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King’s Daughters Organization

The King's Daughters Organization joined with the Community Foundation in 2007 to continue a long legacy of serving the elderly in Sangamon County.

The Carrie Post King's Daughters Home for Women that was established in Springfield, Illinois in 1893, diligently fulfilled its mission to provide for the housing and care of elderly women for 125 years. With the closing of the Home in 2006, the Home's successor organization, the King's Daughters Organization (KDO), continues to fulfill the original mission of the Home as closely as possible through a donor-advised fund.

The organization currently has nine Circles of Friendship engaging in various volunteer activities in the community.

To learn more about KDO, visit the group's web site at, call 217/523-4332 or email


The King's Daughters Organization Fund is administered through a competitive grantmaking process. The purpose and goals of the KDO Fund are to provide financial support to programs and services of charitable organizations which:
  • Enhance the quality of life for older residents of Sangamon County
  • Address the unmet needs of older residents of Sangamon County

Local charities that provide programs and services for seniors are invited to complete a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to apply for support from the KDO Fund. The LOI is available on the Community Foundation website in January of each year.

View past King’s Daughters Organization Fund grant awards.

History & Other Links
KDO Dining with the Daughters gourmet cookbook for sale
*For more information, call 217/546-4115 or email 

Click here to learn more about the history of the King's Daughters Organization in Springfield, Illinois. 

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