Community Wish List

The Community Foundation prides itself on bringing people who care together with causes that matter.

The Community Wish List assists the Heart of Illinois Community Foundation in our programming because if we don’t know the needs of our community, we can’t connect donors with those causes. We will update this list quarterly, sharing specific wishes from the Macon County Legacy nonprofit members.

If you're a Macon County Legacy Member looking to make updates to your wish list, please email Rachel Moran, HICF Director of Communications, at rmoran@heartofillinois.org.

Item/Purpose $ Amount % Funded
$25 Gas Cards (100)
Richland Community College Foundation — Gas cards for students to ensure that the rising cost of fuel does not create a barrier for continuing their education at Richland Community College.
$2,500
0%
(20) $15 food gift cards to McDonalds
Dove, Inc. — Dove, Inc. Moultrie County Domestic Violence Program for help with clients’ needs
$300
0%
(30) $40 food gift cards to Kirby Foods IGA - Sullivan, IL
Dove, Inc. — Dove, Inc. Moultrie County Domestic Violence Program for help with clients needs
$1,200
0%
(5) Laptop Computers
Salvation Army of Decatur & Macon County — for use in Men’s Shelter for resumes and online classes and programming (asking for up to 5 laptops)
$7,500
0%
1 Laptop
Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — For use by an employee
$1,599
0%
1 security door strike
Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc.
$1,200
0%
10 Computers
World Service Enterprise Organization — Computers will help give children access to more resources for school, educational events and history
$3,000
0%
10 iPhones ($599 each)
Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — For connecting with children, foster and biological parents, caseworkers, and more.
$5,990
0%
10 Laptops
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois — For the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to Girl Scouts and for the support of our adult volunteers.
$13,000
0%
10' x 14' Storage Shed
God's Shelter of Love, Inc.
$3,500
0%
100 - Walmart Gift Cards ($30 Increments)
Old King's Orchard Community Center — For our youth participants
$3,000
0%
12 Days of Christmas Gifts Good Samaritan Inn
Good Samaritan Inn — Provide gifts for 250 patrons served for 12 days in December. Cost is $250/day.
$3,000
0%
12' x 20' storage shed
Community Environmental Council - Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead — Store equipment of the Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park.
$10,000
0%
15 Passenger Shuttle Bus
The Inc. Spot — Young BOSS program, EMT program
$56,000
0%
15 Passenger Van
Sista Girls and Friends
$30,000
0%
16 Storage Baskets
God's Shelter of Love, Inc. — For Careage House Overnight Emergency Shelter
$576
0%
2 - 123 ABC Butterfly Fun Rectangle Rug
Decatur Day Care Center
$520
0%
2 - Lakeshore 3-Wheel Scooter
Decatur Day Care Center
$229
0%
2 - Lakeshore Easy-Ride Chopper
Decatur Day Care Center
$299
0%
2 - Lakeshore Jumbo Trike
Decatur Day Care Center
$299
0%
2 - Lakeshore School Trikes
Decatur Day Care Center
$279
0%
2 - Lakeshore Scooter Trike
Decatur Day Care Center
$229
0%
2 Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
World Service Enterprise Organization — 1 AED for Thrift Shop, 1 AED for Youth Center and to take to community events.
$1,100
0%
2 Commercial Freezers
World Service Enterprise Organization — To support the storage of food to give to families in need
$5,000
0%
2 Desktop Computers
The Inc. Spot
$2,000
0%
2 desktops
Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc.
$2,000
0%
2 New Vacuum Cleaners
Old King's Orchard Community Center — Shark Professional Lift-Away Upright ( or comparable)
$598
0%
2 Tricycles
Macon Resources, Inc. — With Seat for Persons Served to Ride
$1,250
0%
2 Used Shuttle Buses with Wheel Chair accessibility for Senior Services
World Service Enterprise Organization
$80,000
0%
2024 Child Development Associate (CDA) graduation supplies
Baby TALK — Graduation will be held on May 29, 2024
$500
0%
2024 Crime Scene Investigation Camp at UIS (10 participants, $149 each)
The Mamie D. Hayes Educational Foundation — As we continue to connect our students to careers in public safety, we would like to register 10 students to attend the UIS Crime Scene Investigation camp. The camp is created for high school students interested in science and discovery. The exciting world of crime scene simulation training will be explored through hands-on experience. Students will develop forensic skills in evidence collection, fingerprinting, blood analysis, and forensic interviewing, all while engaging in problem-based learning activities.
$1,490
0%
25 Available - Book Scholarships for Dual Credit Students
Richland Community College Foundation — $250 each. Education should be accessible to all. Help us break down financial barriers for dual credit students by funding book scholarships. Your generosity will ensure that these aspiring minds have the necessary resources to excel in their studies, creating a ripple effect of positive change in our community.
