Current Funds

At the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, we manage many types of funds. Some of these have a competitive application process, and some do not. Please note that those funds which invite solicitations will have an Apply for Funds link next to that fund name.

You can use the links to explore the funds at the Community Foundation. Click on the name of each fund to view information about the donors or organizations who established these charitable assets for our community.

Funds at the Community Foundation carry out donor’s charitable interests. If a fund’s original purpose, over time, becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or is inconsistent with the needs of the community, the Foundation’s board of directors is obligated through its variance power to, in its sole judgment, redirect the fund to the most closely related charitable purpose in the community.

Unrestricted Funds

Name Description Links
CFLL Unrestricted Fund The Unrestricted Fund at the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln funds a variety of programs and projects in the community.
Ryan and Katherine Cadagin Family Fund This fund supports programs and activities of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln as determined by its Board of Directors.
Montgomery County Improvement Fund This fund supports programs and activities of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln in Montgomery County as determined by its Board of Directors. Learn more
Stutz Family Fund This fund supports programs and activities of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln as determined by its Board of Directors. Learn more

Designated Funds

Name Description Links
Ada McCombs White Memorial Teacher Scholarship Fund This fund was established to provide scholarships for students who are graduates of A-C Central High School in Ashland, IL, pursuing a degree in teaching and plan to attend a post-secondary institution. The scholarship is given in memory of Ada McCombs White, a 1932 graduate of A-C Central High School. Learn more
Andrews Family Fund The designated fund established by Douglas Andrews is for the long-term benefit for Brother James Court, 2508 St. James Road in Springfield. Learn more
Central Illinois Athletic Fund This fund was established to support the needs of special athletes in the Central Illinois area. Learn more
CFLL Operating Endowment Fund Established by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, this fund supports the long-term operations of the Foundation.  
Delores (Lucas) Esela Scholarship Fund This fund was established in memory of Delores and Russell Esela and benefits freshman students attending Sacred Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois. The scholarship is available to any freshman student attending the school but will favor those students living in communities outside of Springfield. Learn more
Heather N. Gonet Memorial Scholarship Fund The designated fund named in memory of Heather N. Gonet provides tuition assistance for fifth grade students at Blessed Sacrament Grade School in Springfield, Illinois. Heather attended Blessed Sacrament School at the time of her death. Learn more
John and Louisa Marx Family Endowment Fund This fund was established by Edna S. Marx to honor her parents, John and Louisa Marx. The fund's purpose is to provide long-term general operations support to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army. Learn more
John A. and Lucille M. Allen Family Fund This fund was established by John W. Allen, Richard R. Allen, and David B. Allen to honor their parents, John A. and Lucille M. Allen. The fund's purpose is to provide support to the Church of the Little Flower and Little Flower Catholic School. Learn more
Joseph William (Bill) White Fireman's Endowment Fund This fund was established to provide support to the Virginia Volunteer Fire Department (VVFD) in Virginia, IL. Learn more
Richard Morse Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Fund This fund was established to support the Rotary Youth Exchange Program throughout central Illinois by offering scholarships for students within Rotary District 6460. Learn more
Ronald Reagan Statue Fund This fund was established to provide support for the creation and establishment of a statue of Ronald Reagan on the Illinois State Capitol grounds. Learn more
Spanish American Cultural Center Charitable Fund The fund was established to provide annual support to the mission and activities of the organizations designated by the Spanish American Cultural Center. Learn more
Springfield Zoological Society Fund The fund was established to provide annual support to the mission and activities of the organizations designated by the Springfield Zoological Society. Learn more
The Lawler Foundation Fund This fund was established to carry out the mission and activities of organizations designated by Alice G. Lawler.  
Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Endowment Fund This fund was established as a permanent endowment for the perpetual maintenance of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park located in Springfield, Illinois. Learn more
Vonderlieth Living Center Employee Scholarship Fund This fund was established in memory of Elva Dean "Ed" Oglesby in honor of dedicated employees of the Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois who provide quality care for the residents of the Living Center. The purpose of the fund is to provide tuition assistance for those employees. Website
Washington Park Holiday Lights Fund This fund was established to provide support to the Springfield Park District, with a priority to aid in providing decorative holiday lights and decorations in Washington Park.  
William Hughes Diller, Jr. Scholarship Fund This scholarship established by William Hughes Diller, Jr., benefits a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in pursuing a career in family farming in Sangamon County (or Logan or Morgan Counties). The recipient of the scholarship must demonstrate academic excellence and community service. Learn more

