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  The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is currently accepting nominations for its annual Hearts of Gold Award. The Award recognizes the everyday heroes who step up and do what needs to be done – with no expectation of anything in return. Through their generosity of time, talent or treasure, they add immeasurable value [...]

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS AWARDS $83,381 TO 28 ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH COMMUNITY COMMITMENT GRANTS Champaign, IL, January 3, 2019 – The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois continues to improve the quality of life for residents living in its service area. This month, the Foundation was pleased to award $83,381 in grant funding to [...]

    Foundation Focus December 2018

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is pleased to award more than $5,000 in Capacity-Building Micro Grants to four area nonprofit organizations. Champaign County Crime Stoppers, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, Grand Prairie Friends and the University YMCA all received grant funding for their staff and board members to use toward professional development. Champaign [...]

Applications for the 2018 Community Commitment Grant cycle are now available.  Endowed funds from donors who have left a legacy for the future are the primary source of ongoing funding for these grants. Community Commitment Grants, unlike many other grant opportunities, are awarded each year to nonprofits that serve residents of east central Illinois for [...]

  Educate. Collaborate. Celebrate.  Aspiring Philanthropists. A Giving Circle.   The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois established the Aspiring Philanthropists Giving Circle as a part of its mission to encourage and celebrate all types of philanthropy. A giving circle is a group that uses the power of pooling donations to make intentional grants to [...]

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND UNITED WAY OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY AWARD $24,185 IN FUNDING TO PROMISE HEALTHCARE FOR URBANA SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER Champaign, IL, June 25, 2018 – The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois and United Way of Champaign County continue to improve the quality of life for residents of east central [...]

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois hosted its fourth annual Hearts of Gold Gala May 17, 2018, at the Champaign Country Club in Champaign. The event celebrated and honored seven local philanthropists making a difference in East Central Illinois. Hearts of Gold Award Recipients: Mohammad Al-Heeti Charles D. Cowger Donna Mayer Cesar M’Nyampara Vickie [...]