Cultivating local philanthropy

and changing our community.


The Community Foundation works for southeastern Illinois in multiple ways, playing multiple roles:

For donors, Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation offers an efficient and effective way to manage giving. The Community Foundation provides expert philanthropic advice rooted in a deep knowledge of the community. It provides an array of philanthropic vehicles and services. It can accommodate simple gifts of cash or completes gifts of varied assets, all while providing the maximum allowable tax benefit.

For the community, Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation serves as a grantmaker and a civic leader. The Community Foundation awards grants to the region’s nonprofits to help meet the community needs, fulfill the donor’s philanthropic wishes and strengthen the nonprofit sector. It also uses its local knowledge, its networks, its influence and its creativity to bring people together in ways that will improve the community's quality of life today and in the future.