Field of Interest Funds

Name Description Links
Access to Recreation Endowment Fund The Access to Recreation Endowment Fund was established in 2007 in order to a create a permanent grant making source for accessible recreation projects in Sangamon County. Projects will include those that seek to make recreational opportunities inclusive for people of all abilities and may include school playgrounds, park facilities or special programs. The fund was seeded by a matching grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Learn more
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Bruns Fund for the Fine Arts Field of interest fund established by Esther Bruns of Springfield to support fine arts organizations in Sangamon County, especially in Pleasant Plains. Ms. Bruns' passion for the fine arts will benefit activities and organizations important to her. She is a retired teacher and formerly taught in the Pleasant Plains School District. Learn more
CFLL Historic Preservation Fund Endowment fund that will provide grants to historic preservation projects in Springfield. It is designed to assist nonprofit organizations or other charities and historic preservation projects undertaken by private individuals, businesses and entities that meet certain charitable criteria such as making their preservation projects available for public enjoyment. Learn more
Chapin/Lanphier Historical Fund This field of interest fund was established by Charles Armstrong Chapin and Nancy Lanphier Chapin to support organizations that promote permanent preservation of the history of Springfield, Illinois and Sangamon County, Illinois.  
Communityworks Fund This field of interest fund provides support for three critical issues in our area: childcare, workforce development and land use & protection. This fund was initiated with a challenge grant from the Grand Victoria Foundation in 2003, with additional funding from local donors. Two additional funds also provide support for these three critical issue areas. Learn more
Robert and Marilyn Uteg Communityworks Fund This field of interest fund provides support for three critical issues in our area: childcare, workforce development and land use & protection, established through the generous support of the late Robert and Marilyn Uteg. Learn more
United Way Communityworks Fund This field of interest fund provides support for three critical issues in our area: childcare, workforce development and land use & protection, funded by United Way of Central Illinois.  
Early Childhood Education Fund This field of interest fund provides support to pre-kindergarten care and education in Springfield, IL. The fund was established by Barbara and Clark Olson, proponents of public education and Springfield Public School District 186. Learn more
Future Fund This permanent endowment will be grown by the Young Philanthropists, a Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln organization whose members are young and emerging leaders of the community. Grantmaking from this fund will be made by the Young Philanthropists to local charitable causes to address community needs. Learn more
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McCree Family Fund Field of interest fund established by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan and John W. McCree in memory of their mother, Evelyn McCree. This Fund will support infrastructure development/capital projects and sports activities in Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. Learn more
Pathways for Success Scholarship Program Fund The purpose of this fund is provide support to organizations serving students from St. Patrick Catholic School in Springfield, IL as they continue their Catholic education in Springfield, IL through 8th grade.  
RRHA of Illinois Barbara Carpenter Education Fund The purpose of this fund is to support education initiatives for youth in the Rural Rental Housing Association (RRHA) of Illinois membership areas. Website
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Springfield Dismantling Racism Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide support to the Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism and other organizations that support its work in combating institutional and systemic racism in the Springfield, IL community. Website
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The Women's Fund This permanent endowment will be grown by Women for Women, a Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln organization whose members are committed to creating a permanent resource for grantmaking to local issues that affect women in our local community. Learn more
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Tillie Kohler Wing Fund Fund established by Melvin Wing III in honor of his mother, Tillie Kohler Wing. The Fund will benefit organizations dedicated to providing shelter and assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children. Learn more
Tom and Dee O'Brien Fund This fund was established to provide support to organizations which serve programs which support disadvantaged youth and the recommendations of the Sangamon Success Report. Learn more

Donor-Advised Funds

These funds allow donors to remain actively involved in suggesting uses for grants from the funds. Grants are given to support causes and organizations the donors care about most. The fund names, along with the donors of each fund are listed below.

