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Grant Requests

GiveSI

100Forever
100Forever
100 Forever - Everyday someone from our community shows the importance of Philanthropy for Southern Illinois, by donating $100 that will serve the needs of our communities For Good, Forever, For Southern Illinois.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
GiveSI - SICF
GiveSI - SICF
GiveSI is a community day of giving for all of Southern Illinois in conjunction with the global movement: Giving Tuesday. During this event, News 3 WSIL and SICF will be launching a 30 Hour campaign for non-profits throughout Southern Illinois.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
100.00
 
SICF Legacy Fund
SICF Legacy Fund
This fund has been established to support operational needs of SICF.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 

Animal Welfare Services

Friends of FCAC
Friends of FCAC
We are a small group of 4 ladies who formed a nonprofit to help the animals at Franklin County Animal Control. We also raise funds for spay/neuter services for residents of Franklin County. We also give pet food to local Franklin County food banks.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
1,470.00
 
Humane Society of Southern Illinois
Humane Society of Soutern Illinois
The Humane Society of Southern Illinois is an organization committed to finding "furever" homes for homeless pets in Southern Illinois, through adoption or rescue.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
3,785.00
 
St Francis CARE
St Francis CARE
We provide shelter and veterinary care to lost, unwanted, and abandoned animals until they can be placed in a kind and loving home where they will be cared for in a safe and humane environment for the rest of their natural lives. We also seek to improve the community by educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering. This prevents undesired breeding and minimizes the need for euthanasia also by promoting the adoption of animals as pets from pounds, shelters, and animal rescue groups rather than supporting inhumane puppy and kitten mills, which contribute to the problem of overpopulation of domestic animals.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
10,225.00
 

Community Services

Beyond the Walls Movement
Beyond the Walls Movement
To empower those directly impacted by the criminal legal system through education & entrepreneurship while promoting policy change self-advocacy leadership skills.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
10.00
 
Carbondale NAACP
Carbondale NAACP
Objectives: • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
1,025.00
 
Dispute Resolution Institute
Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc. (DRI)
The mission of Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc. (DRI) is to help people in conflict find common ground, resolve disputes, and reach agreement. We envision a world where mediation and other forms of dispute resolution are the first choice for people in conflict.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
125.00
 
Goreville Park Improvement Fund
Goreville Park Improvement Fund
This fund has been established for the express purpose of supporting improvements to the Goreville Village Park. The fund was established by the Goreville Park Improvement Committee, a diverse group of volunteers, working together to make improvements to the walking track at the Goreville Village Park.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
20.00
 
Legacy Training Inc
Legacy Training Inc
Legacy's vision is to alleviate poverty of the mind, body and spirit. Its' mission is to expand the arts and promote health in underserved communities. Legacy hosts the "Our Lives, Our Stories" African American Women's Health Conference, an educational forum to address health disparities. In addition, Legacy is the lead for Healing Southern Illinois, sponsors the Grand Chain Poets, and coordinates the efforts of the Artist Collective on Race, Equity and Unity.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
50.00
 
Metropolis Kiwanis
Metropolis Kiwanis
This fund has been established for the express purpose of supporting the Kiwanis Club of Metropolis, IL and its community service work. The Kiwanis club centers the majority of its service to the needs of children.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Murphysboro Kiwanis Club
Murphysboro Kiwanis Club
To support the Kiwanis Club of Murphysboro, lL.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
One Shawnee
One Shawnee
This is the One Shawnee Fund.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Public Arts of Southern Illinois Endowment
Public Arts of Southern Illinois Endowment
This Designated Endowment was created to support the arts in Carbondale and Southern Illinois.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
100.00
 
Restoration61
Restoration61
Restoration61 changes lives by disrupting the cycle of human trafficking. We work to respond to the crisis of domestic human trafficking by providing resources to victims through outreach, emergency housing, and restorative services, while addressing the issue of demand and ending exploitation through education and advocacy.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Revitalize 62966
Revitalize 62966
Revitalize 62966 addresses local challenges and builds a practical action plan through creative placemaking, a people-centered approach to building strong, vibrant communities. The project's goal is to help Murphysboro achieve economic and population growth through the creation of catalytic projects.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
150.00
 
SICF Operating Fund
SICF Operating Fund
This fund has been established to support operational needs of SICF.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
1,000.00
 
SI Regional Disaster Fund
SI Regional Disaster Fund
This fund was made to aide in disaster relief for Southern Illinois.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Southern Illinois Leadership Institute
Southern Illinois Leadership Institute
This fund is designed to help fund the leaders of tomorrow in Southern Illinois with their business goals.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
The African American Museum of SI
The African American Museum of SI
This fund was created to bring awareness to African American history of Southern Illinois.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
25.00
 
