CHAIR'S MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY

Roseanne M. Stone
Roseanne M. Stone
Community Foundation Board Chair

On behalf of the board of directors and staff of the Community Foundation, thank you to the hundreds of donors, volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and civic leaders who leaned in over the past year to support this community that we call home.

As I reflect on 2019, it’s clear that none of us could have anticipated the myriad of challenges that all of us would soon be facing in 2020. But because so many of you stepped up to offer your assets and contributions, you helped ensure that our community would be equipped to safeguard its short- and long-term wellbeing.

Community philanthropy has expanded programming for senior citizens and caregivers, promoted kindergarten readiness for children with no preschool experience, preserved historic structures, and provided surgeries for animals. And that is just scratching the surface of what has been accomplished.

Transformation is taking root through the establishment of more than 230 charitable funds that speak to the causes you most care about. In 2019 alone, grant making through the Community Foundation topped $2.7 million and total assets topped $40 million – a record-breaking year for our organization.

Lastly, in 2019 the Community Foundation Board of Directors adopted a new strategic plan to guide our work in the coming years. In the next few months, be on the lookout for new and exciting initiatives we plan to roll out to better our community and, hopefully, jump-start our emergence from this COVID-19 world.

We truly are better together. Thank you again for your support and involvement, and I hope the coming year finds you safe and well.

Sincerest regards,

Roseanne M. Stone
Chair
Board of Directors


COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PUBLICATIONS

Newsletters

The Community Foundation publishes two newsletters annually to help promote funds and initiatives improving our community, provide information for donors and nonprofits, promote recent grant awards, and more.

2020 Winter Newsletter

 

2019 Summer Newsletter

 

2017 Winter Newsletter

2020 Summer Newsletter

 

2018 Winter Newsletter

2019 Winter Newsletter

 

2018 Summer Newsletter


COMMUNITY REPORTS

Sangamon County Citizen Survey

The Sangamon County Citizen Survey is a collaborative effort between the UIS Center for State Policy & Leadership, the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, and the United Way of Central Illinois. The project’s purpose is to establish benchmarks and assess changes in residents’ assessments of the quality of life in Sangamon County. The periodic survey provides local leaders, community organizations, and citizens with longitudinal insight into issues facing local residents. 

Read the 2019 Citizen Survey

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Sangamon County

The 2021 Sangamon County Comprehensive Economic Developement Strategy sets forth a plan for developing the local economy at a time of change and uncertainty, but where the community’s inherent strengths provide reason for confidence about the future. The formulation of the CEDS was overseen by a partnership between the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance and the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.

Read the 2021 CEDS for Sangamon County