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.

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 and criteria are yet to be determined.

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

Available funding

  • Total amount of funding available: $100,000
  • Minimum grant amount: $2,500
  • Maximum grant amount per organization: $20,000


  • Have 501(c) 3 status from the Internal Revenue Service or be a qualified charitable, religious or government organization
  • An organization must have been in existence for at least two years (based on the date of IRS determination letter) and have achieved a record of effective service and sustainability
  • 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 Oct. 1, 2022
  • Impact100 grants announced Nov. 15, 2022.

More Information

Questions about the competitive grant cycle and application process should be directed to CFMC President Natalie Beck at or by calling 217.429.3000.