Funds to improve our Community
SRCCF Disaster Resource Fund
The SRCCF Disaster Resource Fund was established to provide financial support to area non-profit agencies who support residents in need of emergency food and basic supplies; interim housing and shelter; primary health care services; utility and financial assistance; supports for children and other vulnerable populations, nonprofit safety and operations assistance.
For the Love of Starved Rock
Starved Rock Lodge, Starved Rock Foundation, Starved Rock Walkers Club and Starved Rock Clean Up Crew, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, have formed a collaboration and fundraising campaign “For the Love of Starved Rock” to help generate interest and monetary donations to improve park trails and preserve the natural resources for future generations.
Ottawa Sunrise Rotary Club Charitable Fund
Financial donations may also be mailed or made in person at our office 241 Marquette St, LaSalle, IL 61301. If you prefer to make a financial contribution by mail, please make your check payable to SRCCF. For more information about the Ottawa Sunrise Rotary Club Charitable Fund, please contact (815)252-2906.
Flags of Freedom
In Princeton, the “Flags of Freedom” stand in tribute to the men and women who serve or have served our country. They are a reminder of the sacrifices made to keep our Nation free. The Community Foundation serves as the Fiscal Sponsor for Flags of Freedom, and is accepting donations to assist with the purchase of new flags and to support project activities.
Lamb Family Fund for Crotty Park Playground
Thanks to the incredible generosity of many donors, the Playground was constructed much sooner than anticipated and children were enjoying the new equipment as soon as the ribbon was cut! Using the Lamb Family Funds, the family hopes to provide a variety of equipment at the playground that allows children of any ability to play alongside one another.
Oakland Cemetery Preservation Fund
The Oakland Cemetery Preservation Fund was established to financially support the continual upkeep of the grounds in Princeton, Illinois. Your gift to support the work of a very small, but dedicated team of concerned residents who maintain the Cemetery is greatly appreciated.
SRCCF Covid-19 Response Fund
The Starved Rock Country Covid-19 Response Fund was established to help the Foundation respond to COVID-19 and provide support to local non-profit agencies providing basic human needs services. Donated funds will be restricted to serve those in need as a result of the Coronavirus, and 100% of the contributions will be available to help. No administrative fees will assessed against the Fund.
Captain Thomas John Heitmann Memorial Donor Advised Fund
Captain Thomas John Heitmann had many ideas and dreams to give back to so many. To keep Thomas’ memory alive, Tom and Mary Heitmann created the Captain Thomas John Heitmann Memorial Donor Advised Fund with the Foundation. Grants will be made from the Fund to make some of those dreams come true.
SRCCF Community Grants Fund
Starved Rock Country Community Foundation established the Community Grant Fund to support nonprofit organizations serving LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam counties. The SRCCF supports non-profit organizations who serve Starved Rock Country, defined as LaSalle, Bureau & Putnam counties, in many ways- including our Grants Program.
Danny Nelson Memorial Fund
In honor of Danny and his giving spirit, his friends organized the Danny Nelson Memorial Golf Outing in 2017. All proceeds from this annual event are placed in the Danny Nelson Memorial Fund and contributed to charitable organizations to be used in the community that Danny was so fond of.
Little Free Libraries
SRCCF has joined the Little Free Library movement, and you can too! Through our partnership with local residents, Jerry McConville and Darrell Fleming, and the residents of the Sheridan Correctional Center, we now have a number of little free libraries to place throughout Starved Rock Country.
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Leadership Fund
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation to convert the OACC Foundation to a Donor Advised Fund. The Donor Advised Fund is a flexible, efficient way to facilitate charitable contributions from the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce for economic development.