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 [...]

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is seeking nominations for its 2018 Hearts of Gold Awards. Hearts of Gold awards are intended to recognize the extraordinary unsung heroes with hearts of gold who help to make life in central Illinois better for everyone. They are the ones who consistently step up to help others [...]

The Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Marajen Stevick Foundation grant cycle.  Eligible applications will relate to one of the following three areas: The elevation or enhancement of the quality of life for senior citizen Reading and writing programs that promote or foster excellence in public and private schools at primary, secondary or [...]

Applications for the annual Community Commitment Grant cycle will become available in August.  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 [...]

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 by midnight July 31, 2017. Click here for application. SaveSave SaveSave

  Great opportunity to help grow a local nonprofit and have an impact throughout east central Illinois. We are seeking an experienced fund developer who has been successful with major gifts, planned giving and leaving a legacy. The Development Director has the opportunity to work with staff, the Board of Trustees and philanthropic individuals and [...]