Charities We Support


The Club Blue grant program was established to raise funds to supply the basic goods and services that promote the safety, health and well being of children in need in our community.

KFACT Inc. is a grassroots, nonprofit youth development and holistic mentoring organization serving underprivileged girls in Rockford. Their mentoring program, “Lady All Stars”, is a one-of-a-kind program that provides tailored programs to meet the individual needs of girls, which not only positively impacts academic achievement, but also inspires girls to avoid engaging in risky behaviors or becoming teen parents. KFACT’s mentorship program has a 100% high school graduation rate, 96% of this high school graduates move on to further higher education.


Annie’s Locker was started in 2008. Inspired by a fellow runner who died in 2007, the idea was born to do something to inspire people toward a healthier lifestyle. Annie’s Locker is a non-profit organization that supports people in need of proper fitness gear and provides race sponsorships in Rockford, Illinois that operates under the charter of Rockford Road Runners, a RRCA member club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Annie’s Locker does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, family status or marital status.

Nik’s Wish: To bring joy to young adults (18-24), and their loved ones, fighting cancer. Nik’s Wish charity has delivered over 125 wishes in over 25 states and is supported 100% through volunteers to allow us to help as many families as possible. Wishes have been granted to celebrate the end of treatment; to encourage patients to keep fighting during treatment, and even last wishes to bring families together to create precious moments of joy. A Nik’s Wish carves out a joyful time to laugh, love and be together – And to forget about cancer for a while.


Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through a permanent art collection, frequent art exhibitions, and lifelong art education. A nonprofit, public art museum, RAM is supported by memberships, individual and corporate contributions, and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.