The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation is where generous families, individuals, companies and nonprofits make charitable dollars go the furthest for the permanent good of our community.

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We are a 501(c)(3) public charity comprised of more than 380 charitable funds created by people just like you. Those funds, and the gifts that started them, bear the mark of many donors, not just a select few, which differentiates us from a private foundation.

In short, we’re your homegrown community foundation.

We connect you with vital nonprofits in Macon, Piatt and Moultrie Counties. We help them collaborate and grow in effectiveness to improve our collective quality of life.

Our Values

Responsibility: The Foundation is committed to its donors as well as the community it serves.

Service: The Foundation is committed to providing a professional and valuable service to the community by providing vehicles to meet a donor’s personal philanthropic goals.

Trust: The Foundation is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards to earn and maintain the community’s trust.

Leadership: The Foundation is a leader that positively influences the community. The Foundation will bring together community partners to address needs and issues through a collaborative process.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build community philanthropic resources to improve the quality of life for all the residents in our communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect the philanthropic goals of donors with the needs of our communities, and through leadership and community engagement identify and address those needs.

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation values and embraces the cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, ideological, sexual orientation, gender diversity and physical ability differences among the residents of Macon County. The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation recognizes that its organizational effectiveness is enhanced when the practice of equity and inclusiveness is reflected and protected throughout the organization, both at the governance and staff level. We are committed to being a leader and a catalyst in promoting equity and inclusion throughout the county that we serve. The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation envisions a community where people and organizations thrive. We value the opportunity to hear all voices and act with integrity, responsibility and excellence.

To promote equity and inclusion in Macon County, the Heart of Illinois Community Foundation will endeavor to:

  • Help strengthen communities and build a brighter future for Macon County by using diversity as a roadmap to fulfill our vision, to identify common interests and themes, and to foster interconnectedness
  • Support programming that reduces the racial, gender, religious, economic and cultural disparities confronting our region in arts, education, housing, economic opportunity, health, nonprofit sustainability and youth empowerment
  • Work collaboratively with partners in local communities to break the patterns that have contributed to these disparities and find new ways to work together for justice and equity in the county
  • Maintain an enduring commitment to inclusion that is championed by our organizational culture, values, norms and behaviors
  • Invite honest and open discourse on the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion

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.