The Sterling Rock Falls Community Trust has distributed over $2 million to assist local students since its inception in 1968 and over $700,000 to charitable organizations for projects including literacy, school initiatives, the fine arts, history, child care, animal welfare, senior center, Home of Hope, local food banks, and health and wellness of all ages in our community.
Scholarships are awarded to Sterling or Rock Falls residents who:
You can make a difference for those who live here now and those to come while maximizing your tax deductions.
To encourage contributions, the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust has established a limited-time matching grant program. Each donation of $250 up to a maximum of $10,000 will be matched at 25%. As an example, a gift of $250 will generate $312.50; a $1,000 contribution will become $1,250.
We offer a variety of funds that are flexible to meet our donors’ different charitable needs:
Your gift to the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust will be invested wisely to provide maximum returns with safety.
You may specify the General Fund or establish a named fund or additionally create a Donor Advised Fund, subject to the minimum amount required, which allows the donor to specify how these monies will be used.
Almost any kind of asset can be used to start your fund, such as cash, publicly traded securities, private foundation assets and retirement assets.
The trustees can also discuss other options with you, such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, life income, and deferred charitable gift annuities.
You may consider naming the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, an existing policy, or a new policy can constitute the gift.