Microgrants help nonprofit Macon County Legacy members obtain strategies and skills to enhance professional and organizational productivity.

Microgrants may be used for conferences and training expenses, as well as for travel costs associated with attending the conference/training.

Application Process

2022 recipients were announced April 12, 2022. Watch here for details about the 2023 grant application process which opens February 15.


Microgrants help fund nonprofit staff and board member trainings and professional development programs of choice. Microgrants are strategic investments in people and organizations to be used to defray the cost of attending programs that are targeted at improving the management, governance and leadership of the applicant organization.

The maximum grant amount awarded per organization is $1,500, and the organization must pay no less than 20 percent of the total cost of the training.

  • Microgrants will support only FUTURE opportunities, not trainings or professional development already completed.
  • Organization may apply for only one microgrant per cycle.
  • Organization must be a member of Macon County Legacy Group.

Note: Preference will be given to organizations with an annual budget of less than $1 million. Also, the grantmaking process of The Community Foundation of Macon County prioritizes 501c3 organizations that are recognized by the IRS as operating public charities.

Dollars are tight in most organizations ... please don't miss out on this great opportunity!

2022 Microgrant Awardees

Curious to know what organizations were awarded microgrants in 2022? See who was chosen!

Have Questions?

Please contact CFMC President Natalie Beck at 217.429.3000 or nbeck@maconcountygives.org..

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