main-1The Northbrook Civic Foundation was originally established in 1907 as the Shermerville Improvement Club. The Civic name was adopted in 1925.

Civic Foundation, a non-profit volunteer organization of your neighbors and friends have raised over $2.8 Million and converted those funds into scholarships for college-bound students and donated to worthwhile organizations in Northbrook. This is your opportunity to help raise funds that give back to the community, making Northbrook a desirable place to live and work.

The main fundraiser every year is Northbrook Days, a five-day festival which includes a carnival, games, local business expo, and a ‘Taste of Northbrook’.

Members of Civic are individuals who are concerned about their community and want to actively help improve it. Many members also volunteer their time with other organizations in Northbrook. Membership is open to the general public; the main requirements are that you be a resident of Northbrook and volunteer at Northbrook Days.

The Northbrook Civic Building, located at 2002 Walters, has a long history in our community. Constructed by the Foundation in 1928, when Northbrook’s population was less than 1,000, the building was turned over to the Village of Northbrook to house the village’s first fire station. Over the years, the Village of Northbrook remodeled the building into offices for the Village Hall, Fire Department, Police Department, the Library, and the Courthouse. In the Fall of 1981, members of the Civic Foundation approached Northbrook village officials in the effort to regain control and use of the Civic Building. The building was restored into an attractive, functional facility, with offices, large meeting rooms, and a kitchen. The building was rededicated in 1986 and is where Civic continues to provide active participation and funding to the community to this day.