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 [...]

Walt Manske, a 2014 Hearts of Gold Award recipient and wonderful friend of many area nonprofit organizations, passed away on May 30. Walt will be dearly missed and long remembered for his kindness and lifelong commitment to doing whatever he could to make a positive difference in our quality of life. For nearly five decades, [...]

  The 2017 Hearts of Gold Gala was a great celebration of philanthropy in east central Illinois. Nearly 125 people joined in to honor five Hearts of Gold Awardees and the 2017 Kyle & Phyllis Robeson Philanthropy Awardees. The Conservatory Quartet from the Conservatory of East Central Illinois played a lovely selection of music throughout [...]

  Hearts of Gold awards acknowledge 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 the organizations they support and to the residents of their communities. The 2017 recipients are outstanding examples [...]

The 2016 Annual report for the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois provides a summary of the our activities and accomplishments during 2015. You’ll find updates on our Building Better Boards and Collective Impact multi-year grant initiatives, as well as some follow-up stories outlining positive results from some nonprofit organizations that are putting their grant [...]

  At a November reception for donors and supporters, the Boys & Girls Club of Danville and the Community Foundation jointly announced that the Boys & Girls Club of Danville Endowment has been established. The endowment fund was started with $20,000 in donations from two anonymous donors. Commitment for another generous gift to the fund [...]

  With her passing in August at the age of 103, we can reflect on Helen Levin’s indelible legacy of generosity, service, leadership and involvement in countless civic and philanthropic endeavors. While the Community Foundation had thirteen founding fathers in 1972, Helen Levin was our only founding mother. Highly respected for her commitment to local [...]

  The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois announced 26 nonprofit recipients of nearly $80,000 from the 2016 Annual Community Commitment Grants. Community Commitment Grants are funded by the Foundation’s endowment funds. Each year, nonprofits in a nine-county service area are offered the opportunity to apply for grants for durable goods or capital items not typically [...]

  Tom Costello, recently retired Assistant Managing Director for CUMTD, has assumed the role of Chair, Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Tom remains a communications instructor at the University of Illinois as he has been for over 40 years. Tom presented Brooke Didier-Starks with a plaque of appreciation and thanked her for her leadership as [...]

  Capacity-Building MicroGrants are jointly funded by the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois and the Lumpkin Family Foundation. These grants provide a maximum of $1,500 for small nonprofit organizations to send staff or board members to conferences or to bring training opportunities in-house to enhance their organizations’ capabilities. Recipients must pay at least 20% [...]