Fund Name Donor Links
2100 Fund Claire Call, Christopher Kohlrus, Thomas Kohlrus, Kurt Kohlrus, Karl Kohlrus and Marianne Stremsterfer Learn more
4 The Kids Fund Gary Lowery, Darin Muller and Denise Young Learn more
Adam Mitchell Clack Memorial Fund Gary and Teresa Clack Learn more
Albert O. Eck, Jr., Memorial Fund Nancy Eck Learn more
Beez with Ease Fund A Springfield family  
Ben's Bookshelf Fund Carolyn Pointer and Scott Moomaw Learn more
Benson Family Fund Fredric and Terri Benson Learn more
Brown, Hay & Stephens 200th Anniversary Fund Brown, Hay & Stephens LLP  
Buoy Family Fund Carl Buoy  
Bryant J. Luxmore Memorial Fund The Family of Bryant J. Luxmore Learn more
Bud & Helene O'Shea Fund Harold O'Shea Builders Learn more
Caitlin Beth Dungan Fund Caitlin Beth Dungan Learn more
Capestrain-Tracy Family Fund Ray & Anne Capestrain Learn more
Caroline E. Germeraad Fund Caroline E. Germeraad Learn more
Carolyn and Rich Berning Fund Carolyn and Rich Berning  
Chapin Family Fund Charles & Nancy Chapin  
Charles R. Walbaum Memorial Fund Robert & Anita Walbaum Learn more
Community Health Project Fund Anonymous donor  
Cousineau Family Fund William & Macy Cousineau Learn more
Dan and Kendal Hoselton Family Fund Dan & Kendal Hoselton  
Daniel Colin Dungan Fund Daniel Colin Dungan Learn more
DeFrain Family Fund Chad & Megan DeFrain Learn more
Denes-Blythe Family Fund Jane Denes & John Blythe  
Don & Wanda Tracy Charity Fund Don & Wanda Tracy Learn more
Dungan Family Fund Daniel & Carolyn Dungan Learn more
Eck Family Fund John Eck, Sr. & Linda Eck Learn more
Ed & Lucy Breitung Family Fund Lucy Breitung Learn more
Edith & Harris Cape Animal Fund Diane M. Cape Learn more
Edwards-Hall Family Charitable Fund David & Michelle Edwards Learn more
Eggleston Family Endowment Fund Tim & Debi Eggleston Learn more
Ehlian Family Fund A Springfield Family  
Evelyn Brandt Thomas Fund Evelyn Brandt Thomas Learn more
Faith, Hope and Charity Fund Anonymous donor  
G. Virginia Conlee Fund G. Virginia Conlee Learn more
Garland Brown and Sugar Bear Brown Fund for Animals Garland Brown Learn more
Germeraad Family Fund Randy & Kathy Germeraad Learn more
Hahn Family Fund Bill and Gail Hahn Learn more
Hanson Family Fund Karen Hanson Pletsch and Walter E. & Sue Hanson Learn more
Helen and Thomas Appleton Family Fund Thomas and Helen Appleton Learn more
Hyatt Fund for Animals Kevin J. Hyatt Learn more
Isringhausen Fund Isringhausen Imports  
Jane and Paul Ford Family Fund Jane Ford Learn more
Jason Wiley and Amanda Finley Memorial Fund Paul and Kathi Smith in memory of their son and granddaughter  
Jody Rainey Memorial Fund Mary and Robert Rechner Learn more
John Mueth, Jr. Fund The Reyhan Family Learn more
Judith G. Stephens Chairperson's Fund Established by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln board of directors to honor the work of Judith G. Stephens, whose commitment and dedication have been instrumental in the growth and success of the Foundation. Learn more