The Center for Empowerment and Justice
The Center for Empowerment and Justice
The Center for Empowerment and Justice is a social services clearing house utilizing community-organized resources to support people who struggle to access resources within a robust Southern Illinois social service ecosystem.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
10.00
 

Elderly Services

Egyptian Area Agency on Aging
Egyptian Area Agency on Aging
To assist older adults in maintaining independence and remaining in their own homes in the community as long as possible, as well as provide support for caregivers, veterans and adults with disabilities to improve their quality of life.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
100.00
 
Senior Adult Services
Senior Adult Services
Senior Adult Services is a Not-for-Profit agency established in 1969. Our Mission is to provide services to seniors, (persons 60 years old or older and their spouses), that improve their quality of life through good nutrition and health screenings; access to community services and resources; social contact; recreational activities; and prevent premature institutionalization or other loss of independency.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
The Voyage Senior Living
The Voyage Senior Living
The Voyage Senior Living has been serving seniors of Southern Illinois for over 20 years! The Voyage began with one small community and has since grown to seven communities at four locations and two independent living complexes. We serve the senior in need; not only physically and emotionally, but also financially. We work very hard to make it possible for all income levels to live in a comfortable and home-like setting. We are one of four assisted living organizations in the state that offers specific financial assistance that you don't typically see as being an option anywhere else. The Mission of The Voyage is to SERVE by providing the highest quality of care in residential communities.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 

Environmental Services

The Climate Economy Education, Inc
The Climate Economy Education, Inc.
We must reverse the global temperature trend by learning to live quality lives within planetary boundaries. We Americans must change our ingrained behaviors and choices. We are the biggest contributors to climate change that is causing sea level rise, extreme weather, droughts, extinctions, and destroying the means of survival of innocent peoples across the globe. Fortunately, solutions for change already exist, new ones are being innovated, and they benefit human health and prosperity. At The Climate Economy Education Inc, we have a three-step program for lifestyle change, we support youth entrepreneurship programs and help educate parents and local business owners about the best options available for change. Our new website, https://All4.Earth, is a free online platform for education, community and tools to cause the change we want to see. We aim to grow a global effort for positive change starting in southern Illinois.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 

Faith Based Services

Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Bald Knob Cross of Peace - Endowment
This Fundraiser is for the endowment to provide enduring support for the mission of Bald Knob Cross of Peace is to provide a place where all people can unite to experience the presence of God. Historical monument that welcomes thousands of visitors annually.
Requested
12,000.00
Funded
25.00
 
Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Bald Knob Cross of Peace - Operations
The mission of Bald Knob Cross of Peace is to provide a place where all people can unite to experience the presence of God. Historical monument that welcomes thousands of visitors annually.
Requested
12,000.00
Funded
150.00
 
Camp Carew (Kemmerer Village)
Camp Carew (Kremmerer Village)
Camp Carew provides a setting in which the Christian faith can be experienced in fellowship with others. Camp Carew is a member of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association. We seek to help people deepen their awareness of God, each other, and the natural world by providing a camp program and a setting in which personal growth can take place. Our goal is that campers will strengthen their own sense of personal worth as well as their relationship to Jesus Christ and to others.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Hello, my name is Britt Fullerton, and I am a Southern Illinois Area Representative for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I have been currently serving in this role for two years. Its been an honor and a privilege to see just how much God has impacted our local southern Illinois communities through the ministry of FCA. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping, and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel. Your financial donation will aid us in our mission, to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. Thank you, Britt Fullerton So. IL FCA Area Representative
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
125.00
 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Southern Illinois)
FCA serves Southern Illinois with the mission to see every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. We disciple people in the sports world with the vision to see each of them use their influence to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My main area of focus in our region are the counties of Perry, Franklin, and Hamilton as well as SIU Saluki Football.
Requested
8,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Rolling In Faith Corporation
Rolling in Faith Corporation
Rolling in Faith is devoted to providing fellowship & enrichment skills to people living with disabilities through events, camps, & other training all done in a faith-based setting.
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
2,200.00
 

Family Support Services

CORE
CORE (Continuing Our Residents Efforts)
It is the mission of CORE to transform the lives of individuals who reside in low-income residential housing wherever they see fit. We are committed to providing resources that will enable our residents to see their efforts are continued until success. We are the CORE of a process that will take the efforts of our residents and further educate them how to fully utilize available resources and insight that can be implemented into their day-to-day life enabling them to see their efforts transform into personal growth.
Requested
500.00
Funded
0.00
 
