Feeling the Benefit

The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation is creating a stronger more equitable community for area residents, so more people can thrive and live a better life.

Through programs and initiatives like Adult and Traditional Scholarships, Young Leaders in Action, She Gave Women's Giving Circle, and Equity and Inclusion funds, our donors are creating more opportunities for success for residents of all ages in our communities.

Giving through the HICF improves the quality of life for residents today, tomorrow and generations to come.

By The Numbers

$5.7 million

Awarded in grants and scholarships

in 2023
81

Scholarships Awarded

via online application portal
$511,167

Awarded to 74 Nonprofits

in May 2024

Lives Changed

Find out how recipients felt and the difference they've made after receiving the generous gift administered through The Community Foundation.

Hear their stories
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