Racial Equity Fund Grant Recipients

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.

$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

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