DNAngels
DNAngels
We are a nonprofit search angel organization dedicated to assisting individuals searching for their biological parent(s) using DNA interpretation, mapping, and extensive research. For clients struggling with news of a Non-Paternal Event (NPE, also referred to as Not Parent Expected), donor conception, or adoption, we offer support and fellowship in our private online group. Services to help find birth parents come at no cost.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
For Kids' Sake
For Kids' Sake
To support, educate, and empower underprivileged children, orphans, students, and families for the provision of food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, and education.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
2,075.00
 
Marion Elks Community Projects, Inc
Marion Elks Community Projects, Inc.
MARION ELKS COMMUNITY PROJECTS, INC. is an outreach program that works directly with the Marion Elks Lodge #800. Our primary mission is to provide resources to children, families and veterans in our community. This includes, but not limited to; clothing, financial assistance, food, temporary housing or other needs as deemed important or necessary to obtain quality of life.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Pregnancy Matters
Pregnancy Matters
Pregnancy Matters is dedicated to educating, empowering, and encouraging individuals to make healthy choices about their pregnancy and their relationships.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Salvation Army
Salvation Army
The Salvation Army of Southern Illinois assists with meeting basic human needs for those in crisis or poverty with compassion and the love of Jesus without discrimination.
Requested
7,500.00
Funded
715.00
 
Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living
Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living
SICIL MISSION STATEMENT as stated in the By-Laws of the Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living April 12. 1988 revised December 19, 2006. ARTICLE II. PURPOSE The purpose of the Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living is to foster an attitudinal and architectural environment which is barrier-free, and stimulates the societal integration of persons with disabilities and persons who are not-disabled. Further. SICIL exists to provide services designed to promote, encourage, enable and facilitate the ability of persons with disabilities in our Southern Illinois service area to attain lifestyles. In both home and community settings, in order to empower each individual to participate in all aspects of society to the fullest extent possible. The corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Rev. 1/31/2018
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Specialized Training For Adult Rehab
Specialized Training For Adult Rehab
Our mission statement is: To provide a better quality of life to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
350.00
 
Spero Family Services
Spero Family Services
Spero Family Services offers hope, help, and healing by providing Christ-centered human services to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Requested
500.00
Funded
0.00
 

Food Pantry/Security

Good Samaritan Ministries
Good Samaritan Ministries
Good Samaritan Ministries is a tax-exempt organization established in 1985 by the Carbondale Interfaith Council to provide shelter, food, counseling, and advocacy for the homeless, near homeless and transient individuals and families. We offer an emergency shelter, referral services, a transitional house living program, a food pantry, a soup kitchen, and an emergency assistance program. Our undertaking is to help the homeless help themselves. The mission of the Good Samaritan Emergency shelter shall be to provide short-term housing, food and other services to the homeless, transient, low income, individuals and families who have inadequate current resources for obtaining proper living arrangements consistent with their needs. Our mission is to help the homeless help themselves.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
2,115.00
 
Herrin House of Hope
Herrin House of Hope
To address hunger relief and food insecurity in Southern Illinois by feeding those in need with dignity. Herrin House of Hope currently provides a Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Thrift Store and Free GED Classes to those in need in Southern Illinois. Herrin House of Hope had fed nearly 400,000 meals since 2013.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
1,675.00
 
LifeSource
LifeSource
Our Mission at LifeSource is: To reverse the deterioration of our community’s mental and physical health, moral and spiritual health; by providing relief to the poor, hungry, distressed and under privileged, and recovery to the addicted for the advancement of the gospel. All donations collected from Giving Tuesday will support our Community Meal Center for our grand re-opening on December 1st. Our Meal Center, in partnership with our Food Distribution Center provides food for over 2000 individuals a month.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Saluki Food Pantry
Saluki Food Pantry
Develop and sustain a food pantry on the campus at SIU Carbondale to serve food insecure students. The food pantry will provide an opportunity for SIU students to serve other students and engage in conversations and solutions around food insecurity.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Southern Hospitality Ministries
Southern Hospitality Ministries
For 3 years we have been providing weekly mobile food distribution as well as senior boxes through DHS we also deliver to shut in and senior residents without transportation we're the only pantry in the area that is willing to deliver to seniors we also do a very large Christmas program each year and take in a lot of children that don't make it to the deadline for the angel tree we're very proud of our organization and all of the things we've accomplished we just want to do more. At this point we have no local state or federal funding Please help bless our ministry.
Requested
8,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen
Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen, NFP
Our Community is Stronger When We All Eat. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COLLABORATIVE KITCHEN, NFP's specific purpose is to address food insecurity, with a focus on the southern Illinois community, by providing free and low-cost meals and other foods to those individuals negatively impacted by COVID-19 or other disease, community members suffering financial hardship, and to the underserved. The intent is to serve free and low-cost meals prepared or donated by locally operated and/or locally owned restaurants and utilizing local ingredients, if and when possible.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
95.00
 
