2024 OCI Foundation Scholarship
Applications Due: Friday, March 15, 2024

Click here to download the fillable PDF Scholarship Application.


2023 Chip in Fore Charity
Monday, September 25th at Panther Creek Country Club

Hope Named 2023 OCIF Chip in fore Charity $20,000 Grant Winner

Hope is leading the development of new methods to educate, treat and care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. Their programs include the Hope Learning Academies, the Autism Clinic at Hope, Therapy Relief at Hope, The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network, The Autism Program of Illinois, and Wrentham Therapeutic Services.





Want to support Hope through a Chip in Fore Charity sponsorship?
View the 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities and Agreement Form
To be included in the event program and signage, please send your sponsorship agreement and payment by Friday, September 8.


Thank you to our 2023 Chip in Fore Charity Sponsors for making this event possible!



Giving back to central Illinois communities

OCIF, incorporated in April of 2005, was formed, among other things, to support projects promoting patient education, continuing medical education, and regional charitable organizations. Funding is secured through charitable gifts, donations, and grants. The Foundation partners with donors to strengthen and support health and fitness in meeting the medical needs of the community. The purpose for which the corporation is organized is exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

OCIF, NFP will make distributions only to charitable organizations that further its exempt purpose. In addition, OCIF will require reports from organizations and/or individuals who receive funds setting forth exactly what such funds were used for.

Our Objectives

  • Effectively advocate for, and promote, the OCIF to various external constituencies, to increase its visibility, enhance public understanding of the mission, develop ongoing relationships for OCIF, that result in increased support.
  • Serve as the nonprofit organization that receives, manages, administers, and disburses private funds on behalf of OCIF’s purpose.
  • Identify, cultivate and assist in the solicitation and stewardship of private funds, including outright and deferred gifts for initiatives that could not be funded by public money.
  • Provide a means of perpetual trusteeship of funds donated by individuals or organizations for programs or activities benefiting the Foundation.