The SRCCF was founded October 1, 2015 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization as designated by the IRS and the state of Illinois. We are governed by 15-person regional Board of Directors.

Our MISSION is to match people who care with causes that matter. We HELP donors choose the best gifting strategy and SIMPLIFY giving choices for our donors.  We BRING donors of all abilities together to impact causes that matter most to them by CREATING funds of many types  to meet the desire of the donor.  We INVEST donor’s money to grow in perpetuity to PROTECT the future of the entire Starved Rock Country Region, forever. We PRESERVE your wishes in perpetuity.

We PARTNER with community agencies financially to support education, healthcare, childcare, the arts, the environment, tourism, economic development, conservation, beautification and the needs and particular challenges of the community at-large. 

We HOST scholarships of all sizes and varying purposes.

We ADVANCE philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

We STRENGTHEN the community today and tomorrow.  


Your unrestricted donation to the Leadership Fund for Now is just that, a gift for NOW. It enables us to operate, provides funds for immediate distribution to area agencies and charitable initiatives and helps us build the core administrative fund. The Leadership Fund for Now is made up of unrestricted donations, earnings on investments, and administrative fees. This is where we need your donation the most.
Pamela Beckett
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