$6,250
0%
25 Available - Fund a Student in the Richland Alumni Mentorship Program
Richland Community College Foundation — $500 per student. Investing in the future means investing in our students. By funding a Richland Alumni Mentorship Program student, you become a key player in shaping the next generation of leaders. Your contribution will provide invaluable guidance, support, and inspiration, setting the stage for a successful and fulfilling future for both mentor and mentee.
$12,500
0%
25 Available - Hotel Rooms
Richland Community College Foundation — $400 each. No student should have to face homelessness while pursuing their education. Your support provides emergency housing for up to 25 students from Macon County with the goal of removing any barriers that will impact their ability to persist and complete their education at Richland Community College and adversely impact their mental health.
$10,000
0%
3 - Lakeshore First Trike
Decatur Day Care Center
$229
0%
3 iPads with apple pencils ($449/iPad and $99/pencil)
Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — To complete electronic paperwork during court
$1,644
0%
3D Printing Suite
Thinkwell — Formlabs Form 3+ Resin 3D printer package and tools
$10,000
0%
4 Short storage cabinets
Special Olympics Illinois — (2 for Decatur office and 1 for Mattoon office and 1 for Tuscola Office)
$440
0%
4 Wireless Vital Sign Monitors
HSHS St. Mary's Foundation — Wireless monitors interface directly with EPIC and the vitals flow automatically and instantly into the documentation system. These vital sign monitors are a great time saver and reduce the risk of error in manually entering the information.
$14,395
0%
40 - $25 Gas Cards
Webster Cantrell Youth Advocacy — For parents to get to out of town medical appointments for their children
$1,000
0%
40 Used Shopping Carts ($130 each)
Sunshine Supplies for Teachers — for patrons to use while shopping
$5,200
0%
5 Available - CDL Licensing for Heartland Tech Academy Students
Richland Community College Foundation — $4,000 each. Support the aspirations of our Heartland Tech Academy Dual Credit Students by funding Commercial Driver's License (CDL) certifications. Your contribution will open doors to exciting career opportunities in the transportation industry, empowering students to navigate toward a future filled with promise and potential.
$20,000
0%
5 Chromebooks
Salvation Army of Decatur & Macon County — for Youth Programming ($150 each)
$750
0%
5 laptops
Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc.
$5,000
0%
50 - Gas Cards ($25 each)
Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — Assist with volunteer travel
$1,200
0%
6 - 5-Shelf Heavy Duty Wire Shelving Units ($72 a piece)
Operation Warm Fuzzy — For storage, organization and preparation of items to be distributed to recipients in need.
$450
0%
6 Available - Outdoor Furniture for Student Pavillions
Richland Community College Foundation — $2,500 each. Enhance the student experience by providing outdoor furniture for our pavilions. These spaces are not just places to relax but also hubs for collaboration and connection. Your contribution will create a welcoming environment for students to engage, exchange ideas, and build a sense of community.
$15,000
0%
6 Hulken Vinyl tote on wheels
Special Olympics Illinois — $100 each
$600
0%
6 Rolling White Boards
Macon Resources, Inc.
$1,800
0%
6 Stair-Climber Wheeled Teacher Utility Carts
Project Read Plus
$540
0%
6 Uline Jumbo totes on wheels
Special Olympics Illinois — $100 each
$600
0%
70- Kroger Gift Cards ($50 Increments)
Old King's Orchard Community Center — For family members of our youth needing support
$3,500
0%
8 Sets of Steel Bunk Beds with guard rails and ladder
God's Shelter of Love, Inc. — For Careage House Overnight Emergency Shelter
$5,250
0%
8 Swim Team Back Stroke Wedges
Decatur Family YMCA
$2,000
0%
AED Defibrillator
Decatur Day Care Center — Heartshine Samaritan PAD with child/pediatric PAD Pack
$1,114
0%
African-American Cultural & Genealogical Museum Elevator
African-American Cultural & Genealogical Museum — The African American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois, Inc. Museum operates out of a three-story building. The current building structure does not allow access for people with physical disabilities including the wheelchair bound and families with strollers. Our handicapped community (of children and adults) are deprived of the opportunity to visit the museum, learn about cultural diversity, and enjoy the many historical exhibits and other features experienced by much of the community and tourists throughout each year.
$400,000
0%
Ambulance (used, but drivable)
Richland Community College Foundation — A used, but drivable Ambulance would allow Richland faculty to provide real-life, hands-on learning to Richland EMT & EMS students.
$50,000
0%
Angel Membership Program
Children's Museum of Illinois — $125 donation covers 1 membership. The goal is 200 free family admissions for 12 months.
