List of Funds

The Community Foundation of Macon County is a local organization with roots in the community.

Our staff has extensive knowledge of community issues and needs, enabling us to provide donors with guidance as to where or how to invest their gifts. We provide personalized service tailored to each individual's charitable and financial interests, and are able to facilitate even the most complex forms of giving. By pooling gift dollars with other gifts and grants, we are able to multiply the impact of donations.

Below are just some of the funds you might consider giving to through the Community Foundation.

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If you have any questions contact us at 217-429-3000 or by email mbatman@maconcountygives.org.

Created by the Romano family in memory of A. Marie Romano Potrafka, this fund provides financial assistance to students of St. Patricks Catholic School meeting the published criteria.

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The Altrusa of Decatur Nancy Muirhead Charitable Fund provides funding to projects the improve literacy in of children and adults in Macon County.

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This fund was created in memory of Amy Caldwell with the contributions designated for Camp CoCo (Children's Oncology Camp Organization).

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The Anne Lloyd Endowment for the Decatur Area Arts Council was created by Bob Lloyd, in memory of his wife Anne, to support the mission and activities of the Decatur Area Arts Council. Bob's original gift was matched by the ADM Challenge. Since its inception in 2003 several other donors have added to this endowment which provides an annual distribution to the Arts Council.

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters created this endowed fund to provide additional dollars to support the mission of their agency.

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Created by a generous donor, the earnings from this endowed fund provide income each year to help with the organizational needs of the Boys and Girls Club of Decatur.

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Cancer Care Specialist of Illinois Charitable Fund receives memorial gifts that are used to provide educational healthcare resources to the communities they serve and healthcare related scholarships.

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Created by the children and friends of Delores P Flemming, this fund is used to provide equipment to law enforcement that will help locate loved ones with Alzheimer's, Autism or other such conditions in the event that they become lost.

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Created by a generous church member and matched with ADM Challenge matching dollars this fund provides an annual distribution into the general operations of Central Christian Church.

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Created by the staff of DCC Marketing, this fund helps provide clothing, personal care items or other necessary things to local students who are homeless/transient.

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This award was established to honor Bill Turner, a distinguished Research Chemist at A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company (currently Tate & Lyle), who was credited with the development of two starch patents. This award recognizes an outstanding graduating chemistry student at St. Teresa High School.

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This endowed fund was created by donations for The Children's Museum and an ADM Challenge Match. The earnings from this fund are distributed to The Children's Museum of Illinois and are used to support their mission and activities.

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Donations to the Clokey Park Neighborhood Fund help support the work and mission of the Clokey Park Neighborhood Association.

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The purpose of this fund is to create an unrestricted endowment which would allow The Community Foundation to make grants based on the community's needs at that time. It will help ensure that as our county's needs change, there will be a steady stream of income to help address those needs.

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Created in 2018 by an anonymous donor, the fund provides 10 grants of up to $10,000 each year to local organizations for programming in areas such as youth, education, senior services, etc. Watch our website for the annual details.

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The Grand Victoria Foundation provided a $1 Million dollar grant to this endowed fund as part of the statewide Communityworks initiative, in addition to matching funds for donations toward this initiative. The annual earnings from this fund are used to address issues in Early Childhood, Workforce Development, and Land Use and Protection.

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The Decatur Earthmovers Credit Union Communityworks Endowment was created by a $10,000 gift from the Decatur Earthmovers Credit Union in recognition of David Walker's career upon his retirement. Their gift was matched with a $10,000 grant from the Grand Victoria Foundation as part of the Communityworks Challenge. The annual earnings from this fund are used to address issues in Early Childhood, Workforce Development, and Land Use and Protection.

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This endowed fund was created to benefit the Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity. Earnings from this fund may be used to support its mission and activities.

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The Decatur Earthmovers Credit Union Communityworks Endowment was created by a $50,000 gift from the Decatur Earthmovers Credit Union in celebration of their 50th Anniversary. Their gift was matched with a $50,000 grant from the Grand Victoria Foundation as part of the Communityworks Challenge. The annual earnings from this fund are used to address issues in Early Childhood, Workforce Development, and Land Use and Protection.

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Created by local firefighters, this fund is used to provide Christmas presents to families in hardship.

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Donations to this fund help support the Decatur Public Library.

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The DMCOC Endowment fund has been created to provide an additional income stream to support the mission and work of Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation.

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Earnings from the Futures Unlimited School Endowment Fund are used to help support the purpose and needs of Futures Unlimited School.

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Donations to this fund are used to provide games to military personnel who are deployed overseas.

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Earnings from this endowed fund are used each year to support the mission of the Girl Scouts.

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This endowed fund was created to provide an additional funding source to support the mission and work of God's Shelter of Love.

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The Governor Oglesby Mansion Charitable Fund is an endowed fund created by local donors and an ADM Challenge Match. Distributions from the fund are distributed to The Governor Oglesby Mansion to support the mission and activities.

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The Greenwood Cemetary Fund is to be used for projects that will restore and enhance Greenwood Cemetary.

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This endowed fund was created to provide an additional funding source to support the mission and work of Heritage Behavioral Healthcare Center.

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Original donations to this fund helped create the relief sculpture by famed artist Preston Jackson, of one of Decatur's pioneering civil rights leaders, Mr. Horace G. Livingston, Jr. The sculpture can be seen at Mueller Park, Decatur, IL.

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Created in memory of beloved educator and administrator Howard Brown. The earnings from this endowment fund help to support the mission and needs of Futures Unlimited School.