Southern Illinois Food Pantry Network
Southern Illinois Food Pantry Network
The Southern Illinois Food Pantry Network brings together the areas nearly 95 food pantries across the region with community health and social service agencies to reduce hunger and improve the health and well-being of our communities through access to healthy and nutritious food, education, resources, and advocacy. This year's project will help connect Southern Illinois Hunters for the Hungry to support the processing for ground venison to increase high quality protein in our area food pantries.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
425.00
 

Funds & Scholarships

Andy Sisulak Memorial
Andy Sisulak Memorial
This fund was made in honor of Andy Sisulak.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Bartolotti Scholarship
Bartolotti Scholarship
The Richard Bartolotti Scholarship has been created by his family and friends who knew an loved Richard and all he did to support his family, friends and the community.Richard Bartolotti was a Vietnam veteran serving in the United States Marine Corps and was a Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of the UMWA, Franklin County Housing Authority Board, Christopher American Legion, Sesser VFW and a Life Member of the Disabled American Vets.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
100.00
 
Chris Pulley Emergency Management Scholarship Fund
Chris Pulley Emergency Management Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund is in memory of his dedication to the profession of emergency management and people whom he served.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Cliff Stein Scholarship
Cliff Stein Scholarship
This scholarship fund is a lasting memorial in honor of Cliff Stein, for the benefit of scholarship winners who are Senior male basketball players at Murphysboro High School.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
1,000.00
 
Darren Haney Scholarship
Darren Haney Scholarship
These scholarships are given in memory of Dr. Darren W. Haney, who served as the ESL Coordinator for the Murphysboro School District for three years {2017-2020), where he taught ESL at the high school as well as at the elementary and middle schools. Darren often spoke of his time teaching in Murphysboro as the happiest time of his life, and of his great affection for his students and fellow faculty members. Darren attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he studied Spanish and Classics and the University of Wisconsin where he received his PhD in historical Spanish linguistics. He was a passionate and dedicated teacher who cared immensely about his students, both inside and outside the classroom. Darren was a caring and generous soul. He was always willing and eager to respond when he saw someone in need. Darren was a talented musician as well, and played guitar, banjo and pedal steel; he was a prolific songwriter who was also a skillful and soulful vocalist. He often played open performing an eclectic mix of jazz, old country and Spanish/Portuguese favorites. He was a friend of the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship where he often sang in the choir and played with the Unitarian Folk Orchestra.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Dr. Michael Mugge Scholarship
Dr. Michael Mugge Scholarship
This fund was established by Diane Mugge to provide grants to further the education of qualifying graduating seniors in Murphysboro School District 186 pursuing higher education. The primary focus will be seniors attending college majoring in music education. If there is not a sufficient pool of applicants, a secondary focus will be on students studying agriculture.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Dr Susan Shea Miss OT Scholarship Fund
Dr Susan Shea Miss IL OT Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to provide scholarship money for the Miss Illinois OT award winner each year.
Requested
10,010.00
Funded
10,000.00
 
