Effective Advocacy Workshop Planned

The Southern Illinois Community Foundation (SICF) invites representatives of non-profit organizations throughout the region to a workshop on Effective Advocacy, presented by The Donors Forum of Illinois.  The Workshop will take place at John A. Logan College in Carterville on February 24, 2014 from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  Registration is free and lunch is included.  Please contact Janice at the SICF office 997-3700 or email her at
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SICF Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement

The Southern Illinois Community Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.  Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and cause they support and help create a better world.

Brookport - Disaster Relief

The Southern Illinois Community Foundation is available to help the victims in Brookport, IL. SICF has a Regional Disaster Relief Fund that will make sure that donation is used to help the people that need help the most.

Please make checks payable to Southern Illinois Community Foundation (or SICF) and in the memo line note Brookport - Regional Disaster Relief Fund.

All donations are tax deductible.

SICF makes grant to the Murphysboro Senior Citizen Center

The Southern Illinois Community Foundation (SICF) has awarded a grant of $600.00 to the Murphysboro Senior Citizen’s Center, specifically for the purchase of a new refrigerator for the Center.  The grant sourced from SICF’s Helen and Ashton Brewer Murphysboro Seniors’ Endowment Fund.  This Donor Advised Endowment Fund was established by Helen and Ashton Brewer’s son and daughter-in-law, Richard Brewer and Katy Takahashi to honor Richard’s parents through supporting the Senior Citizens in Murphysboro.  Richard Brewer, born and raised in Murphysboro now residing in Michigan, shared that his p



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