$25,000
20%
Annual flowers for 70+ downtown and Eldorado St. planters
Beautify Decatur Coalition
$1,500
0%
Art Supplies
Macon Resources, Inc.
$500
0%
Art supplies for classes
Decatur Area Arts Council
$1,500
0%
Avioms
Decatur House of Prayer — 10 are needed at $489 a piece
$4,890
0%
Backpack Event Assistance
World Service Enterprise Organization — Looking for assistance with backpack event on August 9th. Funds will provide activities, food, drinks, backpacks and school supplies for 500.
$5,000
0%
Band Instruments
St. Teresa Educational Foundation — We are in need of a Sousaphone, Baritone Saxophone, marching French Horn, marching Baritone, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Drum & stand
$15,538
0%
Bathroom Renovation Basement
The Inc. Spot
$11,000
0%
Bement CUSD 5 - 2 Dry Erase Tables
To be used in K-12 Business Technology classes
$800
0%
Bement CUSD 5 - Kiln for K-12 Art Classes
$4,580
0%
Board Games and Puzzles
Macon Resources, Inc.
$250
0%
Branded Gifts for Volunteers
Engineer in the Classroom — Our program is completely supported by volunteers - we'd like to re-pay them for their involvement with some fun STEM-centric giveaways - EITC Engineering/Graph Paper, EITC Drafting/Drawing Pencils, EITC Duct Tape (because what engineers toolbox is complete without a roll of duct tape...) have all been discussed as unique and engineer-friendly gifts.
$2,000
0%
Breast Pumps
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois — Many of the families that stay in our homes are new mothers that are unable to breast feed immediately or without financial resources to purchase a breast pump. We are seeking three breast pumps for our houses for new mothers to use.
$4,500
0%
Budget Planner - Macon County
Dove, Inc. — 10 Monthly Budget Books with Expense Tracker Notebook, Undated Bill Organizer & Finance Planner to assist families with money management
$100
0%
Budget Planner - Moultrie County
Dove, Inc. — 10 Monthly Budget Books with Expense Tracker Notebook, Undated Bill Organizer & Finance Planner to assist families with money management
$100
0%
Budget Planner - Piatt County
Dove, Inc. — 10 Monthly Budget Books with Expense Tracker Notebook, Undated Bill Organizer & Finance Planner to assist families with money management
$100
0%
Buffed Concrete Dining Room Floor
Good Samaritan Inn
$30,000
0%
Building Upgrades
Thinkwell — Install windows for natural light in the Makerspace
$30,000
0%
Bulk Storage Shelves
Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity — 10- 96x48x96, for use in ReStore and storage.
$5,000
0%
Business Startup Program
The Inc. Spot
$10,000
0%
Car Cleaning Kit for 2024 Ripple Motor Show recipient
Ripple Foundation, The — Cleaning kit will be donated to the recipient of the 2024 Ripple Motor Show donation van.
$100
0%
Car litter bags
Beautify Decatur Coalition
$1,300
0%
Cash donations to help pay monthly vet bills of approximately $1,200.00 each month
Each animal brought to the shelter is tested for various diseases (FIV, parasites, etc.) vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped.
$1,200
0%
CDR Tool Scholarship at Richland Community College
Ripple Foundation, The — This fund is aimed to assist with tool costs for those pursuing a career in the automotive industry. Currently the fund has $2250, it is our goal to reach $10000 and turn the fund into an endowment. It was established in honor of Chris Ripple’s 50th birthday, who worked 30 years as an automotive repair technician.
$10,000
0%
Cheer Mats
Millikin University — 9 cheer mats @ $700 a piece for Millikin's award winning Cheer team
$6,300
0%
Christmas Lights for Downtown and Transfer House
Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau — Every year we purchase all the lights for downtown and the Transfer House for the holidays! We have an amazing partnership with the IBEW. They donate all their workers, and we pay for dinner after. We pay for dinner after the takedown as well to say thank you and they are appreciated.
$2,000
0%
Classroom Supplies
Macon Resources, Inc.
$500
0%
Classroom tables and chairs
Boys and Girls Club of Decatur
$3,500
0%
CNC Plasma Table used to cut metal
Meridian Ag Foundation
$30,000
100% funded
Color Printer and Toner for SIA Office
Southside Improvement Association
$800
0%
Computer Lab
Sista Girls and Friends — 10 Desktop Computers ($4000.00) Smart Board and 2 Laptops ($5000.00)
$9,000
0%
Computer Work Station
Decatur Area Arts Council
$900
0%
Concrete Cornhole game forms for Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park
Community Environmental Council - Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead
$1,500
100% funded
Day camp playground balls/jump ropes and Childcare toys/rug
Decatur Parks Foundation
$1,000
0%
Dental Care for Head Start Students
Empowerment Opportunity Center
$5,000
0%
Desktop Computer
PawPrint Ministries
$1,800
0%
Desktop Computer
The Mamie D. Hayes Educational Foundation — For MDH Foundation Office
$1,300
0%
Desktop Computer and Accessories for SIA Office
Southside Improvement Association
$1,500
0%
Donation Pick-up Truck
Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity — Increase donation options with a smaller vehicle for practicality and reduced fuel usage
$20,000
0%
Drama Supplies
St. Teresa Educational Foundation — Drama production royalty fees, drama room whiteboard, production power drills, storage shelves
$3,300
0%
Electrical Equipment for Stage
Decatur House of Prayer
$1,000
0%
Electrical Upgrades
Thinkwell — Additional outlets and power distribution in Makerspace
$15,000
0%
Elmo Document Reader
Decatur Area Arts Council
$400
0%
Energy Assistance Grant
Energy Assistance Foundation — Warm Neighbors Cool Friends energy bill assistance for one moderate-income household in Macon County experiencing financial hardship. This grant will be applied directly to the recipient's Ameren Illinois energy bill.
$500
0%
Faculty Lounge Upgrades
St. Teresa Educational Foundation — 4 faculty lounge table and chairs , faculty lounge comfort height toilet
$2,250
0%
Fall, spring, and winter displays for Lincoln Square planters
Beautify Decatur Coalition
$1,500
0%
Family Mini-Van
Ripple Foundation, The — 2024 Ripple Motor Show Donation van. This vehicle can be under 10k range. Must have decent mileage, body, minimal rust and be mechanically sound. It will be given a proper facelift prior to big reveal at Ripple Motor Show. After event, vehicle will be donated to Northeast Community Fund.
$10,000
0%
Field Trips
Sista Girls and Friends — Including: College Visits, Trauma and Bonding activities
$5,000
0%
Fire Safe Cabinet
Baby TALK — Cabinet will be used to store historical and legal documents.
$3,000
0%
Floor Buffer
Northeast Community Fund
$5,000
0%
Food Truck
World Service Enterprise Organization
$55,000
0%
Full time Program Advocate for our Square 1 rental assistance/community supports program
Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc.
$50,000
0%
Full-day fieldtrip to St. Louis University Cadaver Lab for 24 certified nursing assistant students (registration, transportation, meals): $110 p/participant
The Mamie D. Hayes Educational Foundation — Over the course of three summers, beginning in 2021, MDH has supported the Six-Week Residential Certified Nursing Assistant Program for students in our community. To date, all of which have successfully completed the program. In planning for summer 2024, the Residential CNA program will expand to include two separate cohorts of 12 participants.
$2,640
0%
Fund a Scholarship for a child/teen
Decatur Parks Foundation — Every scholarship dollar will be used towards providing accessibility Park District programming to every member of our community.
$150
0%
Furnace repairs
Decatur Area Arts Council
$6,000
0%
Game Station Games
Salvation Army of Decatur & Macon County — Xbox Games, Nintendo Switch Games, PS5 Games – Youth Room Gaming Items. ($50 each)
$50
0%
Gas Cards for the 2024 Ripple Motor Show van recipient
Ripple Foundation, The — The gas cards will be donated to the recipient of the 2024 Ripple Motor Show donation van.
$500
0%
Generator and Installation
Good Samaritan Inn — ($25k for the generator and another $25k for installation). This would keep our freezers and coolers running during an emergency, and allow us to serve as a warming or cooling center with food service.
$50,000
0%
Grill for Springfield House
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois — For families or Meals From The Heart volunteers to cook nutritious and comforting food
$1,200
0%
Gym Equipment
Macon Resources, Inc.
$1,000
0%
Hallway Flooring
The Inc. Spot
$15,000
0%
HP LaserJet Pro Color Printer
The Mamie D. Hayes Educational Foundation
$450
0%
HR Database
Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc.
$18,000
0%
HVAC System Repairs
World Service Enterprise Organization — HVAC system repair at our senior center to repair damage done by vandalism.
$35,000
0%
Indoor Fire Sprinkler System
Webster Cantrell Youth Advocacy — WCYA needs to replace a section of their indoor fire sprinkler system. This is an immediate safety need.
$65,000
0%
Indoor Outdoor Carpet for Event Tents (Wayfair 6’x23’)
Special Olympics Illinois — Need 10 rolls
$1,600
0%
Industrial Retail Grade Gondola
Sunshine Supplies for Teachers — For products to be used in our store
$9,000
0%
Installation of electrical outlet in gallery
Decatur Area Arts Council
$1,000
0%
Insurance Policy
Ripple Foundation, The — Insurance Policy covered in full for first year of ownership of RMS Donation Van.