Kate Hein Memorial Fund Edward C. Hein  
Kellner Charitable Fund Bill and Julie Kellner Learn more
Kindling Fund Bruce Sommer, Langfelder Family Fund, The Langfelder Family Learn more
Leon Tryon Memorial Fund Linda Tryon, Doug & Kari Skinner Learn more
Lisa and Stephen Stone Family Fund Lisa & Stephen Stone Learn more
Locascio Family Fund Phil & Jane Locascio Learn more
Loken Family Fund Mary & Denny Loken, Alan, Susan, Beck & Finn Loken Learn more
Luke 12:48 Fund Jennifer & Marc DeJong Learn more
Lynn Family Fund Walter I. Lynn, Jr. Learn more
Mackey-Wolin Fund Brant Mackey & Sarah Wolin-Mackey Learn more
Massie Family Fund Kent & Sue Massie  
Michael & Sandy Barker Family Fund J. Michael Barker & Sandy L. Barker Learn more
Mike & Marie Giacomelli Fund Mike & Marie Giacomelli Learn more
Miller Family Fund Neal & Julie Miller Learn more
Mitchell & Annette Johnson Stewardship Fund Mitchell & Annette Johnson  
Moots Family Fund Craig & Rebecca Moots  
Morse/Morgan Family Fund Saul J. Morse & Anne B. Morgan Learn more
Munie Family Fund Joyce Munie  
OWL 0737 Fund Erich & Mary Bloxdorf Learn more
Patrick W. Haven Memorial Fund George & Mary Jo Haven Learn more
Pecori Family Fund Sergio Pecori  
Petty Cash Fund Sarah Petty  
Rev. Steven A. Janoski Charitable Fund Rev. Steven A. Janoski  
Robert & Nancy Colantino Family Charitable Fund Robert & Nancy Colantino Learn more
Robert Family Fund Dean Robert Learn more
Roberts Family Fund Mark O. Roberts, Jr. Learn more
Roland Family Fund Raymond & Mary Beth Roland  
Rominger Family Fund Roger & Phyllis Rominger  
Russell and Jan Williams Family Fund Russell & Jan Williams Learn more
Ryder Family Fund Tom & Peggy Ryder Learn more
Scott and Colleen Germeraad Family Fund Scott & Colleen Germeraad Learn more
Shultz Family Fund Deborah & Barry Shultz Learn more
Sommer Family Fund Ken & Mary K. Sommer and Family Learn more
Springfield Electric Supply Company Fund Springfield Electric Supply Company, in honor of its founders William and Marion Schnirring Learn more
St. Benedict Outreach Fund Anonymous  
Stauffer Family Fund Jeff & Sheri Stauffer Learn more
Sumner Family Fund Martha S. Sumner Learn more
The Butler Community Endowment Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, P.C. Learn more
The Lilac Fund A Springfield Family  
The Morton and Jojene Sabath Fund Erin L. Sabath Learn more
The Sally Fund Deborah Bandy Learn more
The Stephens Family Fund Judith G. & Harvey B. Stephens Learn more
Troxell Financial Advisors Fund Troxell Financial Advisors Learn more
Velma L. Carey Family Fund Robert & Carolyn Blackwell Learn more
Wanless-Claus Family Fund Ronald & Betty Wanless Learn more
Wilfred and Esther Lam Family Fund Wilfred & Esther Lam Learn more
William and Mary Schnirring Fund William & Mary Schnirring Learn more

