Microgrants help nonprofit Macon County Legacy members obtain strategies and skills to enhance professional and organizational productivity.

Microgrants may be used for conferences and training expenses, as well as for travel costs associated with attending the conference/training.

Application Process

The 2024 Microgrant application portal will open on Jan. 9 and will close on Feb. 1. Please email completed applications to Missy Batman, CFMC Vice President, at mbatman@heartofillinois.org.


Microgrants help fund nonprofit staff and board member trainings and professional development programs of choice. Microgrants are strategic investments in people and organizations to be used to defray the cost of attending programs that are targeted at improving the management, governance and leadership of the applicant organization.

The maximum grant amount awarded per organization is $1,250, and the organization must pay no less than 20 percent of the total cost of the training.

  • Microgrants will support only FUTURE opportunities, not trainings or professional development already completed.
  • Organization may apply for only one microgrant per cycle.
  • Organization must be a member of Macon County Legacy Group.

Note: Preference will be given to organizations with an annual budget of less than $1 million. Also, the grantmaking process of the Heart of Illinois Community Foundation prioritizes 501c3 organizations that are recognized by the IRS as operating public charities.

Dollars are tight in most organizations ... please don't miss out on this great opportunity!

2024 Microgrant Awardees

Curious to know what organizations were awarded microgrants in 2024? See who was chosen!

Have Questions?

Please contact HICF Director of Communications Rachel Moran at 217.429.3000 or rmoran@heartofillinois.org

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