$1,500
0%
Inventory Management System
Northeast Community Fund
$5,000
0%
Items to stock Personal Essentials Pantry
Empowerment Opportunity Center
$5,000
0%
Keep It Safe! Traffic Sign
Decatur Day Care Center
$100
0%
Laminating Machine
Decatur Day Care Center
$2,712
0%
Laser Cutting Suite
Thinkwell — XTool P255W Desktop CO2 Laser Cutter and supporting materials
$7,500
0%
Laser Printer Ink and Paper
The Mamie D. Hayes Educational Foundation
$400
0%
Leadership Library
The Inc. Spot — Books, computers, furniture, room renovation
$15,000
0%
Light Table Manipulative Center
Decatur Day Care Center
$119
0%
Lighting Equipment for Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre
Millikin University — Lighting equipment for the University's student-run theatre company
$15,000
0%
Lighting repairs throughout building
Decatur Area Arts Council
$3,000
0%
Locking Cabinet
Macon Resources, Inc.
$200
0%
Logo Wear Shirts
Baby TALK — In order to promote the safety and identification of Baby TALK professionals conducting home visits in our community and for center-based teachers, shirts with the Baby TALK logo are requested for 60 employees at $20 per shirt.
$1,200
0%
MacArthur High School Greenhouse
Decatur Public Schools Foundation — Two generous local donors have contributed $40,000 to fund the purchase of a greenhouse for MacArthur High School’s Agriculture program. The initial $40,000 contribution covers the purchase cost and engineering for the structure. An additional $17,500 will provide sitework, footings, water and electric to erect the building. Eisenhower’s greenhouse has served both high school buildings to date, but the program has grown from 202 students Year 1 (2018) to 435 students currently (Year 4); adding this matching greenhouse at MacArthur will accommodate program expansion and provide the same horticulture courses at both high schools.
$17,500
0%
Mechanics 450 piece tool set (2)
Meridian Ag Foundation
$940
0%
Mobile Snack Pantry
Richland Community College Foundation — In the pursuit of academic excellence, hunger should never be a barrier. Your support for our Mobile Snack Pantry will ensure that students facing food insecurity have access to nourishing grab-and-go items. By providing this essential resource, we empower students to focus on their studies without the distraction of an empty stomach.
$4,000
0%
National ALICE Summit in January 2024
United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois — Cost is for 2 people to attend at a discounted rate.
$3,000
0%
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Youth Symposium
Sista Girls and Friends — Team Training
$15,000
0%
NCAA level Basketballs and Volleyballs
Salvation Army of Decatur & Macon County — for use with Youth Programs in our gym ($75 each)
$75
0%
New AED for Child Care Center
Decatur Family YMCA
$1,200
0%
New computers for Education and Outreach program (2 staff and an intern)
Children's Museum of Illinois
$1,800
0%
New Loader Tractor 100hp no cab
Macon County Fair Association — We have a loader tractor currently but are in need of a larger model to help maintain the grounds and move things around on the grounds.
$50,000
0%
New Office Doors
Greater St. Louis Area Council Scouting — Replace the two entrance doors at the Decatur Service Center
$2,500
0%
New or Gently Used Furniture
Sista Girls and Friends — For Student Lounge
$5,000
0%
New Privacy Fence around track
Macon County Fair Association — We would like to continue to improve our track conditions by putting a privacy fence around the track to increase safety.
$55,000
0%
New Security Doors and Reception Window
United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois
$3,000
0%
New Set of Tires
Ripple Foundation, The — Cover cost and installation of brand new all-weather tires on RMS Donation Van.
$500
0%
New Sign on corner of Route 51 North and Garfield
Special Olympics Illinois — From Benson Signs
$3,000
0%
New Socks and Underwear
Dove, Inc. — New items for distributing at the free children’s clothing room.
$1,200
0%
Obie Floor Projection
Decatur Day Care Center
$4,995
0%
Office Printer
Decatur House of Prayer
$800
0%
Office Supplies
Baby TALK — Office supplies to support the operations of Baby TALK to include printers, printer ink, copier expenses, file folders, paper, envelopes, etc.
$500
100% funded
Office Supplies
St. Teresa Educational Foundation — Nasco Grid dry-erase boards, high capacity shredder, 100 cup coffee maker, waiting room St. Teresa graphic, 2 Windows laptops
$2,608
0%
Office Supplies and Materials
Project Read Plus — to equip off-site centers where we will meet potential students and conduct assessments in places where they are comfortable
$550
0%
Oil Changes/Vehicle Maintenance
Ripple Foundation, The — Oil change gift cards or comparable to cover first year of maintenance of RMS Donation Van.
$500
0%
One Roll of Bullet Proof Window Covering
Old King's Orchard Community Center — This will be for our safe place program location on Orchard Street
$2,000
100% funded
Operating Room Ultrasound Equipment (Fujifilm Sonosite Visualization Tools)
Decatur Memorial Foundation — This ultrasound equipment is utilized by general and obstetric surgeons and is used to aid in various surgeries like port insertions, breast reconstruction, and all gynecological procedures. With increased patient flow (especially in obstetrics due to HSHS closure), surgeons have identified the need for an additional state-of-the-art ultrasound machine. This system has the capability to evolve with hospital needs, has a customizable smart touch screen, and will help produce better clinical outcomes.
$43,215
0%
Outreach Program Supplies
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois — Including archery equipment, microscope supplies, robotics accessories and more, for the direct delivery of hands-on learning to 600 at-risk Girl Scouts in Macon County.
$2,600
0%
Penn Foster High School Diploma Youth Build
Sista Girls and Friends — For 20 Students
$25,000
0%
Personal Hygiene Items
Salvation Army of Decatur & Macon County — for use in Men’s Shelter Cold Cots program. $100 used to purchase additional items during times when we have more men in our Shelter
$100
0%
Photo Light Box
Decatur Area Arts Council
$120
100% funded
Photo Printer and Supplies
Macon Resources, Inc.
$350
0%
Piatt County Animal Shelter - $25+ Chewy Gift Cards
To help purchase food, supplements, and treats for approximately 2 ½ months.
$850
0%
Piatt County Animal Shelter - $25+ Tractor Supply Gift Cards
To help purchase cat litter and pellets for approximately 2 ½ months.
$1,000
0%
Piatt County Animal Shelter - $25+ Walmart Gift Cards
To help purchase supplies such as laundry detergent, garbage bags, disinfectants.
$500
0%
Piatt County Animal Shelter - Rent of Facility
This amount would pay one month’s rent which includes water, electricity, and garbage disposal (included in rent).
$1,025
0%
Piatt County Mental Health Center - (3) Yacker Tracker Noise Detectors for Developmental Service Classrooms
$750
0%
Piatt County Mental Health Center - (4) Desktop Computers
$7,000
0%
Piatt County Mental Health Center - 12’x14’ Utility Storage Shed
$4,250
0%
Piatt County Mental Health Center - Counseling Resources for working with children/adolescence in counseling
$3,000
0%
Piatt County Mental Health Center - Small Vehicle for Job Coaching/Support Employment Program
$40,000
0%
Playground Equipment for 3rd to 5th Grade Students
Maroa-Forsyth Foundation
$150,000
0%
Pool Table
Boys and Girls Club of Decatur
$5,000
0%
Prestige Youth Girls Program
Sista Girls and Friends
$10,000
0%
Printer Paper
Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) — CASA prints and files all court reports for every hearing for each foster child for whom we advocate. We are needing 24 boxes of paper to cover a year's supply.
$720
0%
Printer/Scanner/Copier
PawPrint Ministries
$800
0%
Printing, Printmaking, Silkscreen Equipment
Thinkwell — Various printers, ink and film sheets
$10,000
0%
Project Education- 4 Acellus Homeschool Program for 9 months
Old King's Orchard Community Center — For our youth needed homeschooling and/or extra academic assistance
$2,844
0%
Publication of Community Kids Book
Children's Museum of Illinois — Children's Museum of Illinois and children that attended the Public Library's summer reading kickoff wrote a community kid's book. We would like to publish 250 copies to disperse between local libraries, little free libraries, and other organizations that serve children.
$3,500
0%
Reading Glasses with Protective Cases and Lanyards
Project Read Plus
$600
0%
Registration Assistance for Scouts in Need
Greater St. Louis Area Council Scouting — Ongoing gifts to help youth join scouting who otherwise cannot afford it. Average registration request is $80.
$10,000
0%
Renovations to Multas Building
Macon County Fair Association — This building we would be looking at putting heating and air in to be able to utilize this building year round and rent the facility out to the community in the hopes to bring in more small fairs and conventions to Macon County.
$200,000
0%
Renovations to Pride of the Prairie building
Macon County Fair Association — Our Pride of the Prairie building is used for a lot of events throughout the year including our Bingo nights and we also rent the facility out to the community for special events such as wedding receptions and larger agriculture functions. This building definitely needs updated. We would be looking at replacing the carpet, ceiling tiles, bingo screens and anything else to make this space as professional as possible.
$50,000
0%
Rent Assistance Grant
Dove, Inc. — Dove Financial Assistance Macon County to assist families with rent assistance
$5,000
0%
Repair/replace sidewalk and employee entrance stairway
Heritage Behavioral Health Center
$100,000
0%
Replacement of our Dipper Barn
Macon County Fair Association — Our Dipper Barn is utilized as the main show barn for any of our agricultural shows that are on the grounds. With it being an older barn, it has sustained some pretty significant structural damage over the past couple winters and although we can still utilize the barn safely we would like to get ahead of things and get it replaced sooner than later.
$200,000
0%
Roof Repair and Replace on Labor Ready building
Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity — Roof repair to create more retail and usable storage space, and options for shared space in cooperation with other agencies to possibly create tool lending library.
$65,000
0%
S.A.F.E Archery Education Range
Greater St. Louis Area Council Scouting — Inflatable range will be used for educating youth on archery safety, youth recruitment and community programming.
$2,500
0%
Santa House Decorations
Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau — We decorate and furnish all the decorations for the Santa House during the holiday season. This entails paying for a Santa, Mrs. Clause, and an additional Elf from December 1st to December 24th.
$5,000
0%
Scholar Sendoff Program
The Inc. Spot
$5,000
0%
Sculpture Park Audio Guide Sponsorship
Decatur Parks Foundation — Provide a new audio tour and interactive visit of the Scovill Sculpture Park. The tour will include audio interviews by the artists explaining their art, Park interactive map and kids games.
$5,000
0%
Seated Recumbent Cross Trainer for Seniors
Decatur Family YMCA
$6,000
0%
Sensory friendly exhibits for Quiet Room
Children's Museum of Illinois
$1,000
0%
Serving 900 More Meals per Month
Good Samaritan Inn — Our numbers are up by about 900 meals per month from 2022. $2,000 per month fills that gap in food funding.
$24,000
0%
Shirts for Board Members
Engineer in the Classroom — As our Board members begin to get more involved in community outreach and various public activities, we would benefit from high-quality apparel that highlights and helps promote our program.
$500
0%
Shooting Education Range
Greater St. Louis Area Council Scouting — Inflatable B.B. Gun range for educating youth on firearm safety, youth recruitment, and community programming
$3,000
0%
Sit Stand Desk
PawPrint Ministries
$350
0%
Small PA Sound Systemart
Decatur Area Arts Council
$800
100% funded
Smart Board
Macon Resources, Inc.
$1,500
0%
Sound Board
Decatur House of Prayer
$4,500
0%
Sound-Dampening Stage Curtains
Decatur Public Schools Foundation — South Shores Elementary and American Dreamer STEM Academy are both in need of sound dampening curtains to improve the stage areas at each building ($3,000 per set, $6,000 to fund purchases for both schools). Both buildings benefitted from renovations during the past year, but internal funding has not been available to cover this request.
$6,000
0%
Space-Saver Color-Changing Light Table
Decatur Day Care Center
$499
0%
Specialty Needs
St. Teresa Educational Foundation — 3 sets of physics lab equipment, Scholastic Bowl display case, cheerleading gym mats
$9,100
0%
Stacking Washer & Dryer
Macon Resources, Inc.
$1,500
0%
Start-Up Furniture and Supplies for transitional Housing Program Participants
Empowerment Opportunity Center
$2,000
0%
STEM Lab Equipment - Demco Maker Cart
Meridian CUSD #15 — ($4,300 each) - Featuring 40 ready-to-go activities and 17,000 components, our upgraded Makerspace Cart turns any space into a makerspace and will keep students busy learning all school year long.
$12,900
0%
STEM Lab Equipment - Kid Spark STEM Pathway Lab
Meridian CUSD #15 — ($799 each) The STEM Pathways Lab covers a broad range of technologies and curriculum. Students get hands-on as they explore concepts in structural and mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, rapid prototyping and 3D printing, and coding and robotics.
$3,196
0%
STEM Lab Equipment - Printers and Supplies
Meridian CUSD #15 — Creality 3D Printers ($1,196), Printer Filament Bundle ($358), Mobile Paper Rack ($809), Paper ($1,432)
$3,795
0%
STEM Lab Equipment - Rigamajig Jr. and Add On's
Meridian CUSD #15 — Rigamig Jr. ($2,874) Rigamajig Junior enables you to make creations and structures large enough to crawl inside, or small enough to play with on a lap or tabletop. The only limit is your imagination! Rigamig Machines Add-On ($1,650), Rigamig Chutes Add-On ($1,600)
$6,124
0%
STEM Lab Equipment - Various Project Kits
Meridian CUSD #15 — Content Creation Toolkit for Podcasts and Videos ($1,499), K'Nex Maker Kit for Building Ideas ($959), Electronics Snap Circuits Project Kit ($539), Classroom Attraction Magnet Kits ($659) Gears! Build Set ($419), Makey Makey STEM Pack ($799), QBA Maze ($689)
$5,563
0%
Strategic Planning
Children's Museum of Illinois — Any donation will help go towards the cost of this tremendous need
$10,730
0%
Student Emergency Assistance Grant
Millikin University — erage cost of a special grant to student experiencing an unexpected cost that threatens their ability to stay in college (such as medical bills, visa issues, family emergency, car breakdown, etc.)
