A Day of Giving

The Nauvoo Community Center's Fundraising Committee (NC5) has named Tuesday, June 15, as A Day of Giving.  Their goal is to match a very generous $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor for this event through pledges and donations.  As NC5 has met its June goal of raising the $1.7M to build the Center, any additional funds will go toward the costs of upgading the interior/exterior, landscaping, paving, and other costs associated with the project.  Major donor amounts ($5,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000+) will receive inside recognition and bricks ($250, $500, $2,000) are available for outside recognition and will be included in the donor match of $100,000.


While June 15 is the target date, donations eligible for the match can be made starting June 1.  The funds for our new Community Center are in place, NC5 embraces the many successes associated with the fundraising for the project.  Thanks to our generous supporters, we are looking forward to meeting the June 15th matching grant challenge.

Ways to give:

Through this website by clicking on "Donate" to see your options, including grain commodities, stocks, IRA contributions and Pay Pal.

Click on "Entrance Plaza" to purchase a brick or paver.

Mail a check made payable to Nauvoo Community Center Capital Campaign to PO Box 85, Nauvoo, IL 62354

Watch for our QR code in the area for easy donating through your smartphone.


The City of Nauvoo strives to be a place where residents enjoy a strong sense of community, where the local economy is strong, and where visitors feel welcome and appreciated.

However, current circumstances present significant challenges: Present-day Nauvoo has no focal point or center to promote and reinforce a sense of community; and the city faces stiff headwinds that work to erode the economic vitality of small rural towns across America.

As host city to Mormon historic sites, unique natural surroundings, and midwestern cultural resources, Nauvoo has the opportunity to realize its potential if appropriate investments are made to leverage these advantages.

The proposed Nauvoo Community Center is one such investment. Its public library promises to become a hub of community activity and its planned conference facility is expected to be a catalyst for energizing the city’s tourism economy. It will be a complement to the historic site preservation and presentation commitments that bring thousands of visitors to the city each year.

The community center is a means for assuring that Nauvoo’s future will be as bright as its storied past.