Changing Southeastern Illinois for good,

and forever.

Across America, more than 700 community foundations help individuals, families and organizations make permanent charitable investments in their communities. Each works to create vibrant communities within their specific geographic area. Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is proud to be in their company.

Our Mission

Cultivating philanthropy to build better communities.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation provides philanthropic support to help meet the diverse needs in communities throughout Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Montgomery, Richland, and Shelby counties. The Community Foundation is a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our region by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues.

Our Core Values

Collaboration – We bring together people, processes and funds to focus on the common goal of community strength and sustainability. Together we can accomplish more than we can separately.

Best Practices – We utilize efficient, effective strategies and methods to enhance staff and volunteer talents and resources for the benefit of our member foundations and affiliated funds.

Growth and Development – We work to support communities and member foundations for growth and positive evolution into the future.

Power of Community – We believe in and support the power of communities to develop their potential by applying their passions and their resources.

These values guide us in putting assets to work for good, forever.

In support of our mission, Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is committed to bring the full capabilities of an independent community foundation to smaller communities in our region by working with local volunteers and donors to improve their hometowns.

Commitment to Excellence

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation has met the National Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community foundation sector. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the National Standards of U.S. Community Foundations Program administered by the Council on Foundations, a membership body of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide. This affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability.