Racial Equity Fund Grant Recipients

2023 Racial Equity Grants

$5,000 to Glad Tidings Church to support the Night to Shine/Tim Tebow Foundation Prom

$3,000 to Children's Museum of Illinois

$2,500 to Decatur Area Arts Council Storytellers a celebration of black artists February month-long exhibit and student engagement

$2,000 to Millikin University

$2,000 to SkyWalker Outreach Services, Inc.

$1,500 to Decatur Family YMCA

$1,500 to Decatur Memorial Hospital Foundation

$1,500 to Baum Elementary School

$1,250 to Decatur Family YMCA

$1,000 to Coalition of Neighborhood Organizations

2022 Racial Equity Grants

$5,000 to CHICO (Centro for Hispanic and Immigrant Community Opportunities) to support resources and advocacy for Hispanic residents

$5,000 to the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois for DEI training.

$4,264 to Parsons Elementary School for educational video about the life of Judge James Benton Parsons

$2,500 to Skywalker Outreach Services, Inc. to support community programming.

$2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club for staff conference attendance

$2,500 to Salvation Army to support DEI-A Community Training

$2,500 to Decatur Cares Rescue Mission to support outreach services

$2,250 to Millikin University to support Decatur Peace Summit

$1,000 to Richland Community College Minority Mentor Protégé Program

$1,000 to Decatur Parks Foundation for bringing Santa to 3 inner-city neighborhood parks via helicopter

$ 623 to Robertson Charter School

$ 500 to Macon County Conservation Foundation to support library books about indigenous native Indian populations

2021 Racial Equity Grants

$5,000 to The Public Painted Pianos Project in Macon County for placing and maintaining pianos at Boys & Girls Club, Hope Academy and MRI, Inc.

$2,500 to Decatur Youth Football League

$2,500 to Decatur Junior Football League

$1,500 to Shemilah Outreach Center for youth programming

$1,334 to The Salvation Army of Decatur & Macon County to support men's shelter/homeless outreach

$1,000 to Macon County CASA for Healing Illinois nonprofit organization staff/board leadership

$1,000 to The Black Student Union at Millikin University to support racial equity education on campus

$1,000 to Forefront for Virtual Summit sponsorship

$1,000 to Webster Cantrell Youth Advocacy for youth programming

$500 to Boys & Girls Club of Decatur to support staff training

$500 to Dynamic Threat Majorette Dance Team and Factory

$180 to Children's Museum of Illinois for Shemilah's Outreach Trip

2020 Racial Equity Grants

$6,000 to Water Street Mission to feed homeless

$4,000 to Church of the Living God, PGT Temple 1, to support community toy drive

$2,500 to Shemilah Outreach Center for youth programming