$500
0%
Student Research Travel or Student Business Consulting Engagement
Millikin University — Cost to support a student to travel to a professional conference to present the results of their independent research project
$1,000
0%
Sturdy Plastic Folding Chairs from Sam’s Club
Special Olympics Illinois — Need 100
$3,000
0%
Tennis Equipment
Millikin University — Strings, racquet equipment and tennis balls for the Big Blue Tennis program
$2,500
0%
Toolbox and Tools
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois — For new Facilities Manager position
$500
0%
Toys, Games, and Books
Boys and Girls Club of Decatur
$1,000
0%
Updated Key Card System for Springfield House
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois — Help us update our current keycard system for our families, volunteers, and staff safety. We will begin a day program in 2023 to serve families who are not staying at the house and in order to implement this program, updates are needed to our system.
$20,500
0%
Upic Solutions CRM & Accounting Software
United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois — Our current system is over 20 years old. One-time cost for set up.
$9,000
0%
Used Box Truck
Sunshine Supplies for Teachers — We will need this in order to obtain products through distributors and donations and also be able to have a mobile “store” at some point.
$50,000
0%
Used Electric/Hybrid Vehicle
Richland Community College Foundation — A used EV/Hybrid vehicle provides hands-on learning for students perusing an EV/Hybrid Technician Certificate. Your investment in this cutting-edge technology will equip our students with the skills needed for the future of the automotive industry.
$30,000
0%
Used Forklift
Sunshine Supplies for Teachers — for shipment pallets
$40,000
0%
Used Utility Mini-Van
Northeast Community Fund
$15,000
0%
Utility and Water Assistance
Northeast Community Fund
$75,000
0%
Utility Assistance Grant - Macon County
Dove, Inc. — Dove Financial Assistance Macon County to assist at least 4 people with a utility payment
$1,000
0%
Utility Assistance Grant - Moultrie County
Dove, Inc. — Dove Financial Assistance Moultrie County to assist at least 4 people with a utility payment
$1,000
0%
Utility Assistance Grant - Piatt County
Dove, Inc. — Dove Financial Assistance Piatt County to assist at least 4 people with a utility payment
$1,000
0%
Vehicle purchase/replacement
Heritage Behavioral Health Center
$50,000
0%
Wagon
PawPrint Ministries
$125
0%
Warm Neighbors Cool Friends (WNCF)
Energy Assistance Foundation — Energy bill assistance up to $500 per household for moderate-income individuals and families experiencing financial hardship. Recipients might be an elderly neighbor on a fixed income, families coping with job loss or single parents struggling with the rising cost of living.
$5,000
40%
Water, Energy Bars, Fruit and Other Healthy Snacks
Project Read Plus — for students while they are being tutored
$400
0%
Watering of planters and hanging Central Park baskets
Beautify Decatur Coalition
$10,000
0%
Weatherization & Energy Efficiency
Energy Assistance Foundation — Moderate-income individuals and families may receive up to $2,500 per household to install energy efficiency furnaces, hot water heaters and implement other energy efficient measures in their home. The Energy Assistance Foundation works directly with Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program to identify qualified households.
$10,000
0%
Website Mobile-Friendly Upgrade
Decatur Area Arts Council
$10,000
40%
Website Re-Vamp & Annual Hosting
Engineer in the Classroom — We would like to re-vamp our current website to look more professional and polished, and fix several known issues that repeatedly plague our current site.
$3,500
0%
WNCF Crisis Needs
Energy Assistance Foundation — Emergency energy assistance available for low to moderate income individuals and families who have been disconnected, have substantial past due amounts or require emergency repairs/replacement of furnaces or hot water heaters. The Energy Assistance Foundation collaborates with partner agencies to collectively pay past due Ameren Illinois bills and/or provide wrap-around services for rent or other utility assistance.
$25,000
0%
Wooden Tabletop Light Box
Decatur Day Care Center
$315
0%
Years of Service Appreciation Luncheon for Home Care Aides
CHELP — The funds would provide lunch and a gift for the aides. We have 65 aides and being the only non-for-profit home care agency in the area, we have challenges competing for staff with the private companies, so I like to do as much as possible to make our aides feel appreciated and important.
$2,275
0%
“Recovery for Narcissistic Abuse, Gaslighting, Codependency and Complex PTSD” Books
Dove, Inc. — Dove, Inc. Moultrie County Domestic Violence Program 6 books for use in support groups
$130
0%