Strengthening the nonprofit community through grantmaking and other services is critical to our mission of building a better community.

The Community Foundation of Macon County helps nonprofits carry out their important work by awarding grants, forging community partnerships and educating community philanthropists and partners about the organizations that are most aligned with their charitable interests.

CommunityWorks Endowment Fund

In 2022, the CommunityWorks Endowment Fund awarded $200,000 in community grants to not-for-profit organizations in Macon County. This program funds three priority areas: workforce development, education and environmental sustainability.

Impact100 Grant Program

Annually, the Impact100 Grant Program contributes $100,000 in community grants to not-for-profit organizations in Macon County.

Equity and Inclusion Grants

The Equity and Inclusion Fund and the Racial Equity Fund provide grant funding to move us toward a more equitable and inclusive society and support the causes and organizations that recognize, value and embrace the differences among us.

Grants from Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds are personalized philanthropic vehicles to which you make a charitable contribution, receive immediate tax benefit and recommend grants to nonprofit organizations from the fund over time.


Microgrants are strategic investments in people and organizations to be used to defray the cost of attending programs targeted at improving the management, governance and leadership of the applicant organization.

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