Creating Connections that Change Lives

The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation is connected and invested in Piatt County's success.

  • Local staff connected to donors and community needs with an office located at the historic Wabash Depot and Tourism Center.
  • Adult scholarship program offers nontraditional students up to $2,500 per semester for education - application opens in September 2024!
  • New Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois Scholarship is now offered to healthcare professionals in Piatt County who provide oncology/hematology related services.
  • $34,000 granted to Piatt County first responders in 2024.
  • $18,000 granted to Willow Tree Missions for their education and community programs space build out.
  • $15,000 granted to Cerro Gordo CUSD #100 for their Fired Up for the fine arts program.
  • $14,940 granted to Piatt County food pantries in 2024.
  • $12,500 granted to Monticello schools for exterior community garden in 2024.
  • $10,000 granted to support Kirby Wellness Trail.
  • $6,000 granted to Piatt County summer camp programs in 2024.
  • 3-year investor in Sangamon Valley CEO program.
  • Member Monticello Chamber of Commerce.
  • Sponsor Kirby Derby.