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

The Community Foundation of Macon County is devoted to enhancing the quality of life in Macon County and enriching our community now and in the future. We work with our generous donors to help meet the pressing needs in our society and build upon great ideas for our future.

The Community Foundation provides leadership and resources to help achieve positive change, representing the work of many hearts and hands spanning years of dedication to Macon County.

It is through this work and spirit of generosity the Impact100 Grant program was created. Each year, the Impact100 program provides a minimum of $100,000 in Macon County community grants.

Information about Impact100

Funding Focus

Through the Impact100 Grant Program, The Community Foundation of Macon County aims to build community capacity and support individual and community well-being. The 2022 focus is to fund programs, projects and initiatives that focus on building and strengthening the resilience of individuals, families and our community to help improve mental well-being outcomes.

The hosting organization/agency is required to be located in and have a governing board in Macon County, Illinois

Available funding

  • 2022 total amount of funding available: $100,000
  • Minimum grant amount: $2,500
  • Maximum grant amount per organization: $25,000


  • Have 501(c) 3 status from the Internal Revenue Service or be a qualified charitable, religious or government organization.
  • Organization must be located in Macon County, Illinois.
  • The grantmaking process of The Community Foundation of Macon County prioritizes 501c3 organizations that are recognized by the IRS as operating public charities.


  • Provide evidence of sound management and administration.
  • Document capacity to mobilize resources including financial support, in-kind support, partnerships and volunteers to sustain programs where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate organizational expertise in delivering quality programs and services.

Needs and Impact

  • Provide evidence of planning to address community needs.
  • Include a statement regarding projected outcomes as result of the grant.

Timeline to Apply

  • Impact100 grant application portal opens Sept. 1, 2022
  • Impact100 grant application portal closes Sept. 30, 2022
  • Impact100 grants announced Nov. 15, 2022

More Information

Questions about the competitive grant cycle and application process should be directed to CFMC Director of Communications, Rachel Moran, at or by calling 217.429.3000.