G1VE365 Giving Circle

For community members looking to pool their donations and collectively award impactful grants, the GiVE365 Giving Circle is a perfect fit.

You are invited to be part of a collective giving initiative that gives you a voice in selecting grantees and donating to organizations. Inspired, collective giving makes an impact on our members and on grantees-bringing those two together in a meaningful way that creates more intentional philanthropists and builds a greater Macon County.

You can make a HUGE difference in your community for just a $1 a day. Pooled together with other generous and engaged community members, your impact will be powerful.

You can join the GiVE365 Giving Circle any time during the year, and your membership will be good for 365 days. You can join as an Annual Member for as little as $31 per month or with a one-time payment of $365. Couples may join for $365; receiving one vote and two invitations to attend functions.

G1VE365 Program Details

G1VE365 hosts events throughout the year as a benefit for members. Many events include opportunities for increased interaction with grantees and the nonprofit community. We are happy to welcome prospective G1VErs for one member event before deciding to join, so feel free to bring a friend along.

February 14 – Launch G1VE365 campaign launches

August 1 - Voting begins to select 2020 grant theme

August 15 – 2020 grant theme announced - social event for G1VE365 members

Sept 6 – Grant applications made available

September 30 – Grant application deadline

October 1-10 – G1VE365 members vote online to select 3 finalists

October 14–30 – G1VE365 members invited to meet/greet/tour events at the 3 nonprofit grant finalists (exact dates to be scheduled)

November 4– 5 – G1VE365 members vote online

November 20 – Grant award recipients/funding amounts announced live on Byers & Co. at 6:20 a.m.

December 1– Giving Tuesday grant award ceremonies

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

G1VE365 members vote to select organizations and funding distribution amounts.

Yes. The annual member contribution is $365 per person/couple.

Chasity Casey, Director of Finance & Donors Services, and a G1VE365 member! Contact Chasity at 429-3000 or ccasey@maconcountygives.org

G1VE365 Giving Circle Impact

The Giving Circle has made $69,800 in community grants since 2012!

  • Baby Talk $1,100
  • Boys & Girls Club of Decatur $5,350
  • Central Illinois Christians in Missions $2,000
  • Decatur Area Arts Council $1,200
  • Decatur Family YMCA $5,000
  • Decatur Public Schools Foundation $1,000
  • Decatur School District #61 $5,000
  • Dennis Lab School $5,000
  • DMCOC $5,000
  • DOVE $1,500
  • Eisenhower High School $5,000
  • Glad Tidings Assembly of God $5,000
  • Macon County CASA $5,000
  • Northeast Community Fund $5,800
  • Parsons Elementary School $5,000
  • STARR $1,500
  • Yoga 4 Cats $5,000
  • WSOY Food Drive $350

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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