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.

2021 Awardees

The 2021 funding focus priority was issues of healthcare access and outcomes. The 2021 Impact100 grant awardees and the grant total each received:

  • HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Health Connect, a program for area residents without access to primary care, $20,000
  • Old King’s Orchard Community Center, OKOCC Youth Recreation for Success Program, a program offered for inner city youth, $20,000
  • Richland Community College, On-Site Mental Health Services at Richland, a program offering mental health services at RCC in collaboration with Crossing Healthcare, $20,000

    RCC 2021 impact 1000 grant awardee
  • Salvation Army of Decatur and Macon County, Men’s Transitional Housing Shelter Program Coordinator, $20,000
  • Community Missions, Supporting Frontline Healthcare, offering support for the needs of frontline healthcare workers, $14,000
  • Millikin University, Torrence Park Revitalization Project, $6000

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

Eligibility

  • 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

Capacity

  • 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

  • The 2022 grant application process will be announced in 2022. Watch here for details!

More Information

Questions about the competitive grant cycle and application process should be directed to Director of Strategic Grantmaking Tony Holly at tholly@maconcountygives.org or by calling 217.429.3000.