Elizabeth Weidner Scholarship
Elizabeth Weidner Scholarship
The Elizabeth Ann Weidner Teen in Action Scholarship Fund has been established as a lasting memorial to Elizabeth who started Crowns Fight Cancer raising money and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. Her motto was "Just a girl changing the world, one rhinestone at a time". She had a zest for life and lived life to the fullest in her short time here. Elizabeth lost her battle with cancer on September 29, 2021.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Friends of Murphysboro
Friends of Murphysboro
The Friends of Murphysboro Foundation (FOM) has established the Friends of Murphysboro Legacy Fund to provide a lasting funding source for live music events at the Shell at Riverside Park in Murphysboro, IL.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Gen John A Logan Museum
Gen John A Logan Museum
This fund has been established for the express purpose of supporting the General John A Logan Museum which is a not-for-profit 501(c)3. The General John A. Logan Museum celebrates one of the most noteworthy nineteenth century Americans to escape notice in the 20th and 21st centuries. Among his legacies are modern veterans benefits and Memorial Day. His advocacy of equality for African Americans and women was well ahead of his time.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Immanuel Lutheran Education Fund
Immanuel Lutheran Education Fund
This Designated Fund is used for grantmaking to support the operations or projects of Immanuel Lutheran School in Murphysboro, IL.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Jason Settlemoir Scholarship
Jason Settlemoir Scholarship
The Jason Settlemoir Keep the Music Playing Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Benton Consolidated High School senior who has decided to keep the music playing after high school by majoring or minoring in the Fine Arts.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Massac County Academic Scholarship
Massac County Academic Scholarship
This fund was created to provide scholarships to students in Massac County thru the Massac County Academic Awards Ceremony.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
McLeansboro-Hamilton County Fund
McLeansboro-Hamilton County Fund
Build a strong McLeansboro-Hamilton County based endowment fund, producing grant funds which are awarded to local projects, identified and chosen by a local grants committee.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Mid-America Healthcare Executives Forum Scholarship Fund
Mid-America Healthcare Executives Forum Scholarship Fund
This designated fund will be used to provide an annual scholarship to at least one undergraduate upperclassmen (junior/senior) and/or graduate level student in pursuit of a degree in healthcare management/administration and is attending an accredited university located in the area served by Mid-America Healthcare Executives Forum (MAHEF). As of 2021, universities with accredited healthcare management/administration programs include Southern Illinois University of Carbondale (SIUC), McKendree University, and University of Illinois.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization
Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization
The Miss Illinois Scholarship fund is awarded to participants of the Miss Illinois Program.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Miss Southern Illinois Scholarship
Miss Southern Illinois Scholarship
The Miss Southern Illinois Scholarship fund is awarded to participants of the Miss Southern Illinois Scholarship Program. Miss Southern Illinois has been awarding scholarship funds to the young women in the Southern Illinois community since 1963.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Mr A Fund
Mr. A Fund
Gene Alexander (Mr. A) is a fixture in Benton and in all of Southern Illinois. Mr. A is a retired school administrator/teacher who has tireless given back to many organizations, schools, churches, and individuals. For years, Mr. A has volunteered at Benton Grade School. Mr. A loves education. He helps the Benton Public Library, assists local teachers, and donates thousands of dollars each year to help fund scholarships for local students. The Mr. A Fund Committee is working to provide Mr. A with the recognition he deserves, while also ensuring students will be awarded scholarships in his name in perpetuity.​
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
SICF Southern 17 Scholarship
SICF Southern 17 Scholarship
The SICF Scholarship fund was created to offer scholarships to students in all of the SICF service area. Graduating seniors from any high school in the 17 southernmost counties of Illinois.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Tim Herring Scholarship
Tim Herring Scholarship
This scholarship program has been established as a lasting tribute to Tim's love of baseball & softball by the friends and family of Tim Herring.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 

Health & Wellness Services

Fighting Cancer Today
Fighting Cancer Today
We are committed to providing direct, personalized emotional and financial support to underserved cancer patients by ensuring men, women, and children have stable homes, working utilities, gas cards, one-one support, advocacy, and care packages while undergoing cancer treatment. We ensure adults and children thrive while fighting cancer in the rural areas of Southern Illinois.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
85.00
 
JC Center for Hope & Renewal
JC Center for Hope & Renewal
JCity Center for Hope and Renewal, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit community development organization focused on long-term needs in Johnston City, Illinois and the surrounding area. Our goal is to work with volunteers and other agencies connecting individuals and families with counselors, mentors, and resources to improve mental health, relationships, addiction recovery, financial stability, and adequate housing.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation
Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation
The fundamental mission of Shawnee Health is to improve the health and welfare of southern Illinois and southwest Indiana residents through the promotion, development and administration of quality, comprehensive health and social services, while efficiently utilizing limited resources. This will include assessing and serving the needs of the underserved/vulnerable populations and designing programs and services which are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Southern Illinois Wellness
Southern Illinois Wellness
Southern Illinois Wellness is committed to healthy families and healthy communities. It is our belief that the path to wellness exists in all aspects of our physical, spiritual, financial and emotional health. The goal of Southern Illinois Wellness is to promote and support the well-being of all southern Illinois residents.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding (SES)
Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding (SES)
Improving Quality of Life through the Healing Power of Horses.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
8,510.00
 
United Way of Southern Illinois
United Way of Southern Illinois
Our Mission: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of southern Illinois communities. Our Vision: We will strengthen southern Illinois by mobilizing our communities to improve people's lives. Specifically, we will: Attract and channel people's energy and desire to make a difference. Help southern Illinois communities identify and address long-term problems in four critical areas: o Basic Needs o Education o Financial Stability o Health Effectively measure, educate, analyze and learn from others about the community impact of our efforts. Reflect and respect the exceptional diversity of the communities and region we serve.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
0.00
 

