Meeting the Challenge

As a donor, you can help meet the growing needs of our community backed by the security of knowing the Community Foundation's vast knowledge will make the most of your financial gifts.

The Heart of Illinois Community Foundation is a local organization with roots in the community. Our staff has extensive knowledge of community issues and needs, enabling us to provide donors with guidance as to where or how to invest their gifts. We provide personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests and are able to facilitate even the most complex forms of giving. By pooling gift dollars with other gifts and grants, we are able to multiply the impact of donations.

Benefits of Partnering with The Community Foundation

Please consider giving if you'd like to:

  • Invest in the cause(s) you care about most
  • Benefit the community beyond your lifetime
  • Leave a legacy for your family
  • Create positive change
  • Receive a tax deduction
  • Memorialize a loved one
  • Change lives
  • Give back to organizations that have impacted your life

By the Numbers

Funding was made possible from donor generosity (by donors just like you) and the power of endowment.

$57.8 million

Total Assets




Awarded to 74 Nonprofits

in May 2024
$52 million

Total Grants Awarded Since 2000

(and still growing!)

Community Wish List

If you’d like to make a difference but you’re not sure how or where you want to donate, please consider funding one of more items from our Community Wish List.

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