Your Foundation for a Better Will County

In partnership with the Trust, community leaders launched The Community Foundation of Will County to provide support to nonprofit organizations and promote philanthropy as a way to create lasting change. One of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., Will County has overcome significant industrial job losses with the help of a strong business sector, thriving real estate market and vibrant civic culture. The Foundation engages residents in tackling ongoing challenges, including providing educational, employment and housing opportunities and removing barriers to access to quality health care, transportation and other resources for all residents.

Founded in


Board of Directors
  • Br. James Gaffney, FSC, Chair
  • Michael Rittof, Vice-Chair
  • Christian Spesia, J.D., Secretary
  • Janet Viano, Treasurer
  • Jay Bergman
  • Kathy Cawley
  • Ed Dollinger
  • Brian Forsythe
  • John Greuling
  • Cyril "Bill" Habiger
  • Larry Lorimor
  • Elaine Maimon, Ph.D.
  • Karl Maurer
  • Tyler Qualio, J.D.
  • Jim Rink
  • Rodney Tonelli
  • Ex officio: Michael Trench



Donors enjoy a range of financial benefits, plus specialized expertise about the charitable organizations serving Will County. Join us

Grant Process

The Foundation funds organizations serving Will County who are collaborating with other organizational partners. Learn who is eligible and how to apply.

Contact Us

Michael Trench
Executive Director

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