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.

2024 King's Daughters Organization Fund Grant Recipients

Organization Grant Awarded Purpose
AgeLinc - Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland $10,000 To pay for glasses, hearing aids, and dental care for seniors.
Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon County $5,250 To provide surrender prevention services to seniors, such as veterinary care and food for companion dogs and cats.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Springfield in IL $5,000 To support seniors experiencing financial hardship and challenges with paying their utility bills.
Contact Ministries $21,000 To support seniors with payment/co-payment on prescription meds, exams and eyeglasses, rent including deposit and first month and/or utility assistance, and adaptive equipment.
Educational Center for the Visually Impaired $9,250 To support the Health & Wellness and Cooking with Confidence workshops for visually impaired seniors.
Grace Lutheran Food Pantry $3,500 To offer senior clients an extra protein-rich item.
Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church $13,500 To support the cost of the meals served at the monthly community senior luncheons.
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County $25,000 To support the critical home repair program, offering health and safety repairs for senior clients.
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County $15,000 To support the wheelchair ramp installation program, allowing seniors to age-in-place.
Helping Hands of Springfield $20,000 To support and expand the medical respite services for senior clients.
Sangamon County Community Resources $10,000 To assist seniors who need help with their utility bills but do not meet the guidelines for the federal poverty level.
Senior Services of Central Illinois $5,000 To support the Emergency Fund Program, which assists seniors in paying rent or utility payments to avoid eviction/shut-off.
Senior Services of Central Illinois $15,000 To support the Senior Transport Program.
Sparc $6,000 To support three, one-hour classes per week, taught by a Certified Recreational Therapy Specialist.
Springfield Municipal Opera $7,500 To support the Senior Bus Program for the four Senior Nights, providing bus transportation from Sangamon County senior residences.
St. Martin DePorres $15,000 To purchase fruits, vegetables, proteins, and other food items as well as hygiene products for senior clients.
The James Project $15,000 To provide supplemental, bi-quarterly grocery expenditures for grandparents and other seniors fostering children.
The Joy of Movement $4,000 To support the weekly, adapted group dance classes for seniors with Parkinson's disease and their care partners.
The Parent Place $15,000 To provide support to grandparents raising grandchildren, including guardianship assistance, emergency food assistance, monthly support meetings, and four workshops focusing on healthy family relationships.
The Salvation Army Clearlake Corps & Community Center $6,500 To support seniors raising their grandchildren by offering financial assistance for housing, utilities, food, medication, school supplies, school uniforms, etc.
Washington Street Mission $3,500 To provide resource navigation and comprehensive case management for residents over the age of 55 who are living in poverty, homeless, or suffering from substance abuse or alcoholism.