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 is issues of healthcare access and outcomes. The grant application process is open July 1 through Aug. 3, 2021. Grant recipients will be notified Sept. 14, 2021.

2021 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 2021 funding focus is on addressing issues of healthcare access and outcomes.

Criteria

Preference in funding will be given to applications focusing on the following criteria:

  • Organizations/programs that assist in providing access to healthcare, including vaccinations and other wellness and preventive care services that can aid in early detection and treatment of health conditions.
  • Organizations/programs that aid in providing access to health-related services and information, including education.
  • Organizations/programs that help eliminate barriers to healthcare and address other factors that prevent healthy outcomes in individuals and families.
  • Organizations/programs that exhibit a strong commitment to decreasing one or more Macon County health issues, including but not limited to preventable cancer and other diseases, smoking; obesity; physical inactivity; drug and alcohol abuse; sexually transmitted diseases; and behavioral/mental health concerns.
  • Organizations that actively develop, lead and support youth programs to address health issues within that age group, including mental disorders, smoking/vaping, substance abuse and lack of adequate nutrition.
  • Organizations that optimize healthy aging for the older adults in our community through programs on physical activity, personal care, socialization and other activities that enhance quality of life.
  • Organizations/programs committed to addressing environmental issues that can lead to healthcare ailments.

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

  • July 1, 2021: Application period opens
  • Aug. 3, 2021: Applications due at midnight. (there will be no technical assistance after 5 p.m. CST)
  • Sept. 14, 2021: Grant announcements made

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.

2020 Impact100 Grant Recipients