Forefront Illinois – The nations only statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies and advisors. Forefront serves their members by providing education, thought leadership, advocacy, and facilitating action around issues that are deemed important by their members. Forefront uses four key strategies to realize their member’s goals: Attracting investments to the sector, developing top talent, improving systems and policies, and building organizational capacity. Forefront’s extensive list of members and connections in the state of Illinois make the entity an invaluable resource for the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, and ultimately, the donors and grant recipients.
Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations – This membership foundation assists Illinois community foundations in adhering to the National Standards prescribed by the Council of Foundations. AICF also helps members develop relationships between other alliance members, legislative and government officials, and citizens of Illinois to promote charitable giving. AICF helps demonstrate the role and purpose of community foundations and provides a forum for sharing practices in grantmaking, stewardship and donor services, too.
Princeton Chamber of Commerce – Starved Rock Country Community Foundation works diligently with the Princeton Chamber of Commerce to disperse donations and grants adequately within the Starved Rock Country community, which encompasses Pontiac, IL.
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry – We are very proud to work with the Chamber of Commerce in the city in which we are based, Ottawa, IL. Working with the Chamber of Commerce provides SRCCF with the unique opportunity to associate with local business owners and operators to best determine how to appropriate foundation funds and contribute to the community we strive so hard to continue to build upon.
Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce – The IVCC is another wonderful non-profit we are thrilled to work with. IVCC’s main goal is the continuation of business growth and development in the Illinois Valley area, which coincides with our goals to enrich the Starved Rock Country community and residents.