Donor Services

The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation is here to make your charitable giving simple!

If you would like to give back to our community but aren't sure where to start, you are at the right place. Through the Heart of Illinois Community Foundation, donors can establish their own charitable funds and recommend grants to nonprofit groups they wish to support. In addition, donors can create an individual or family legacy by establishing a named fund or have the choice to be anonymous in their giving.

We are here to help guide you through your charitable giving process.

Working With Us

We want to ensure that your experience with the Foundation is exceeding your expectations.

Donor Connect Program

Our Donor Connect program provides foundation donors with up-close and personal looks at the programs and nonprofits they are interested in supporting. Though donors are able to read about the impact of their donations in annual reports, our personalized tours provide a more in-depth and behind-the-scenes look.

Grantmaking Process

The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation is here to assist and support you with your generous community contributions!

Give to an existing fund.

The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation is fortunate to have amazing donors giving to a wide variety of causes. See how far reaching our impact stretches!

10 Reasons to Consider a Donor-Advised Fund at the Heart of Illinois Community Foundation

The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation invites you to start a Donor-Advised Fund today!

Online Fund Access

Use our convenient portal to see your current balance and a list of recent contributions and recent grants.

IRA "Qualified Charitable Distribution"

Learn more about how a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) can benefit you and your community!

Gifts of Harvested Crops

Learn how giving harvested crops can allow farmers to support nonprofits they care about.

Types of Funds

The types of funds at the Heart of Illinois Community Foundation reflect the varied interests of our fund holders and donors.

Highlights of IRS Form 990

GuideStar's guide to deciphering a critical but complex document for gleaning financial information about a nonprofit.

Frequently Asked Questions from Donors

If you are new to giving through the Community Foundation or are considering utilizing our fantastic resources, check out some of the questions we are commonly asked.

Interested in learning more?

Call us to get access to our deep community connections and expertise to strategize and cultivate your philanthropic passions and legacy.