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EMMA L WILSON KING FOUNDATION INC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment

Location

3233 LINCOLN AVEEAST SAINT LOUIS, IL 62204 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Emma L. Wilson King Foundation is a civic and educational foundation dedicated to the enhancement of the neighborhoods and community of East St. Louis, Illinois. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to improving key elements of East St. Louis such as public parks, gardens, buildings, neighborhood organizations, and the educational enhancement of both young and old through schools (scholarships) and community centers.

Description

The Emma L. Wilson King Foundation is a civic and educational foundation dedicated to the enhancement of the neighborhoods and community of East St. Louis, Illinois. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to improving key elements of East St. Louis such as public parks, gardens, buildings, neighborhood organizations, and the educational enhancement of both young and old through schools (scholarships) and community centers.

Key projects of the Emma L. Wilson King Foundation include the following:

Annual Coat Giveaway -Each year over 100 coats are given out to elementary and middle school children from East St. Louis schools for the cold winter months.

Annual Scholarship - Four or more high school seniors receive college scholarships each year as a part of the Emma L. Wilson King and James Henry King scholarship funds.

Restoration of the Jones Park Fountain - A principle project of the Emma L. Wilson King Foundation is the rebuilding of the historic lily pond fountain at Jones Park. Rebuilding this 80 year old fountain and its surrounding area will revitalize the community and provide a beautiful green space for generations to come.

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