The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is now accepting applications from new and emerging nonprofit organizations to join the 2023 cohort of the Community Solutions Incubator. Recognizing the importance of nonprofit organizations in enhancing the community’s quality of life, the Community Foundation launched the Community Solutions Incubator in 2017 to help strengthen and grow [...]

Champaign, Illinois, November 14, 2022: On November 17th, the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois (CFECI) will award over $50,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations to strengthen their capacity as part of its vision of raising the quality of life throughout the region it serves. Of the 33 organizations that applied for funding through [...]

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is pleased to share a snapshot of our efforts this year to expand our offerings that strengthen our local nonprofit sector and enhance the quality of life in East Central Illinois through our 2022 Impact Report. Founded in 2008, The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is committed to helping East Central [...]

A few summers ago, Champaign resident and entrepreneur Jenette Jurczyk was asked on multiple occasions if she would donate extra children’s clothing to a friend of a friend who was caring for a new foster child and urgently needed some clothing and supplies. Jenette stopped and asked herself, “Where is the resource in our community [...]

Date: Mon. Dec. 5, 2022
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Champaign Public Library

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois (CFECI) will be awarding $50,000 in grants to strengthen the nonprofit sector as part of its vision of raising the quality of life throughout the region it serves. A recent survey of nonprofits in East Central Illinois identified the need to support [...]

Back-to-school ushers in a season of cleaning, organizing and purging for many households. Not sure where to dispose of hazardous waste or hard-to-recycle items like electronics, tires, papers and books? Champaign County Environmental Stewards (CCES), is your go-to solution! An all-volunteer nonprofit organization established in 2019, CCES supports the ability of area citizens to responsibly [...]

Applications for the 2022 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.  The [...]

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL What’s the board’s role in fundraising? Learn how to develop a purposeful board for powerful fundraising! Fundraising success depends on alignment between the board and staff to work together to fulfill the mission of the organization. [...]