Allison McDowell Fund for Mental Health Support

This fund serves as a poignant tribute and lasting legacy to their beloved daughter, Allison McDowell, who lost her struggle with depression in April 2023. “Allison was a gifted and savvy techie who captured incredible images with her cameras, adopted unwanted dogs into a loving home, explored back roads on her motorcycles, had an eye […]

Goodnight, Angel Jade Memorial Field of Interest Fund

Jade Colleen Novak, 28, of Ottawa, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at her grandparents’ home with her loved ones by her side. Jade was born April 18, 1995, attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and graduated from Ottawa Township High School. Jade enjoyed high-school sports, playing volleyball, running with the track team and served as […]

Streatorland Community Food Pantry

We have been assisted during our years with a multitude of different volunteers, organizations and businesses as we have sought to end hunger in the Streatorland area. The food pantry has been there to offer emergency assistance, emotional support, educational opportunities and many other opportunities to fulfill our mission.  The pantry has partnered with programs […]

Run Today for Tomorrow Field of Interest Fund

Click here for the fantastic results of the 2023 run It is our honor to bring this beautiful video to you. Emily‘s strength and purpose in creating it is to share her vital message that “tomorrow needs you here to see it”. Watch the video here Here is Emily’s message: Hello, My name is Emily […]

Recognize Your Strength (RYS)

Mary has formed the Board of Directors for RYS, created by-laws and is awaiting approval of the application to the IRS for 501(c)3 non-profit status.  In the interim, the SRCCF serves as the Fiscal Sponsor for RYS, and is accepting tax-deductible donations on its behalf. Charitable gifts are tax-deductible and are restricted for use by […]

Maitri Path to Wellness

“We need facilities like this” – Peru Mayor Ken Kolowski Read the full story here. Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is pleased to introduce a new fund to help support the Maitrī Path to Wellness project to open much needed, affordable transitional housing for local residents with substance use disorder.  The mission of Maitri Path to […]

Lamb Family Fund for Ability & Adaption

This fund, The Lamb Family Fund for Ability and Adaption, was started with a generous gift from George and Cindy Lamb in anticipation of making charitable gifts to organizations and agencies that serve individuals living with physical disabilities. This fund is in line with an additional fund the Lamb family created, The Lamb Family Fund […]

Jump Simulation Fund

Financial contributions are used to provide 50% scholarships to schools throughout Starved Rock Country who send students to the center to experience hands-on simulation training in many areas of the medical field.  The jump Simulation Fund was initially created through a generous donation from both St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa and St. Pauls Medical […]

Dementia Friendly – Princeton

A new organization has been established in Princeton, Illinois – Dementia Friendly-Princeton. On February 3, 2023, Princeton was welcomed as the 26th Illinois community to be officially recognized as a dementia friendly community and part of the Dementia Friendly-America Network. The organization was formed to raise awareness and develop respect and inclusion for people with […]