The Carroll family donate $10,000 to Reimagine Mendota

The Carroll family of Mendota recently donated $10,000 to Reimagine Mendota, the initiative to revitalize and rebuild the Mendota community. The Carroll’s are sixth generation owners of Black Bros. Co. in Mendota, a designer and manufacturer of premier roll coating and laminating equipment since 1882. The gift was made by Black Bros. CEO Matt Carroll, […]

Public Art Competition For Problem Gambling Awareness

The Illinois Department of Human Services is looking for artwork (in all media) that shines a light on the journey from darkness to hope for people with addiction, specifically gambling. The Illinois Department of Human Services is looking for artwork (in all media) that shines a light on the journey from darkness to hope for […]

Braveheart receives SRCCF grant for children’s advocacy efforts

Braveheart Children’s Advocacy Center recently received a $1,500 community grant from the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation. The grant will support Braveheart’s mission and provide “Calm and Care bags” to aid in restfulness and sleep for children ages 5 to 17 who have experienced trauma. “Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is pleased to assist with […]

Recognize Your Strength: First Annual “Stuff The Stocking” Drive Complete!

Founder Mary Considine of the Recognize Your Strength- RYS Fund smiles as she sits among many gifts she was able to purchase due to the generosity of so many donors in the community. Mary says the first annual STUFF THE STOCKING drive is complete! Through this, she was able to provide 25 children who experience parental […]

Congratulations to the recent recipients of The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund Grants

The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund, in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, recently made over $13,000 in grants to nine local organizations for 2024 Spring and Summer projects. Recipients include: §  $3,000 to the Illinois Valley Orchestral Association (Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra) for stipends to musicians […]

SRCCF 2023 Newsletter

The Year in Review 2023 Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is unwavering in its commitment to improve the quality of life here at home. We strengthen our community by supporting the arts, education, health and human services, the environment and disaster relief across LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam counties and beyond. We help donors make a […]

Year End is a Perfect Time to Create a Donor Advised Fund!

At the SRCCF, we understand that year-end giving makes up a significant portion of total revenue for most charitable organizations. There’s a pretty good chance that you are already considering end-of-year gifts to support causes you care about, and have probably been asked by at least one nonprofit for an end-of-year gift, or both.  Creating […]

SRCCF – Just 5 %

In a world where every action makes a difference, imagine the profound impact that a mere 5% of your estate could have on shaping the future of your community. By entrusting this modest percentage to a community foundation, you hold the key to catalyzing positive change that resonates far beyond your lifetime.

SRCCF hosts Quilts of Valor ceremony

The Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor honored veterans Reed Wilson, of McNabb; Ralph Maubach, of Ottawa; Nelson Nussbaum, of Ottawa; and Boyd Palmer, of Ottawa with handmade quilts during a ceremony following the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation November board of directors meeting. The Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor also gifted a quilt to Deb […]