King’s Daughters Organization Fund

The purpose and goals of the King's Daughters Organization Fund grants are to provide financial support to programs and services of charitable organizations that:

  • Enhance the quality of life for older residents of Sangamon County.
  • Address the unmet needs of older residents of Sangamon County.

2020 King's Daughters Organization Fund Grant Recipients

Organization Grant Awarded Purpose
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland $6,000 Emergency Dental Gap Assistance for identified low-income, at-risk individuals over the age of 55 with one-time emergency dental costs.
Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University — Simmons Cancer Institute $4,671 In-home FIT Testing Kits for colorectal cancer and postage.
Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University — SIU School of Medicine $7,724 Minds in Motion and Opening Minds through Art programs.
Catholic Charities $10,000 Crisis Assistance program, specifically for utility assistance to individuals 55 years of age and older.
Contact Ministries $15,000 Medical prescription assistance and eye glass assistance to seniors.
First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry $5,200 The Food Pantry's 55 Plus Program, which provides non-perishable food items and toiletries to individuals who request items.
Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church of God in Christ $6,500 Monthly community senior luncheon program.
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County — Wheelchair Ramp Program $15,000 Wheelchair Ramp Installation program to allow low-income home owners to safely get in and out of their home.
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County — Critical Home Repair $12,000 Critical Home Repair program, which includes roof replacement, HVAC work (air conditioning & heating), interior accessibility aides, foundation work, insulation installation for energy efficiency, windows and doors, and other such home repairs.
Helping Hands of Springfield $4,000 Health and medical items and/or resources for senior clients at Helping Hands.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight $10,000 Offset costs for Sangamon County veterans to fly to Washington, D.C. to visit the national memorials dedicated to their service to our country. 
Loami Area Community Pantry $5,000 Items for area seniors that are not normally available at the pantry.
Sangamon County Community Resources $12,000 Utility assistance to senior clients who do not qualify for LIHEAP benefits.
Senior Services of Central Illinois — Senior Transport Program $10,000 Support operations for the Senior Transport Program, including routine maintenance of vehicles to ensure safe, efficient transport for senior citizens.
Senior Services of Central Illinois — Emergency Fund $2,500 Emergency Fund program to prevent utility shut-offs and home evictions for seniors.
Springfield Municipal Opera $4,500 Senior Bus Program to provide bus transportation for four Senior Nights.
The Joy of Movement $2,880 Support adapted group dance classes for seniors with Parkinson's Disease and their care partners.
The Parent Place $5,025 Support for guardianship assistance, support meetings twice a month, and two workshops for grandparents raising grandchildren.
The Salvation Army Clearlake Corps and Community Center $10,000 Services for senior citizens who are raising their grandchildren, including housing, utility assistance and other needs for grandchildren.