Community Wish List

The Community Foundation prides itself on bringing people who care together with causes that matter.

The Community Wish List assists The Community Foundation of Macon County in our programming because if we don’t know the needs of our community, we can’t connect donors with those causes. We will update this list quarterly, sharing specific wishes from the Macon County Legacy nonprofit members. Current wish list items may be viewed on the Macon County Legacy member pages.

Macon County Legacy members may submit up to 5 wishes from January 1 to October 31, and up to 10 wishes from November 1 to December 31.

The Wish List is a resource for those "hard to fund" things that make an impact for staff, volunteers or people the organization serves.

How to Give to a Wish List

For donors with Advised Funds at the Community Foundation, contact Chasity Casey at 217-429-3000 or ccasey@maconcountygives.org to recommend a grant from your fund to fulfill all or part of a wish.

Don't Have a Fund?

If you don’t have a fund, you can make gifts directly to the nonprofit of your choice … just be sure to tell them that you saw it on the Community Wish List!

Granted Wishes to Date

As of December 31, 2022 donors have given a total of $379,000 to grant 89 wishes for local nonprofits. Thank you, donors!