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About ECC Foundation

ECC Foundation helps identify funds from different scholarships and funders whom students wouldn't be able to find another way to fund their education.

Illinois State Senator, Cristina Castro, ECC Alumna

The work of the ECC Foundation is driven by an independent Board of Directors comprised of community and business leaders who firmly believe that education is the key to unlocking human potential. Their mission is to maximize access to an exceptional education that improves lives and strengthens the community. The Foundation envisions enabling dreams for all individuals by generating resources that foster effective learning experiences. This vision is pursued through strategic collaboration with the college and the community, leveraging the strength and leadership of the Board.

The following guiding principles frame the Board’s direction and actions:


To maximize access to an exceptional education that will improve lives and strengthen our community.


We seek to enable dreams for all by generating resources that will provide effective learning experiences. We will maximize our impact through the strength and leadership of our Board and close collaboration with the college and community.


The core principles and beliefs that guide our work are Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability.

Federal 990s

The most recent informational returns filed by the ECC Foundation with the Internal Revenue Service:  

Board of Directors and Emeritus Directors

This includes up to 24 independent, elected Directors; five serve as officers; five ex-officio members liaise between the college and the Foundation. The Foundation may grant emeritus status to former Directors for their distinguished service.

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ECC Foundation

Building E, Room E210

Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm