Leadership Fund for Now – created by SRCCF to enable us to operate; provide funds for immediate distribution to area agencies and charitable initiatives; and help us build the core administrative fund.  The Leadership Fund for Now is created with unrestricted gifts, earnings on investments and administrative fees. 

SRCCF Legacy Fund  – contains bequests to the SRCCF Leadership Fund

Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund  – offers financial support through competitive grants to charitable organizations and agencies engaged in the world of art throughout Starved Rock Country, and will provide a non-competitive, neutral hub to engage and connect local artists and arts organizations, cultural organizations, sponsors, patrons, and venues in our region and beyond.

Arts of Starved Rock Country Endowment Fund a permanent fund to support the arts in perpetuity.

Festival of the Arts Fund – supports the juried art show and arts festival to be held in Ottawa in 2021.

The Ottawa/Naplate Disaster Recovery Fund – Financial donations continue to be accepted by the SRCCF to assist individuals, families and businesses impacted by the February 2017 tornado 

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy – YEP – Members ages 10-12 are learning about philanthropy and select grant recipients.  Donate today to help in underwriting the amount of these grants!

Women Inspired Network – WIN – A new Women’s Giving Circle –  Give us a call to learn more or, to donate, click on WIN on the Donate page, and download the donation card. We are creating a large pool of funds to make significant impact in the community.

JUMP Center Fund – Supports are 7th and 8th grade student visits to the JUMP Simulation Center in Peoria

SRCCF COVID-19 Recovery Fund – provides financial assistance to non-profit agencies working to combat the effects of the Coronavirus.  $50,000 distributed in first-round funding.



Boyd and Phyllis Palmer Fund

Captain Thomas J. Heitmann Memorial Fund 

Carol and Dick Janko Scholarship for Promising Entrepreneurs 

Coming Home Scholarship Fund

Corbin Burress Superhero Fund 

Danny Nelson Memorial Fund 

Ethel McConnell Donor Advised Fund 

Flags of Freedom 

For the Love of the Rock Fiscal Sponsorship Fund


Heritage Harbor Dog Park

Illini State Park Foundation Fund 

Internet of Things (IoT) Scholarship for Engineering, Science and Technology 

John W Ross DAF

Karl’s Krusaders Fund

Lamb Family Fund for Ability and Adaption 

Lamb Family Fund for Crotty Park Playground 

Light Up Ottawa

Mac Aero

Margaret Messer Memorial Fund

Oakland Cemetery Preservation Fund 

Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund 

Ottawa’s a brush with history

Princeton Main Street Revitalization Community Fund

Princeton Dog Park Fund

Rising Star Scholarship 



Robert M. Eschbach Legacy Endowment Fund

Seneca Historical Guild Endowment Fund

Starved Rock Regional Center Growth Endowment

Susan Thornton Donor Advised Fund

TBM Avengers Fiscal Sponsorship

“Tucker” Tillman Award for Marquette Academy 

Voices in Harmony

Zero for Heroes

Several Anonymous Funds


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.
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