Marcey Ciaccio from the McHenry Community Foundation was started 21 years ago in Woodstock. Now in Crystal Lake, their motto is "connecting people who care with causes that matter." All the money raised stays local, and last year they raised 2.2 million dollars! Their small but might staff of five people maintain the entire organization. They can accept all kinds of donations, almost everything from cash to cars to grain proceeds can be used for their 501(c) non-profit. They have different grant options for various projects and needs. Marcy had listed too many stories to keep up with to explain all the benefits this wonderful charity has done for the community. Link to the organization is in the title image above. 
In February of 2020 the Foundation moved to Crystal Lake and created the Philanthropy Center. This conference space is free for NGOs and will have full AV setups soon.