Impact100

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 $100,000 in Macon County community grants. The 2021 funding priority will be announced in June 2021 and the grant application process opens in July 1, 2021.

2020 Impact100 Grant Recipients

2020 Program Details

In 2020, The Community Foundation of Macon County awarded 8 grants to Macon County Nonprofit Organizations through our Impact100 Grant Program. The funding priority for the 2020 grant cycle was social justice and inclusion. CFMC Board Trustee Judge Lisa Holder White chaired the funding committee. Preference in funding was given to programs that assist and impact the following:

  • People of color
  • Youth and young adults of color ages 11-24 years old
  • People who have been incarcerated
  • Immigrants
  • Vulnerable and marginalized populations
  • Families with low incomes and very low incomes

Organizations were also asked to demonstrate a commitment to racial equity and have executive leadership, board and staff that are representative of the communities served.

2020 Award Winners

  • Salvation Army of Decatur - $5,000
  • Old Kings Orchard Community Center- $9,569
  • CASA - $10,000
  • RESTORE with Project Read - $10,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Decatur - $15,000
  • Your Money Matters - $15,081
  • MDH Foundation - $15,350
  • African American Cultural & Genealogical Society - $20,000

More Information

Questions about the competitive grant cycle and application process should be directed to Terrence "TAT" Taylor, ttaylor@maconcountygives.org or by calling 217-429-3000.

2019 Program Details

In 2019, The Community Foundation of Macon County awarded eleven grants to Macon County Nonprofit organizations through the Impact100 Grant Program. CFMC Board Trustee Judge Lisa Holder White chaired the funding committee. The funding priority for the 2019 grant cycle was education and youth programs serving adolescents, ages birth through 18. Eligibility included but was not limited to:

  • Expanding educational opportunities, fostering creativity, and enhancing academic experiences for youth in Macon County
  • Promoting opportunities for youth service, leadership, and development.
  • Supporting programs working with disadvantaged youth and families
  • Providing training and support for educators/providers/families

The recipients of the 2019 Impact100 Grants were notified of their award by June 30 and all grantees were visited by Community Foundation Staff and Board Members to learn more on the impact the organizations have on the citizens of Macon County.

2019 Award Winners

  • Decatur Junior Football League - $10,000
  • Chess Team South Shores Elementary - $10,000
  • Mt. Zion Braves Social and Emotional Learning Project - $10,000
  • Sangamon Valley Post-Secondary Education Initiative -$10,000
  • STARR (School for Therapeutic and Recreational Riding) -$10,000
  • Experience ART: Field Trips -$5,000
  • Head Start STEM Labs -$10,000
  • Eisenhower High School Band Instruments -$10,000
  • Enhancing Workplace Learning Experiences for High School Students -$10,000
  • Kids Club of Decatur -$5,000
  • TECH Go Camp -$10,000