Sangamon County Community Foundation



In 1924, three of the banks in Springfield created the Sangamon County Foundation following the example of Cleveland, Ohio, where the concept of a community charitable trust was developed. Those banks were the First State Trust and Savings Bank (now US Bank), the Ridgely-Farmers State Bank (which no longer exists) and the Marine Bank of Springfield (now Bank One Illinois).


The founders of the charity included some of our communities' most prominent citizens.



The foundation has been a leading supporter of organizations throughout Central Illinois for the last 80 years. However, as the charitable landscape has grown and diversified it became apparent that the organization had to evolve in order to better serve the common good.


Web Address

www.sccf.us

Community Foundation Background


  

Recent News from Sangamon County Community Foundation


Thank you for 15 years of philanthropy
Foundation: Sangamon County Community Foundation

Thank you for 15 years of philanthropy ... In honor of the celebration, the Stephens Philanthropy Award was created, named after ... to experience growth, innovation and philanthropic efforts that...more

Thank you for 15 years of philanthropy
Foundation: Sangamon County Community Foundation

As the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln celebrates 15 years since its inception, our deepest gratitude for this milestone is realized...more

Eck Family Fund looks to the future
Foundation: Sangamon County Community Foundation

After considerable discussions, we ended up deciding to give a grant to them from our fund at the Community Foundation,” Eck...more

Community Foundation expands reach
Foundation: Sangamon County Community Foundation

A few years ago, the staff and board of directors for what was then called the Sangamon County Community Foundation saw an opportunity to...more

Fiaush receives scholarship from Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln
Foundation: Sangamon County Community Foundation

Fiaush was recently awarded the Charlie Cottle Scholarship from the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln. By Staff reports SPRINGFIELD – The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln...more

Tim Landis: Community foundation changes name, to take regional approach
Foundation: Community Foundation of Central Illinois, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Sangamon County Community Foundation

By TIM LANDIS The Sangamon County Community Foundation is now the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE LAND OF LINCOLN. Executive director John Stremsterfer said the change is intended to broaden the market...more

Paying for preservation
Foundation: Sangamon County Community Foundation

By Diane Ivey Springfield's aging homes and office buildings have another pillar of support, as the Sangamon County Community Foundation announced the ... See all stories on this...more

New fund to support historic preservation
Foundation: Sangamon County Community Foundation

By PETE SHERMAN The Sangamon County Community Foundation announced Friday a new fund that will provide grants for historic-preservation projects in ... See all stories on this...more

Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois to get $300000 grant
Foundation: Sangamon County Community Foundation

Other partners are Springfield School District 186, the mayor's office, Sangamon County Community Foundation, Southern Illinois University School of ... See all stories on this...more

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Sangamon County, IL

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