Carl Sandburg College Foundation

About the Carl Sandburg College Foundation:

Founded in 1969, Carl Sandburg College Foundation is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively for educational purposes to assist in developing and augmenting the College's facilities and carrying out the educational functions of Illinois Community College District 518.  Contributions to the Foundation expand and enhance Sandburg's programs, support students through scholarships and crisis loans/grants, and provide for the capital needs of Carl Sandburg College.

The Department of the Treasury determined Carl Sandburg College Foundation to be exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).

A volunteer Board of Directors oversees Carl Sandburg College Foundation functions, provides policy direction for the organization, and looks for means to secure additional funds for the College.  The Executive Director of Advancement manages the daily duties and functions of the organization, including fund development as well as alumni relations.

The mission of the Foundation:

The mission of the Carl Sandburg College Foundation is to raise and receive charitable gifts, be responsible stewards of donors’ gifts and provide financial support to students and programs of Carl Sandburg College in order to help further the college’s mission and vision.

The Carl Sandburg College Foundation is dedicated to helping students succeed through their educational journey. Our office connects community organizations, donors, alumni, and other stakeholders to the college through partnerships, grant opportunities, and donations to further the mission of Sandburg. 

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Scholarships & endowments are investments in the college that provide benefits to students, faculty, and staff year after year. Learn more about scholarships & endowments


Gifts to the Annual Fund provide revenue to enhance each Carl Sandburg College student's experience. Help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 in the Annual Fund this year. Learn more about the Annual Fund


A volunteer board of directors oversees the Carl Sandburg College Foundation functions, provides policy direction for the organization, and looks for means to secure additional funds for the College. Learn more about the Foundation Board


About the Alumni Association:

The Carl Sandburg College Alumni Association, operated by the Carl Sandburg College Foundation, provides a network for former students of Carl Sandburg College to connect or reconnect with fellow alumni, stay informed about the college and take advantage of the benefits we offer to members. Sign up to be a member here.

Our Mission:

The Mission of the Carl Sandburg College Alumni Association is to develop and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the college and its alumni.


Meet the Staff:

Our staff is here to help students and donors connect with the campus community. Read more about who we are, Information about our staff.