Starting a fund

Establishing a fund with Starved Rock Community Foundation is an easy and effective way to invest in the health and vibrancy of the communities we serve. In a few simple steps, you can begin to put your charitable dollars to work in the particular areas most important to you. There are currently over 100 charitable funds at SRCCF, and each fund is unique in its creation and what it supports.

3 simple steps

How to start a fund with SRCCF


Step 1

The first step in creating a fund is deciding when and what you would like to give. Almost any asset can be used to start a fund, so it's important to consider what you hope to accomplish.


Step 2

The next step is determining what type of fund you would like to start. Starved Rock Country Community Foundation offers a variety of funds that can help meet you or your organization's unique charitable goals.


Step 3

Lastly, you are going to want to establish the purpose of your fund and give it a name. If you need help navigating the process, our staff would be happy to help assist you on your philanthropic journey.

"Whenever someone walks in, they have a dream. They have a cause. They have something they would like to see."

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Getting Started

By having a Fund at the Community Foundation, your values will continue to have a presence in your community for generations to come. Because of Starved Rock Country Community Foundation’s legal status as a public charity, a fund can be established in a very short time. Oftentimes, it can even be established within a day.