The mission of the St. Charles Community Foundation (SCCF) is to “enrich the community of St. Charles.” We seek to support and improve our town through charitable giving to projects, programs, and organizations.
The SCCF offers grants for projects and programs that meet emerging—as well as existing—needs of our community. All funding requests are considered and reviewed by the SCCF Board. Grants are awarded for projects that meet the criteria of the Foundation. (The SCCF Grant is available on our website.)
These past two years, the SCCF contributed over $25,000 to projects and organizations that benefit our community.
In response to community input from the 2015 Old Settlers Celebration, the St. Charles Community Foundation spearheaded efforts to beautify Main Street. Our group helped to unite community groups and organized volunteers to clean up and paint buildings in St. Charles. The SCCF contributed over $5,000 for paint and supplies. The result: a revived and inviting Main Street.
The SCCF awarded $6,000 to the St. Charles Public Library for the purchase of the new circulation desk. Check it out—this desk now serves as the hub for our newly located library!
The SCCF has also worked with the Old Settler’s Committee to raise funds for a new outdoor stage for the City Park. The stage will serve as a focal point for community gatherings and events. To date, the SCCF has contributed $10,000 for this project—and continues to sponsor fund-raising events to support the ongoing stage construction.
The SCCF helps sponsor a dinner and wreath auction annually to raise funds for the St. Charles Fire and Rescue team. The proceeds for last year’s event—combined with a $5,000 grant from the Foundation—allowed the team to purchase a cardiac monitor!
The St. Charles Community Foundation welcomes new members.
We meet monthly on the third Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Our meetings are usually 1-1 ½ hours long. We host three or four fundraisers per year depending on what projects we decide to sponsor.
Each board member’s enthusiasm, energy, and commitment to the St. Charles community are vital for the success of the St. Charles Community Foundation! Would you like to join??