OmniHonors 2019 nominations extended to August 9th!

The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund was the grateful recipient of the assets from the OmniArts organization. We are honored to continue the tradition of OmniHonors in recognizing significant contributions and achievements by members of the Starved Rock Country arts community. We invite you to nominate someone who contributes to our vibrant art community, … Continued

SRCCF presents awards for 2019 school year

Through the generosity of local donors who care deeply about the advanced education of local youth, the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is honored and pleased to award eight scholarships in 2019. The Rising Star Scholarship was received by Katie Varland, a graduate of IVCC, who is currently attending Illinois State University.  Katie is an … Continued

Community Foundation Awards B+B SmartWorx Scholarships

The B+B SmartWorx Scholarships for the Internet of Things (IoT) were recently awarded by the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation to Joey Thomas and Kirsten Sibbaluca. The IoT Scholarship is available to two high-school graduating seniors who will pursue a career in Science, Technology or Engineering. The award is $1500 per scholarship and is granted … Continued

Art Grants Awarded to Local Arts Organizations

Art Grants Awarded to Local Arts Organizations   OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. (June 10, 2019) – The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund, a new Fund of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, is excited to announce that they have awarded their first round of grants to local arts organizations.  The Fund offers financial support through competitive … Continued

Donations for Princeton Walkway

Click here to read more about Princeton’s plans to update the Mary Uthoff Memorial Parkway and what will be done with your donations!    

Me Plus One Spring Potluck coming to WIN May 20th!

Join us for our annual Potluck Gathering! We’re looking forward to spending time together at The Camden with great food, fellowship, a signature drink, and another great raffle prize. Our Presenter is Sally VanCura, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity to give us the scoop on an ALL WOMEN HOUSE BUILD coming to a … Continued

Great news from Second Story

  Great work is being done at Second Story as a result of a 2018 grant from the Women Inspired Network (WIN)!  Please click here to read more!      

Arukah WIN update 031919

  The first three mental/holistic health videos for students have been created and are ready to view, all courtesy of a grant from Women Inspired Network (WIN) – click here to view!

A Capella Celebration April 13th

  Please join us for a concert to benefit the Voices in Harmony Fund, a new fund at SRCCF dedicated to raising a new awareness for Barbershop singing throughout Starved Rock Country. The goal of the Fund is to raise enough money to create at least one new youth Barbershop group in the LaSalle county … Continued

2019 scholarship applications now being accepted

The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation stewards four (4) scholarship funds and applications for those are now being accepted through March 29, 2019. All four are part of one scholarship form.  Applicants will complete Part I with basic demographics and then complete an essay for one or more scholarships for which they want to apply. … Continued

NEW: Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund

We are excited to announce the creation of the new Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund!  Please click here to learn about the mission of the fund and how regional arts groups can apply for grants!

Heartfelt and humble thanks for a rewarding beginning

      Guest column: Heartfelt and humble thanks for a rewarding beginning by Pamela Beckett January 11, 2019 As we complete the end of our third year serving Starved Rock Country, we are thankful for the partnerships we have created, the outstanding Board of Directors leading the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, and, of course, … Continued


***NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY*** Due to changes in our arts grant programming, we have additional funds available to non-profit arts & cultural organizations. Applications are due Friday July 10, 2020 to [email protected] Award money MUST be expended by August 31, 2020 – the expected average grant amount will be $400. APPLY NOW —–>>>>

The Arts for Illinois Relief Fund Applications are Now Being Accepted

The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is partnering with the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, the Arts Work Fund, Arts Alliance Illinois, and other community foundations around the state to provide unrestricted general operating support to arts organizations in LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties who are struggling with immediate lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses due to COVID-19.  Please … Continued

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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