted by February 1st or June 1st.

Click here to find out how to apply for a Dunham Foundation grant.


The Board of Advisors and Staff of the Dunham Foundation wish you a holiday season filled with an abundance of love, peace and time well-spent with others.



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