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Disbursements from this fund are used to support the mission and activities of Independence Pointe, a program of Macon Resources, Inc.

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Created by Ellen Hearn in memory of her mother, Eliose Ivens, this fund provides grants to the Decatur Public Schools Foundation to benefit elementary school classrooms in need of supplies of other projects of the DPS Foundation.

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Created in memory of their parents, the Jack and Olive Langsdorf Charitable Fund provides an annual grant to St Mary's Hospital's Senior Services.

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Created by several local philanthropists, the earnings from this fund help support educational initiatives in Macon County.

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Created by the friends and family of Lee Robinson in his memory, this fund makes awards that help children in Decatur and Sullivan participate in extracurricular activities.

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Created by donors, disbursements from this endowed fund are to be used to support local Boy Scouting initiatives.

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The board of directors of The Community Foundation created this fund to honor Wegi Stewart, President, upon her retirement in 2018. Annual distributions from this fund help to cover the administrative costs of The Foundation.

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This endowed fund was created by David Fathauer, in memory of his wife Louise. Annual distributions from the fund are made to the Decatur Area Arts Council for their Program Scholarship Fund, which provides class tuition for those who cannot otherwise afford it.

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The board of directors of The Community Foundation created this fund to honor Lucy Murphy, founding President, upon her retirement in 2010. Annual distributions from this fund help to cover the administrative costs of The Foundation.

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Disbursements from this fund are used to support the mission and activities of Macon County CASA.

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Donations to this endowed fund help support the mission and activities of the Decatur and Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation. Initial gifts to this fund were matched by the ADM Challenge grant.

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The Macon County Conservation Foundation created this endowed fund to receive gifts that would help support their mission and activities.

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The Macon County Historical Society created this endowed agency fund to provide a steady income stream that would help support their mission and activities.

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The purpose of Macon County Legacy is to encourage local people to include charitable giving in their estate plans through bequests and gifts in their wills.

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The Mary Dickey Legacy Fund was created at her retirement by parents and students who had been touched by Mrs. Dickey's career. The purpose of the fund is to support and promote the mission, purpose, and activities of Decatur Christian School.

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This fund was created by generous donors to provide funding for Meridian High School students entering vocational and trades training programs.

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This fund was created generous donors and matching dollars from the Lumpkin Family Foundation to provide a permanent source of capacity building microgrants to non-profit organizations in Macon County.

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Created by Doug & Peg Schmalz and matching funds from ADM, the Mt. Zion Schools Endowment Fund provides distributions directed by the superintendent's reccomendations to support the mission and activities of the Mt. Zion schools.

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The fund was created to receive charitable contributions for the construction/creation of the Mt. Zion Fletcher Park and its ongoing upkeep and maintenance activities.

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This fund was created to receive local monetary donations to the National Association of Letter Carriers annual Food Drive.

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The Noon Kiwanis Club created this fund to provide an annual scholarship to a local student.

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Northeast Community Fund created this fund to provide for the ongoing support of the work and mission of Northeast.

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This fund was created to receive contributions that will support the mission and work of the Prairie Flower Montessori School.

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Created by friends and family of Rita Cornille in her memory following a courageous battle with breast cancer, this fund provides assistance in various forms to both patients and their families while navigating the difficult journey of a cancer diagnosis.

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The Macon County Conservation District created this endowed agency fund to provide a steady income stream that would help support the Rock Springs Nature Center.

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Created by Robert Schwandt, this fund provide a disbursement to the RCC Foundation for the Schwandt-Albert Professional Development Fund at Richland Community College Scholarship Fund each Spring.

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Created by their father, Ken Robinson, this memorial fund provides funding for local extracurricular educational needs.

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Created by a generous anonymous donor, this fund provides multiple full scholarships annually to St. Patrick Catholic School, with the goal of someday providing a full scholarship for every student there.

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The is fund was created by Staley Credit Union with the ultimate goal of providing scholarships.

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Disbursements from this fund help provide education and outreach regarding teen health.

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The Grand Victoria Foundation provided a $1 Million dollar grant to this endowed fund as part of the statewide Communityworks initiative. The annual earnings from this fund are used to help cover the administrative costs of The Foundation.

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Created by the Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly, this fund was created to provide funding to add names and to support the repair and maintenance of the Worker's Memorial located at 253 E Wood Street, Decatur, IL.

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This endowed fund was created by a generous gift from Doug and Peg Schmalz. In addition to their original gift, Doug and Peg also provided a $25,000 matching challenge gift if other donors would step forward. Together these funds provide a steady income stream that help to support the mission and activities of Theatre 7.

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Created by local area libraries, the Think Outside the Barn Fund provides funding that allows local libraries to have an educational presence during the Farm Progress Show held in Macon County.

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The United Way of Decatur and Mid Illinois created this endowed fund to receive gifts that would help support the work and the grantmaking of the United Way.

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Created by Webster Cantrell Hall, this endowment fund provides quarterly distributions to help support the mission and work of WCH.

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This fund was created by the Decatur World War II Memorial Committee and the contributions of numerous local donors to create and maintain the WWII Memorial located south of the Decatur Civic Center as a permanent monument to the bravery and sacrifices of those who served in the military during that war.

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Created by the Decatur Family YMCA, this endowment fund provides annual distributions to help support the mission and work of the YMCA.

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Disbursements from this fund support the mission and granting activities of Young Leaders in Action. YLIA is focused on helping young people develop lifelong values of generosity and leadership, and to build strong and caring communities.

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