RECENT NEWS

Judy DeSart Remembered with Healthcare Scholarship

8/16/21

The Edwardsville Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Judy DeSart Memorial Healthcare Scholarship Fund. This $1,000 award will go to a graduating senior at Edwardsville High School who will continue their education at an accredited 4-year college or university to pursue a degree in nursing, public health, social work or for admission to pharmacy school or a physical therapy program. ECF is proud to honor DeSart by adding this award to our robust scholarship program.


Judy DeSart (1941-2020) was a registered nurse for 50 years, a profession she loved dearly. A graduate of St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, IL, she moved to the Glen Carbon area in 2000 to be closer to her grandchildren. DeSart’s daughters, Amy DeSart and Lori Spangenberg, are the fund co-sponsors.

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7/24/21 The Edwardsville Community Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the Dave Rieger Golf Scholarship. This $1,000 award will go to a graduating senior at Edwardsville High School, Father McGivney Catholic School or Metro East Lutheran High School who is a member of the girls or boys high school golf team and plans to continue school at an accredited university, college, trade or vocational school in the coming fall as a full-time student.


ECF is thrilled to offer this award for local graduates and golf athletes in memory of Mr. Dave Rieger, 1954-2020, a 1972 EHS graduate and stalwart athlete in football and baseball.

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DAVE RIEGER SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED AT ECF

ANOTHER ROUND OF RELIEF GRANTS

ECF is pleased to announce two recent $750 grants from the ECF Relief Fund (formerly ECF Community Covid-19 Relief Fund) to Illinois Center for Autism and Safe Surroundings Refuge. This brings the total in Covid Relief grants to $141,500.

ECF would like to thank individual donors, ICRF (Illinois Covid-19 Relief Fund) and the St. Louis Community Foundation who have made these grants possible.

ECF Announces Healing Illinois Library Grant Recipients

The Edwardsville Community Foundation has granted $3600 to local libraries and schools to assist in their efforts to teach children and adults about racial differences through books. Recipients include:


  • Edwardsville Public Library

  • Father McGivney Catholic High School

  • Six Mile Regional Library District

  • Worden Public Library District

  • ECUSD 7

  • Glen Carbon Centennial Library

These funds were granted in partnership with the Southern Illinois Community Foundation, the Healing Illinois Initiative, and the Chicago Community Trust.


More Covid Grants Announced by ECF


2/24/21 The Edwardsville Community Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce two additional rounds of grants from ECF’s Community Covid-19 Relief Fund, bringing the total in Covid Relief grants to $140,000.


Complete List of Covid-19 Relief Grant Recipients:


·Boy Scouts of America·

·Challenge Unlimited, Inc.

·Collinsville Memorial Public Library Foundation

·Community Care Center Inc.

·Edwardsville Children’s Museum

·Edwardsville Neighbors

·Equipping the Called Foster and Crisis Closet

·Glen-Ed Pantry

·Goshen Market Foundation

·Hope Clinical Care

·Ilinois Center for Autism

·Lincoln School Alumni Foundation

·Main Street Community Center

·Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church

·Pathways Counseling

·Residential Options, Inc.

·Riverbend Family Ministries

·Safe Surroundings Refuge d/b/a Refuge

·Serving Area Kids-SAK

·St. John’s Community Care Center

·St. John UCC HHH Summer Camp

·Trailhead Church

More Information on latest Covid grants

New Scholarship Honors the L.J. and Faye E. Burrus Family

10/27/20 The Edwardsville Community Foundation is pleased to announce the L.J. and Faye E. Burrus Family Scholarship. This new scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior from Edwardsville High School who plans to pursue a degree in the field of exercise physiology, exercise science or human/sports performance related fields. More Information

ECF's Community Covid-19 Relief Fund announces $128,000.00 in grants for Covid-19 Relief for area nonprofits. ECF recently received two relief grants: a $100,000 Illinois Covid-19 Response Fund (ICRF) grant and a $10,000 grant from the Covid-19 Regional Response Fund at the St. Louis Community Foundation.

ECF would like to thank individual donors, the ICRF, and The St. Louis Community Foundation who have made these grants possible.

List of Covid-19 Grant Recipients:

  • Boy Scouts of America

  • Community Care Center Inc.

  • Challenge Unlimited, Inc.

  • Edwardsville Neighbors

  • Edwardsville Children’s Museum

  • Equipping the Called Foster and Crisis Closet

  • Glen-Ed Pantry

  • Goshen Market Foundation

  • Hope Clinical Care

  • Illinois Baptist Children's Home & Family Services d/b/a Pathways Counseling

  • Illinois Center for Autism

  • Lincoln School Alumni Foundation

  • Collinsville Memorial Public Library Foundation

  • Main Street Community Center

  • Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church

  • Residential Options, Inc.

  • Riverbend Family Ministries

  • Safe Surroundings Refuge d/b/a Refuge

  • Serving Area Kids-SAK

  • St. John UCC HHH Summer Camp


THANK YOU ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION!

A coalition of foundations, businesses, and individual donors who comprise the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund awarded the Edwardsville Community Foundation a $10,000.00 grant to help our community deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EDWARDSVILLE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WORKS WITH LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFITS TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY COVID RELIEF FUND.

EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville Community Foundation is stepping forward in this time of need for those most impacted by the coronavirus and the shut down of business.

"As our community faces the unprecedented reality of the coronavirus, the Edwardsville Community Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the following organizations.....

EDWARDSVILLE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ESTABLISHES NEW FUND TO SUPPORT NICKEL PLATE STATION

(Edwardsville, Ill. – September 17, 2019) The City of Edwardsville, in partnership with the Edwardsville Community Foundation, recently established the Nickel Plate Station Fund to support the restoration of the Nickel Plate Train Station.

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ECF APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBER

EDWARDSVILLE — The Edwardsville Community Foundation has announced Sue Webb as a newly-appointment board director.

Webb currently serves as the marketing and communications director for Signature Medical Group. In that role, she is responsible for planning, developing and implementing all marketing, branding, sales and business development.


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EDWARDSVILLE FOUNDATION ACCEPTING NONPROFIT GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Edwardsville Community Foundation is inviting all local nonprofit organizations to apply for its 2019 grant cycle.

Grants are given to nonprofit organizations and groups that provide community services within District 7 boundaries.


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