The Shirk Family Foundation, established by Russell and Betty Shirk in 1994, is a private family foundation committed to honoring our founders' wishes of supporting organizations in McLean county—the community which so graciously supported us.

The Shirk Family Foundation strives to promote the values of honesty, integrity, a competitive spirit and a strong worth ethic; values which we were raised on and hold high.

Through local support of the arts, athletic excellence, leadership and spiritual growth, it is the goal of the Board to remain committed to McLean County. Applications from this area will always be given the highest priority for funding if their requests match the mission of our foundation.

Its Mission:

The Shirk Family Foundation supports charitable, educational, religious, scientific and athletic related organizations that encourage the building of strong, moral youth in McLean County, Illinois. By providing grants to local institutions, the Foundation seeks to promote the programs and initiatives that support the arts, education, athletic excellence, leadership and spiritual growth.