Homelessness

Carbondale Warming Center
Carbondale Warming Center
The Carbondale Warming Center has become the go location for unhoused services in the community having provided shelter for over 500 guests, and year to date over 100,000 meals. Our services are deeply rooted in humanity, dignity and empathy. We truly believe we are doing the work our community wants to see and without our community we would be nothing!!
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
295.00
 
Highline To Hope
Highline To Hope
This fund provides support to Highline To Hope whose mission is to bring restoration and hope to people affected by homelessness through tiny home living and community outreach services.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Night's Shield Children's Shelter
Night's Shield Children's Shelter
The Night's Shield is an established 501c3 not-for-profit, private organization committed to providing a safe haven for youth and young adults in crisis. With the support of our wonderful community, The Night's Shield has provided over 19,000 nights of care to over 1400 children ages 0 to 18 from the entire state of Illinois. In addition, we have helped provide food, clothing, formula, diapers and other household needs to families in crisis within our local communities. For over 12 years, we've worked directly with children who have been victims of abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect. We've also worked on the prevention side, providing care for children who are at a significant risk of becoming victims of child abuse. Through shelter and support, we minimize loss and strengthen clients for the road that lies ahead of them. Night's Shield now provides services to youth 11-23 in 17 counties of Southern Illinois who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
275.00
 
SI Coalition for the Homeless
Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless
The mission of the Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless (SICH) is to provide affordable housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and to work with other like groups and individuals to eliminate the causes of homelessness in the lower 24 counties of Illinois. We provide scattered site supportive housing for individuals and families to help them obtain and remain permanently housed. Services that the program participants receive focus on reducing barriers to housing stability and increasing self-sufficiency.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
645.00
 

Mental Health Services

Centerstone
Centerstone
Centerstone is a nonprofit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth, and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also features specialized programs for the military community, therapeutic foster care, children's services and employee assistance programs. Centerstone's Research Institute provides guidance through research and technology, leveraging the best practices for use in all our communities. Centerstone's Foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. Our mission, also known as our noble purpose, is: Delivering care that changes people's lives.
Requested
1,500.00
Funded
250.00
 

Other Workforce Services

Man-Tra-Con
Man-Tra-Con
For over 40 years, Man-Tra-Con Corporation has been providing recruitment services, employee-based training programs and dislocated worker assistance to businesses located in Local Workforce Area 25, comprised of Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry and Williamson counties. With guidance from our Chief Local Elected Officials and the Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board, we work to improve the quality of life for all customers we serve. Our primary mission is to collaborate effectively with our workforce partners to create quality workforce solutions throughout LWA #25. In addition, Man-Tra-Con collaborates with innovative partners in economic development, healthcare, community and social service and education to create unique solutions to the workforce challenges we face. Man-Tra-Con supports the economic health of southern Illinois by providing services designed to build a quality workforce. We devote special effort to identifying the needs of local employers so that we can provide the quality workers each needs. Through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) federal funding, we are pleased to offer many programs and services for local businesses at no cost.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
120.00
 

Substance Abuse Services

Take Action Today
Take Action Today
Take Action Today is committed to the development of Recovery Resource Centers, Recovery Housing, and the growth of a healthy, vibrant Recovery Community in Franklin, Jefferson, Perry, and Williamson County, as well as throughout Southern Illinois. We are a faith-based organization committed to serving all people seeking recovery regardless of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, handicap, sexual preference, religious orientation, union, political affiliation, or pathway of recovery. Our community is built on 3 Pillars: advocacy, training, and service. Take Action Today is a 501c3 charity and accepts donations in order to grow resource capacity for people experiencing substance use and homelessness.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
35.00
 

Survivor Services

Cairo Women's Shelter
Cairo Women's Shelter
We provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
10.00
 
Mosaic Initiative Corporation
Mosaic Initiative Corporation
The Mosaic Initiative combats sex trafficking and exploitation globally through facilitating coalitions, promoting awareness, and the development and distribution of resources.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
50.00
 
Project Car Fund
Project Car Fund
This is the Project Car Fund.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Survivor Empowerment Center
Survivor Empowerment Center
Survivor Empowerment Center (formerly the Women's Center) Our mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Southern Illinois and to assist survivors of these crimes and their non-offending significant others.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
0.00
 

