The Community Foundation

of Randolph County

1 Taylor Street Room 106

Chester, Illinois 62233

618.826.5000 Ext. 221

Giving Enhances Our Community

Giving in any amount to our community is an expression of your goals and values.  We know you enjoy supporting the causes that mean the most

to you. The Community Foundation wants to be your partner in philanthropy. We want to assure that your valuable gift, regardless of size, will make the biggest impact possible.


We believe anyone can be a philanthropist, and we work hard to make giving easy and meaningful for donors. Here is how we help you give:


By accepting a wide variety of gift types (cash, stocks, life insurance, annuities)


By offering two fund types. You can name a fund in memoriam, or for any good reason, and then target Scholarships or The Good Deeds Fund


By administering the funds. You get the joy of giving while we do the research,

paperwork, grant follow-up and reporting


By sharing our community needs expertise


By endowing funds so that your charitable wishes create a permanent legacy







By giving through an endowment, you decide to provide support into the future.

By using the Foundation, you are afforded the most efficient, flexible, and convenient

means to support your individual charitable interests.  Giving through the Community

Foundation is local, it’s low cost, flexible and convenient.  A named endowment created by you is like having your very own private foundation without the burdens.  We take care of all of the administrative services you would have to employ separately, including the annual audit, IRS filings, grant evaluation and compliance, and financial reporting.  Additionally, your endowment benefits from being invested with other Community Foundation endowment assets, resulting in lower investment fees and greater investment diversification.  And lastly, you direct us regarding the degree of anonymity or recognition you require and the degree of specificity in grant making. We can help you establish an endowment that will maximize both your tax advantages and your impact in the community ... now and forever.


In the Good Deeds or Scholarship Funds, you can create an endowment to be named for a family member or loved one, in honor of, or as a memorial.  An endowment can be created anonymously.  You can direct the grants from you endowment broadly or narrowly to issues you care about or to wherever the needs are the greatest.

Why Use the Community Foundation as a Vehicle for Giving?