Local Nonprofits Receive Impact100 Grants to Address Healthcare Access and Outcomes

A total of $100,000 in Impact100 grants have been awarded to six local nonprofit organizations by The Community Foundation of Macon County (CFMC).

The 2021 competitive grant awards process gave preference to nonprofit organizations that demonstrated a well-defined and comprehensive commitment to addressing issues of healthcare access and outcomes in Macon County, the focal points for this year’s grant cycle.

“Our community has experienced a pronounced increase in the need for programs designed to support individual and community wellbeing and healthy outcomes — especially within the past year,” says CFMC President Natalie Beck. “The selected grant recipients are mobilizing to address these vital community needs through programs that will enhance the quality of life for our citizens.”

This year’s awardees and the grant total each received:

  • HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Health Connect, a program for area residents without access to primary care, $20,000
  • Old King’s Orchard Community Center, OKOCC Youth Recreation for Success Program, a program offered for inner city youth, $20,000
  • Richland Community College, On-Site Mental Health Services at Richland, a program offering mental health services at RCC in collaboration with Crossing Healthcare, $20,000
  • Salvation Army of Decatur and Macon County, Men’s Transitional Housing Shelter Program Coordinator, $20,000
  • Community Missions, Supporting Frontline Healthcare, offering support for the needs of frontline healthcare workers, $14,000
  • Millikin University, Torrence Park Revitalization Project, $6,000

Questions about the Impact100 grant awards should be directed to CFMC President Natalie Beck at 217.429.3000 or nbeck@maconcountygives.org.