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Field of Interest Funds

Access to Recreation Endowment Fund
The Access to Recreation Endowment Fund was established in 2007 in order to a create a permanent grant making source for accessible recreation projects in Sangamon County. Projects will include those that seek to make recreational opportunities inclusive for people of all abilities and may include school playgrounds, park facilities or special programs. The fund was seeded by a matching grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Bruns Fund for the Fine Arts
Field of interest fund established by Esther Bruns of Springfield to support fine arts organizations in Sangamon County, especially in Pleasant Plains. Ms. Bruns' passion for the fine arts will benefit activities and organizations important to her. She is a retired teacher and formerly taught in the Pleasant Plains School District.

CFLL Historic Preservation Fund
Endowment fund that will provide grants to historic preservation projects in Springfield. It is designed to assist nonprofit organizations or other charities and historic preservation projects undertaken by private individuals, businesses and entities that meet certain charitable criteria such as making their preservation projects available for public enjoyment.

Chapin/Lanphier Historical Fund
This field of interest fund was established by Charles Armstrong Chapin and Nancy Lanphier Chapin to support organizations that promote permanent preservation of the history of Springfield, Illinois and Sangamon County, Illinois. 

Communityworks Fund
This field of interest fund provides support for three critical issues in our area: childcare, workforce development and land use & protection. This fund was initiated with a challenge grant from the Grand Victoria Foundation in 2003, with additional funding from local donors. Two additional funds also provide support for these three critical issue areas:
Robert and Marilyn Uteg Communityworks Fund - Established through the generous support of the late Robert and Marilyn Uteg.
United Way Communityworks Fund - Funded by United Way of Central Illinois.

Future Fund
This permanent endowment will be grown by the Young Philanthropists, a Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln organization whose members are young and emerging leaders of the community. Grantmaking from this fund will be made by the Young Philanthropists to local charitable causes to address community needs.

McCree Family Fund
Field of interest fund established by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan and John W. McCree in memory of their mother, Evelyn McCree. This Fund will support infrastructure development/capital projects and sports activities in Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois.

Pathways for Success Scholarship Program Fund
The purpose of this fund is provide support to organizations serving students from St. Patrick Catholic School in Springfield, IL as they continue their Catholic education in Springfield, IL through 8th grade.

RRHA of Illinois Barbara Carpenter Education Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support education initiatives for youth in the Rural Rental Housing Association (RRHA) of Illinois membership areas.
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The Women's Fund
This permanent endowment will be grown by Women for Women, a Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln organization whose members are committed to creating a permanent resource for grantmaking to local issues that affect women in our local community.

Tillie Kohler Wing Fund
Fund established by Melvin Wing III in honor of his mother, Tillie Kohler Wing. The Fund will benefit organizations dedicated to providing shelter and assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children.

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