The IceHogs Community Fund (ICF), supported by the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation, is invested in making a positive social impact by supporting initiatives that will help make the Rockford region a better place to work, live, and play. Through partnerships with local organizations, the ICF is dedicated to growing the game of hockey by working to broaden exposure and reduce barriers to the sport.
Since the franchise’s inception in 1999, the charitable arm of the Rockford IceHogs has contributed over $1.25 million to support organizations and causes in the greater Rockford region.
In 2022, the IceHogs Community Fund awarded its most significant contribution in the form of a $50,000 grant to Think Big!, a Rockford-based organization that supports minority owned businesses by helping to remove barriers that prevent the minority community from business growth and development. The grant will help Think Big! launch the “Think Big! School of Business 2.0” and allow Think Big! to provide mini grants to minority owned businesses to overcome obstacles and advance their business.