Organization Funds

Name Description Links
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Friends Endowment Fund Charitable endowment fund to aid in carrying out its work in preserving and maintaining the Garden. Learn more
Altrusa Club of Springfield, Illinois Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund Endowment fund established by the Altrusa Club of Springfield, Illinois Foundation, Inc. to aid the volunteer service organization as it works to develop and implement local programs. Learn more
American Business Club of Springfield Fund Endowment fund for the American Business Club of Springfield to use for granting money to charities it cares about. Distributions from these funds are directed by ABC. Learn more
Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon County Fund Charitable endowment fund to aid in APL's mission of caring for sick, injured and abused homeless animals, and for coordinating the adoption of these animals by responsible pet owners. Learn more
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Foundation Fund Endowment fund established by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Foundation to provide support for the mission of the Boys & Girls Club. Website
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Capital Area REALTORS Fund Charitable fund established by the Capital Area Association of REALTORS to provide support to the charitable needs of the greater Springfield area. Website
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Capital Area Sports Commission Fund This fund's purpose is to support the Capital Area Sports Commission in its efforts to bring amateur sporting events to Springfield. Learn more
Chatham Area Public Library District Foundation Fund Endowment fund established to provide support to the Chatham Area Public Library District Foundation's objectives and mission. Website
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Contact Ministries Fund Endowment fund established by Contact Ministries to support its mission of helping people in time of need. Website
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Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL Retirement Fund This fund was established by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, to aid in the Order’s objectives and mission of caring for the elder members of the congregation. Learn more
Elijah Iles House Foundation Fund This fund's purpose is to assist in the care of the Elijah Iles House located at 628 South Seventh Street. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Website
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Family Service Center Endowment Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide support to the Family Service Center as it carries out its mission of providing services to build strong families in the community. Website
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Friends of the Sangamon Valley Natural Areas Fund This fund was established by the Friends of the Sangamon Valley to aid their work in the preservation of the natural heritage by acquiring, restoring and protecting ecologically significant lands in the Sangamon Valley watershed. Website
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Girard High School Alumni Scholarship Fund This fund was established to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of North Mac High School who reside in the former Girard school district. The endowment supports the George D. Dohm scholarships. Learn more
Girls on the Run of Central Illinois Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide support to Girls on the Run of Central Illinois as it carries out its mission of inspiring girls to recognize their inner strength through running and fitness. Website
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Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County Endowment Fund Endowment fund established by Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County to supports its mission and activities in Sangamon County. Website
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Hope Children and Disabilities Education Fund The purpose of this fund is to provide support for Hope as it carries out its mission to support children and families to achieve optimum growth, independence and joy. Learn more
Junior League of Springfield Community Endowment Fund Endowment fund established by the Junior League of Springfield, Inc. to aid in carrying out its mission in Springfield and the surrounding communities. Website
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King's Daughters Organization Fund Established by the King's Daughters Organization, the successor organization of the Carrie Post King's Daughters Home for Women to serve the elderly population in Springfield, Illinois and surrounding communities or other such charitable interests. Website
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Looking for Lincoln Endowment Fund The Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition created this endowment Fund to aid in carrying out its work in working collaboratively with local, state, and national partners across the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area to tell the stories of Abraham Lincoln’s life and times and to provide high quality experiences for visitors, economic opportunities for communities, and to improve the quality of life for residents. Website
