Welcome to our new website. This new format will help us tell the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois story and illustrate the impact of Community Foundation funding and support in helping nonprofit organizations and causes that improve the quality of life for residents.  

  Joan Dixon, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois, has been appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to serve on the state’s Charitable Trust Advisory Council. The Charitable Trust Advisory Council was created to serve, study and advise the attorney general on issues regarding charitable giving, volunteerism and fundraising [...]

  The Ebert Sculpture Project Committee has been established to raise funds to commission a bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert, hometown boy and world’s most famous movie critic, sitting on a theater seat, showing his signature “thumbs up.” The sculpture will be placed in the front of the Virginia Theatre, where the annual Ebertfest festival [...]

  The Eastern Illinois Foodbank honored the Community Foundation as a member of the inaugural class of Mission Impact Award recipients. As part of the Foodbank’s celebration of its 30th year providing food to families in east central Illinois, The Community Foundation was recognized for its longtime support. The Community Foundation presented a $40,000 check [...]

  Edra Scofield brings significant marketing, communications and development experience to her new position. She was previously Vice President of Planning & Marketing for Carle Clinic Association and New Business Development Director for McKenzie Wagner marketing firm. A lifelong resident of Champaign County, she has actively supported a wide variety of non-profit organizations and agencies [...]