Field of Interest Funds

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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. Learn more
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