Welcome to The Nicol Foundation


The Nicol Foundation (TNF) is a “faith-based” 501c3 not-for-profit charity devoted to upholding traditional American Values by providing education, inspiration and scholarship assistance to support and encourage innovation, creativity, self-reliance and entrepreneurship.

Many great and worthy charities exist to help fight devastating diseases, catastrophic peril, hunger and poverty while other organizations support religious or moral causes. Each of us has a passion toward certain foundations. The United States of America has been and still is the most exceptional and charitable nation throughout history.   What makes all our philanthropy possible? Founder Kevin G. Nicol believes that our nation’s benevolence and prosperity is made possible and is a direct result of our Judeo-Christian values and our free-enterprise system which is fueled by innovation, creativity, self-reliance and entrepreneurship (the primary ideals supported and encouraged by TNF).


In honor of his family, ancestry, and business, founder Kevin G. Nicol’s dream is to establish a foundation that supports the fundamentals he believes are the most important to our country and future:

  1. Youth: Our nation’s future depends on our youth.

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

    President Ronald Reagan


  2. Education: Ignorance can be eradicated through education. We must respect and study the successes and failures of the past.

    “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”

    Sir Edmund Burke


  3. Spiritual Faith: Charity, love, compassion, integrity, honor, respect, and reverence are all part of Judeo-Christian principles that are worthy, noble causes. The USA must retain its spiritual faith.

    “The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.”

    Psalm 9:17 (NIV)


  4. Traditional American Values: Self-reliance, entrepreneurship, hard-work, innovation, creativity, rugged-individualism, capitalism, and exercising financial stewardship are all fundamental to American Exceptionalism.

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

    President Abraham Lincoln



Goals & Objectives

Buiding and signThe Nicol Foundation’s (TNF) goals and objectives are to help provide scholarships, awards and financial assistance along with educational and inspirational programs to encourage, promote and support American Exceptionalism and Spiritual Faith in schools, organizations, and Judeo-Christian churches, synagogues and religious organizations.

Memorial-Dedicatory Scholarships and Awards

Custom Memorial-Dedicatory Scholarships and Awards are available to commemorate a friend or loved-one. Scholarship-Awards must adhere to The Nicol Foundation’s Mission and be approved by the TNF Executive Board.

Important Links:

Nicol Financial Services | Granite City, Illinois
Helping people achieve and maintain financial independence by educating and assisting them to develop portfolios that would mirror our own given the same goals, objective, tax bracket, temperament, and investment time horizon.

Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship
The CEO program is much more than a textbook course. Rather, students are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.

Southern Illinois University | Edwardsville Foundation
The SIUE Foundation exists to support the mission, vision, and values of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. On behalf of the University, the Foundation provides fundraising coordination and implementation, serves as the steward for contributions, produces donor receipts, conducts the decentralized annual fund drive programs, and upholds the highest standards of fiscal responsibility and investment management. These efforts are conducted in relation to the donors’ expressed wishes as well as the instructional, scholarship, and public service pursuits of the University.

Granite City High School CEO
Entrepreneurship education seeks to prepare people, especially youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities. The CEO program is much more than a textbook course. Rather, students are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.