For Good, For Ever
For East Central Illinois

Our Vision

To raise the quality of life throughout East Central Illinois

Our Mission

To promote philanthropy in an impartial, unbiased, ethical way, with a commitment to inclusiveness, and to bring together people and resources to identify and address present and emerging community needs.

Our Community Impact


Nonprofit Organizations
and Causes Served


Distributed to Nonprofits
in East Central Illinois


in Total Assets
for CFECI in 2022


in Support Received
During 2022

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Welcome to CFECI

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is a publicly-supported 501(c)(3) tax-exempt philanthropic organization created in 1972 to encourage and receive contributions establishing endowments for the long-term benefit of east central Illinois. It does not conduct programs of its own, nor is it a fund-raising organization. It supports and serves its donors by managing and administering endowed funds that have been donated for philanthropic purposes.

The Community Foundation accepts contributions from a wide range of donors, including individuals, businesses, corporations, families and other organizations, all of which share a vision of enhancing the quality of life in their community.

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Events & Trainings


ED Leadership Network

Date: Thur. June 13, 2024
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: CFECI

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Basics of Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Date: Tues. Apr. 23, 2024
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Champaign Public Library


Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants – Virtual Information Session

Date: Tues. May 7, 2024
Time: 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Location: on Zoom

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