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The Sammy Fund

How does the Sammy Fund Work?  

  The Sammy Fund is the group of friends that raises donations for the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund at the Community Foundation.  Grants from the SOYOF make worthwhile activities available to children who might not otherwise have the resources to participate.

The Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund supports groups that maintain and enhance community betterment, as well as those that provide artistic, leadership and humanitarian opportunity for young people.

Programs supported by the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund include:

Camping scholarships for handicapped children

Scouting activities

Theater and art scholarships

Art lessons and activities

 Swimming lessons for Head Start youngsters and swimming passes for children in need

Leadership and humanitarian opportunities for young people

Animal care education for children

 Each year qualified organizations can submit a request for funding through the Community Foundation.  

  • The Sammy Fund also directly supports the involvement of disadvantaged kids in a variety of worthwhile pursuits.

    Programs supported by direct grants from the Sammy Fund group include:
    BlackStar tutoring program
    National Youth Sports Program
    People to People Leadership Training
    "Project Mirror" Mentoring Program at QJHS
    LeadAmerica Conference
    YoungLife camp fees
    Unmet Needs Committee of Quincy IL
    School supplies for indigent children
    "Girls on the Move" program-Veterans Elementary
    Township Assistance (emergency transportation for medical treatment of 9 year-old battling a brain tumor)
    YMCA Swim Team
    Veterans Elementary School-pumpkin patch field trip
    “Run for the Cross” back-to-school supplies program


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The Sammy Fund, P.O. Box 3622, Quincy, IL 62305   Voice Mail ( 217)-242-1527


(All donations to the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund are subject to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the  Community Foundation, all of which provisions are hereby incorporated by reference).