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Lutheran High School Endowment Fund Created by the Foundation for Excellence at Lutheran High School, this Fund will aid in fulfilling the mission of Lutheran High School in Springfield, Illinois. Website
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Mary Bryant Home for the Blind Endowment Fund Endowment fund that will provide long-term support for the needs of the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind. Website
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Menard County Historical Society Fund Endowment fund that will support the Menard County Historical Society's mission of discovering, preserving and collecting historical materials to share with their fellow history lovers. Learn more
M.E.R.C.Y. Communities Fund The purpose of the funds is to provide support to the objectives and mission of M.E.R.C.Y. Communities. Website
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Monastery of Mary the Queen Fund Established by the Dominican Monastery of Mary the Queen, this endowment fund will provide support to the organization's objectives and mission.  
New Salem Lincoln League Endowment Fund Established by the New Salem Lincoln League, this endowment fund's earnings will be used for events and programs at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site. Learn more
Old State Capitol Foundation Fund Established by the Old State Capitol Foundation, this endowment fund's earnings will be used to support the mission of the Foundation. Learn more
Pawnee Community Education Fund A charitable fund to aid in carrying out the work of the Pawnee Community Education Foundation supporting the organization’s objectives and mission in community education and scholarships. Learn more
Pawnee Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund This fund established by the Pawnee Knights of Columbus supports its charitable work in the area. Learn more
Planned Parenthood Springfield Endowment Fund Endowment fund established to provide support to the objectives and mission of Planned Parenthood Springfield Area. Learn more
Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault Endowment Fund Endowment fund which will provide long- term support to Prairie Center's mission of compassion and justice for victims of sexual assault and their loved ones. Website
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Robert Bellatti Fund for Central States Youth Exchange Endowment fund established by the Springfield Rotary Foundation to provide support for Rotary Central States youth exchange students.  
Sacred Heart - Griffin High School Endowment Fund Endowment fund established to provide support to the objectives and mission of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, IL.  
Sangamon County Historical Society Fund Endowment fund established to provide support to the objectives and mission of the Sangamon County Historical Society. Learn more
Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Endowment Endowment fund established by the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony to aid in carrying out its work in providing quality, diverse, rewarding and challenging musical experiences to its members. Website
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SPARC Endowment Fund The primary purpose of this fund is to provide support to SPARC, Inc., its objectives and mission. Website
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Springfield and Central Illinois African- American History Museum Endowment Fund Endowment fund will provide support to the mission and vision of the African-American History Museum. Website
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Springfield Children's Museum Endowment Fund Endowment fund will provide support to the mission and vision of the Springfield Children's Museum. Website
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Springfield Children's Museum Heart Exhibit Fund Fund will provide support to an exhibit on the heart for the Springfield Children's Museum. Learn more
Springfield Parks Foundation Fund Endowment fund established by the Springfield Parks Foundation to further its mission of enhancing the use, growth and preservation of Springfield parks. Website
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Springfield Public School District 186 Honor Fund Endowment fund established by the Springfield Public School District to honor and recognize students of the district's schools.  
Springfield Public Schools Foundation Endowment Fund Endowment fund established to provide support to the Springfield Public School Foundation's objectives and mission. Website
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The Sangamon Conservancy Trust Farmland Preservation and Conservation Fund Charitable endowment fund established by The Sangamon Conservancy Trust to aid in carrying out its work in farmland and natural areas preservation and education. Learn more

SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are interested in applying for college scholarships, click on Apply for Funds above to learn more about the application procedure. Access to scholarship applications will be made available on this website from January 1 - March 1 each year.
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Ada McCombs White Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established in memory of Ada McCombs White, a 1932 graduate of A-C Central High School in Ashland, Illinois. Its purpose is to support and encourage students from A-C Central High School interested in pursuing a career in teaching. Learn more
Bud & Helene O’Shea Construction Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a high school graduate pursuing a degree in construction, engineering or architecture. It was established by Harold O’Shea Builders to honor the hard work of Bud & Helene O’Shea in helping to build the company. Learn more
Camp Care-A-Lot Scholarship This scholarship was established to support former Camp Care-A-Lot campers pursuing secondary education and demonstrate financial need. Learn more
CFLL Service Scholarship Scholarship funded by gifts from the Susan Cook House Trust. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from a high school in Sangamon County who is attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the coming fall as a full-time student. Each high school principal is asked to nominate one student to complete the application and that student must be an extraordinary example of service to others and the community.
Charlie Cottle Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Glenwood High School pursuing a post- secondary degree. Charlie Cottle established and built the Glenwood football program. This award is to honor his memory and his values of hard work, integrity, humility and sportsmanship. Learn more
CIELO Medical Scholarship This scholarship fund is for Latino students pursuing a medical related degree in Sangamon County. Recipients will be determined by the CIELO (formerly National Image, Inc.). Learn more
Country Financial Community Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to current and former graduates of high schools in Sangamon, Menard, Macoupin, Montgomery, Cass, Morgan, and Greene counties who have demonstrated excellence in community service. Multiple scholarships will be awarded.
Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to African American students who are current or former graduates of a high school in the Springfield-Decatur, IL service area of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and demonstrate Delta's core values of sisterhood, scholarship and service. Multiple scholarships will be awarded. Learn more
Don W. Casper Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is for a graduate of Springfield High School who participated in varsity athletics and demonstrates sportsmanship and character. Athletic ability is NOT a determining factor. Learn more
Donna and Donald Lee Wolaver Memorial Golf Scholarship This scholarship is for high school graduates who participated on high school golf teams. Learn more
Farrell and Ann Gay Scholarship This scholarship fund provides scholarships for students graduating from a public high school who have an appreciation for American history, specifically Abraham Lincoln.
Frontiers International Springfield Club $1K Scholarship This scholarship will provide a guaranteed $1,000 college scholarship to sixth graders who begin active participation in the Frontiers' Positive Youth Development and Junior Frontiers Program, and, subsequently graduate from high school. The $1K Fund is for young African American males and their families to promote the value of education and its importance for a high quality of life. Learn more
Frontiers International Springfield Club Scholarship This scholarship concentrates on assisting African-American students, although any graduating high school senior from Sangamon County may apply. The Frontiers encourage scholastic achievement, leadership skills, community service and good citizenship, and the scholarship will assist students who exhibit those characteristics. Learn more
Gerald F. and Luanna R. Kennedy Scholarship Fund This scholarship will be awarded to a student of Pana High School who has demonstrated a history of continued service to the community. It was established by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy to honor their memory. Learn more
Girls on the Run of Central Illinois Founder’s Scholarship Established by Deborah and Barry Shultz, the Fund will provide scholarships for alumnae of the Girls on the Run of Central Illinois program who demonstrate the Girls on the Run vision of embracing joy, health, and confidence in life, and who also demonstrate leadership qualities and compassion through activities. Website
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Henry Bunn Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1953 by Alice E. Bunn in memory of her brother, Henry Bunn, who was killed in World War II. Alice's thoughtful gift and her brother's memory live on by providing scholarships to encourage high school students to attend college. The Community Foundation began administering the scholarship in 2013. Learn more
Illinois Women in Leadership High School Scholarship Scholarship provided by Illinois Women in Leadership to assist Sangamon County women students in post-secondary education by encouraging them to set and pursue career goals. Website
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Illinois Women in Leadership Chrysalis Award Scholarship award provided by Illinois Women in Leadership to assist Sangamon County women who have been out of high school for 5 years or more and are enrolling in a college, university or trade school; or women who are continuing or returning to college who do not yet have an undergraduate degree. Learn more
Jamie K. Patino Math and Science Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Springfield Southeast High School who will be pursuing a degree in engineering, technology or science. This scholarship is in memory of Jamie Patino and the path she traveled. The scholarship has been established to encourage other students who are interested in following her spirit and the qualities she had, including the strength to stand up for what you believe is right, the ability to overcome difficult situations or hardships and the desire to make the most of today while being mindful of the future. Learn more
Jean Lee Hiller Memorial Scholarship This renewable scholarship is awarded to a current or former, female graduate of Taylorville High School, pursuing a four-year degree in pre-med or business. Learn more
Jim Byron Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a Williamsville High School graduate. It was established to honor Jim Byron for his selfless volunteer work with student athletes in the Williamsville and Sherman communities over the past 35 years. He has made a difference in the lives of so many and never requested any payment "except a hug". His dedication, honesty, caring attitude and humility have been great examples to all the students. Learn more
Joseph and Lois Morris Memorial Scholarship Scholarship awarded to graduate of Springfield High School for a student pursuing a college degree or attending a vocational/technical school as a full-time student. Established by Joseph and Lois Morris to assist dedicated students, they wanted to help others pursue higher education opportunities the couple were not afforded. Learn more
L. Scott Hoff Scholarship Scholarship awarded to students who have a record of service in the Boys & Girls Club or other similar fraternal or community organization. This scholarship is in memory of Scott Hoff, a young man who demonstrated great leadership qualities and compassion during his short life. Website
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Linda S. Culver Memorial Scholarship Scholarship for Girl Scouts registered with Girl Scouts of Central Illinois and nationally affiliated. This scholarship is named in memory of Linda S. Culver, a prominent Girl Scout leader and area business leader for many years. Website
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Lori L. Kashmer Scholarship Scholarship established to give financial assistance in memory of Lori L. Kashmer, who had a passion for learning and helping others. It is available to either a part-time or full-time student who is pursing a degree in nursing, health or medical career, or in veterinary medicine. Learn more
Margaret Johnson Special Education Scholarship Scholarship established in memory of Margaret Johnson to honor those who work in special education. Learn more
Mary Lou and Dwight Pitman Scholarship Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from a public high school outside the City of Springfield, who has at least one older sibling currently enrolled in college and/or at least one younger sibling who plans to attend college. This scholarship is in honor of Mary Lou and Dwight Pitman. Learn more
O'Brien Scholarship for the Study of Nursing Fund This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of a Sangamon County high school, who is pursuing a degree or certificate in nursing. Applicants should demonstrate earnest scholarship and be of superior academic quality. Learn more
Paul V. Gage Community Service Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Vienna High School, Vienna, Illinois, who has exhibited excellence in community service through volunteerism. This scholarship is given in memory of Paul V. Gage. Learn more
Pearl Fairfield Scholarship This scholarship was established by Emmet Fairfield and his wife Susan to honor Pearl Fairfield, Emmet's mother. It assists students who have worked hard in school to achieve good grades and participated in outside activities despite hardships in their lives. Learn more
Reverend Kenneth H. White Family Scholarship Scholarship awarded to a Lanphier High School graduating senior who plans to obtain a State Teaching Certificate and intends to teach in the public school system. Rev. White was a self-sacrificing man who generously spent his life in service to others and viewed it as his calling - this scholarship honors his memory. Learn more
Roland Machinery Scholarship Fund This scholarship is designated for high school seniors graduating from high school in Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties. Students must be pursuing a degree/certificate in a profession related to construction, mechanical engineering or other related trade. Learn more
Sgt. John R. Dalhaus Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is designated for a graduating senior from Litchfield High School who is pursuing a degree in a vocational field. The scholarship was established in memory of Sgt. John R. Dalhaus. Learn more
Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship This scholarship is available to students of Latino descent who will be a graduating senior or who is obtaining a GED from an institution located in any of the following Illinois counties: Sangamon, Cass, Douglas, Champaign, Macon, McLean or Morgan. The Spanish American Cultural Center has worked hard to make funds available to benefit Latino students. Learn more
Springfield Area Home Builders Association's Robert E. Von Behren Memorial Scholarship This scholarship award is open to students pursuing a career in the building industry in the following counties: Sangamon, Christian, Montgomery Macoupin, Scott, Morgan, Cass, Menard, Mason and Logan. Mr. von Behren was an accomplished builder and helped establish the Springfield Area Home Builders Association. He was devoted to his craft and worked hard to perfect his skills and teach others. Learn more
Susan G. Conner Special Education Scholarship Scholarship established to give financial assistance in memory of Susan G. "Suzi" Conner, a dedicated teacher who taught her students how to believe in themselves and achieve success. It is available to a graduating senior from a Sangamon County high school, who is pursing a degree in special education. Learn more
The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, Communications Scholarship The scholarship is awarded to women from central Illinois or attending school in central Illinois who are pursuing a communications degree. Learn more
World War II Illinois Descendants Scholarship This scholarship is available to a student graduating from any high school in Illinois who is a descendant of an Illinois veteran of World War II. The scholarship is intended to honor the memory of those from Illinois who served in World War II. Learn more