Students from Champaign Unit 4 and Urbana Unit 116 school districts are receiving the home learning supplies they need thanks to a $4,000 grant distribution from the Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund and a $1,000 donation from the CU Schools Foundation. Loose-leaf paper, composition notebooks, pencils, manual pencil sharpeners, pens, folders, colored pencils, crayons, rulers, [...]

On behalf of our generous donors, our Community Foundation of East Central Illinois joins the United Way of Champaign County in helping those who are most impacted by lay-offs and reduced work hours. We hope this first distribution from our joint relief fund provides a small sense of security during this time… The Champaign County [...]

 Fund will support direct service providers on the front lines of the pandemic The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois and the United Way of Champaign County Boards of Directors have authorized the establishment of the Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Boards have each seeded the fund with up to $50,000, creating up to [...]

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 nearly $90,000 in grant funding to 30 organizations through their Community Commitment Grants. The Community Commitment Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations annually for the purchase [...]

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 to [...]

Foundation Focus December 2019          

Are you a board member or an executive director at a nonprofit organization?  Join us for this free, fun, interactive, educational Board Bootcamp!              

Capacity-Building MicroGrants Jointly funded by the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois and the Lumpkin Family Foundation, these grants provide a maximum of $1,500 for organizations to send staff or board members to conferences or to bring training opportunities in-house.  Applications are due midnight, October 18, 2019.  Link to Application CLICK HERE to see guidelines [...]

Applications for the 2019 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 [...]