Veteran Services

Honor Wreaths For Veterans
Honoring veterans by laying a wreath on their graves
Veterans support group. We have provided food to VA Food Pantry, but our main focus is to honoring veterans that have passed by laying a wreath on their graves. Our goal is to cover as many as possible during day of laying wreaths in December each year. We also say their names so they will not be forgotten.
Requested
4,000.00
Funded
65.00
 
Project Diehard, Inc
Project Diehard, Inc.
To give Veterans hope by providing them a safe place to get the help they need.
Requested
15,000.00
Funded
25.00
 
Veterans Honor Flight of SI
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois
The Honor Flight program is a nation-wide network dedicated to providing all veterans who apply a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice. Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is an established 501c3 non-profit hub of the Honor Flight network. Our Executive Board governs the hub, and we utilize volunteers in order to accomplish our mission.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
125.00
 

Youth Services

ArtStarts
Artstarts
"Artstarts Company is making no small plans... Our Mission is to: *fund scholarships for students who seek degrees in art-related fields, such as, but not limited to music, art, theater, drama, photography, cinema and creative writing *give students an opportunity to learn about theater by supporting community theater groups *through coordination of volunteers and through financial support *support school districts in programming for arts *provide support to students to participate in music, art and theater festivals designed to enhance the student's knowledge and skills in these areas *promote collaborative art projects throughout southern Illinois *provide support for students to learn about and participate in theater by providing money for transportation costs, participation fees and other costs associated with participating in theater *coordinate art educators for community presentations and lessons *encourage artists to use their artistic talents for the advancement of society *affirmatively promote access to theater and art to minorities *affirmatively promote access to theater and art to persons who live beneath the federal poverty guidelines We sincerely appreciate that you are a part of the work we do. We could not offer this programming without the generosity and support from the community."
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
1,155.00
 
Autism Society of Southern Illinois
Autism Society of Southern Illinois
Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois
Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most to realize their full potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens. We do 'Whatever it Takes', to build better futures!
Requested
8,000.00
Funded
925.00
 
Boy Scouts of America, Greater St Louis, Kaskaskia District
Boy Scouts of America
To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Brehm Preparatory School
Brehm Preparatory School
The Brehm Community is a place of learning and growth with the mission to empower students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential throughout their lives. We believe all students have the ability to learn when given the right environment. Brehm delivers a continuum of holistic/personalized/equitable programming for youth and young adults with specific learning disabilities such as ADHD, language-based disorders, ASD, NVLD, and executive functioning disorders. We serve students from the southern Illinois area in our day program, and students from across the country and around the world in our boarding program.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
150.00
 
Can's Can Ministries
Can's Can Ministries
Can's Can works to provide for a variety of different demographics in Southern Illinois. From providing school supplies, clothing, beds, and more to local children to our senior meal deliveries - we truly strive to all in need.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
75.00
 
Carbondale United
Carbondale United
The mission of Carbondale United is to provide an avenue of healing and community safety through the following: awareness, education and activism. Our goals are to eliminate gun violence and racism from our neighborhoods and to provide events that are inclusive and diverse.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Caritas Family Solutions
Caritas Family Solutions
Caritas Family Solutions is a human services nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families in order to create healthy relationships, loving homes and strong communities throughout Southern Illinois. Services include adoption, pregnancy care, foster care, counseling, residential treatment for children healing from abuse and/or neglect, independent living for adults with developmental disabilities, intact families, and assisted living and employment assistance for low-income seniors.
Requested
2,400.00
Funded
25.00
 
CASA of South Central Illinois
CASA of South Central Illinois
The trained volunteers of CASA of South Central Illinois will work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators, and service providers to advocate for the best interest of children that have experienced abuse and/or neglect that are under the supervision of the Marion or Clinton County judicial system in order to ensure a safe and permanent placement in a timely manner. Currently, there are 370 children that have experienced abuse and/or neglect in Clinton and Marion County. We are serving 120 of those or 32%, our goal is to serve 100% of the children within the next 3 years.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
20.00
 
CASA of Williamson County
CASA of Williamson County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Williamson County, a nonprofit organization, and member of the National and Illinois CASA Associations, advocates for the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected. Based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe and permanent home, CASA works in collaboration with legal counsel and community resources to serve as the child's advocate and represent the child's best interests in juvenile court.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
10.00
 
