The G1VE365 Giving Circle


What is G1VE365?

Together, we are stronger.
G1VE365 is a group of individuals who believe in the power of giving together to improve our community.

By joining G1VE365, your donation of one dollar a day is combined with the donations of other group members to have greater positive impact on our community –– more than each person's donation can accomplish alone.

You help guide the funding choices.
As a member, you're part of a collective giving initiative that gives you a voice and a vote in donating thousands of dollars each year to help fund inspiring local nonprofit organizations. Once yearly, group members meet to vote on which organizations receive grants from their pooled funding. Typically, individual grant awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Yearly membership also includes tours of area nonprofits, educational socials about philanthropy and other benefits (see below).

Joining G1VE365 is easy.

Become an annual member at any point during the year for just under $31 per month or make a one-time payment of $365. Couples may join for $365 total and receive one vote per couple. Prospective G1VE365 members are welcome to attend one event before joining. To join now, click here.

Membership Benefits

Collective Positive Impact

By pooling your dollars with others, you're helping provide greater financial support to local nonprofits. G1VE365 grants allow the selected nonprofits an opportunity to implement or enhance meaningful programs and projects in the Macon County area.

Education

As a member, you'll learn about community issues and the nonprofits in Macon County working to address them -- through online communications and optional in-person events and facility tours. Learn how to be a strategic philanthropist, and see the work of local nonprofits firsthand.

Engagement and Fellowship

You will receive regular G1VE365 communications about upcoming events, the grant cycle, stories of grantee successes and member spotlights. Membership offers opportunities to meet and interact with like-minded people like yourself who want our community to thrive, and you'll also receive invitations to special G1VE365 and Community Foundation events.

G1VE365 Impact

Since 2012, G1VE365 has awarded $81,800 in community grants!

  • Baby TALK, $2,100
  • Boys & Girls Club of Decatur, $5,350
  • Central Illinois Christians in Missions, $2,000
  • Crossing Healthcare, $1,000
  • Decatur Area Arts Council, $2,200
  • Decatur Family YMCA, $6,000
  • Decatur Public Schools Foundation, $1,000
  • Decatur Salvation Army, $1,000
  • Decatur School District No. 61, $5,000
  • Dennis Lab School, $5,000
  • DMCOC, $5,000
  • DOVE, Inc., $1,500
  • Eisenhower High School, $5,000
  • Glad Tidings Assembly of God, $5,000
  • Macon County CASA, $6,000
  • Macon Resources, Inc., $1,000
  • Near Westside Restoration and Preservation Society, $1,000
  • Northeast Community Fund, $5,800
  • Old King's Orchard Community Center, $1,000
  • Parsons Elementary School, $5,000
  • Project Read Plus, $1,000
  • STARR, $1,500
  • Veterans Recognition of Central Illinois, $1,000
  • Water Street Mission, $1,000
  • WSOY Community Food Drive, $350
  • Yoga4Cats, $5,000

Our Mission

G1VE365 unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective positive impact in Macon County.

Our Values

G1VE365 advances the well-being of Macon County by:

  • Equipping members with the experiences and knowledge for making meaningful contributions to the community.
  • Exposing members to a diverse range of social issues and to the community-based efforts to address them.
  • Supporting a wide range of nonprofit and community-based projects in the Macon County area.
  • Leveraging financial, social and human capital for collective philanthropic impact; and
  • Building and growing a fellowship of informed and engaged donors.

Frequently Asked Questions

At the heart of G1VE365 is the grantmaking process, during which members review a diverse range of social issues and learn about the community-based efforts to address them. As a member, you're part of a collective giving initiative that gives you a voice in selecting grantees and donating thousands of dollars to the selected organizations.

G1VE365 members vote annually to select the organizations receiving funding.

Yes. The annual member contribution of $365 per person or couple is tax deductible.

Have more questions?

Contact Chasity Casey, Director of Finance & Donor Services at The Community Foundation of Macon County, at 217-429-3000 or ccasey@maconcountygives.org.

Community Wish List

If you’d like to make a difference but you’re not sure how or where you want to donate, please consider funding one of more items from our Community Wish List.

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