Connect 360
Connect 360
The mission of Connect 360 is to improve the communications, relationships, and actions of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development and implementation of policies, as well as education and work programs, that will help eliminate disparities, thereby ensuring a sustainable and resilient community. All members of the Connect 360 community recognize that we are an integral part of the community and will respect, honor and protect the dignity of all individuals.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Foster Family Resource Center of SI
Foster Family Resource Center of SI
The Foster Family Resource Center of Southern Illinois aims to "stand in the gap" for foster families in 22 Southern Illinois counties by providing items and services to meet their immediate needs, especially at time of a new foster care placement.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center
Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center
The Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving the best interests of child victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and child witnesses to homicides, and other violent crimes. We coordinate a multidisciplinary team involving law enforcement, DCFS, mental health, medical, and the State's Attorney's Office to provide forensic interviews, advocacy, medical evaluation referral, and therapeutic intervention for child abuse victims.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
220.00
 
Innovations in STEM Education
Innovations in STEM Education
The Innovations in STEM Education Fund is committed to broadening participation in STEM by making the process and content of science/engineering relevant to the people in our community. Through work with schools and teachers, we will infuse meaningful exploratory activities into classrooms and we will serve as a resource for effective, best-practices in STEM teaching and learning. Our outreach and collaborative efforts with community leaders and organizations, will enhance STEM understanding and experiences, thereby expanding career opportunities, informing our citizenry and impacting policies and practices related to STEM in our region.
Requested
2,000.00
Funded
25.00
 
Jackson County CEO Fund
Jackson County CEO Fund
The Jackson County CEO Program Fund is coordinated by the Jackson County CEO Program and its governing board. The CEO Program, which means Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, enables high school students in rural Illinois to become self-reliant enterprising individuals who will start successful businesses and contribute to the ongoing economic development of our community. For more info go to this website-> www.Jacksonceo.org
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Market Street Music Conservatory
Market Street Music Conservatory
Market Street Music Conservatory is located at 310 North Market Street in Market Street Hall (formerly the First Christian Church building) in Marion, Illinois. We are currently offering private instruction in voice, piano, strings, guitar, brass and percussion as well as classes in art, early childhood music, pre-piano, and choir for youth and adults. Our Mission Statement: Market Street Music Conservatory is committed to exceptional and accessible musical training, as well as inspiring students of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds to realize their full potential for lifelong appreciation, enjoyment and commitment to excellence in music and art. Not only does MSMC offer excellent music and art education but also performance and enriching cultural experiences.
Requested
20,000.00
Funded
25.00
 
Mikey B's Memorial Fund
Mikey B's Memorial Fund
This fund was made in memory of Mikey B.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
NubAbility Athletics Foundation
NubAbility Athletics Foundation
NubAbility helps limb-different children grow in courage and confidence by providing coaching in mainstream organized and outdoor sports. Once children learn they can overcome obstacles on the playing field, they carry that knowledge into all aspects of their life. Our kids know they #DontNeed2 to get in the game!
Requested
14,000.00
Funded
3,476.00
 
Perry Jackson Child Advocacy Center
Perry Jackson Child Advocacy Center
The Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center provides supportive and specialized forensic services to children who have disclosed sexual and/or physical abuse. Our goal is to utilize a team approach for all aspects of the coordinated investigation with law enforcement, DCFS, and prosecution.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
250.00
 
Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center
Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center
Rainbow Cafe's mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/gender expansive, queer, intersex, asexual, or questioning their orientation and/or gender identity, and their friends, by creating a space in which they are affirmed and offered non-judgmental support and access to person, community, spiritual, and health resources.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
140.00
 
Ready 2 Play
Ready 2 Play
This is the Ready 2 Play Fund.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00
 
Saline County CEO Fund
Saline County CEO Fund
The Saline County CEO Program Fund is coordinated by the Saline County CEO Program and its governing board. The CEO Program, which means Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, enables high school students in rural Illinois to become self-reliant enterprising individuals who will start successful businesses and contribute to the ongoing economic development of our community.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
2,000.00
 
The Science Center Fund
The Science Center Fund
We believe that EVERY child has amazing potential! But we know that not every child has the opportunity to explore and be curious. Here at The Science Center, we strive to provide hands-on opportunities for children of all ages and backgrounds to explore STEM, develop a sense of efficacy, nurture their inner scientist and start them off on a path to realize their full potential.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
1,275.00
 
The Walker Borum Foundation
The Walker Borum Foundation
The Walker Borum Foundation serves to bring awareness to new parents about the importance of early literacy. Because of your donations, a book is donated to every baby born at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, along with a flyer explaining the importance of reading to their child.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
500.00
 
Union County CEO Fund
Union County CEO Fund
The Union County CEO Program Fund is coordinated by the Union County CEO Program and its governing board. The CEO Program, which means Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, enables high school students in rural Illinois to become self-reliant enterprising individuals who will start successful businesses and contribute to the ongoing economic development of our community.
Requested
3,000.00
Funded
0.00