Roseanne M. Stone

Dear Friends,

On behalf for the Board of Directors and staff of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, I wish to express heart-felt appreciation to our community members whose generosity has helped the Foundation increase its impact in the community and reach more people in need. Your donations and willingness to partner with the Foundation have resulted in record-breaking levels of grants and dollars for worthy causes in central Illinois.

In 2021 - because of your support - the Foundation granted nearly $5 million in awards to non-profits providing services to people most in need. By the end of the year, CFLL assets rose to a record level $60 million. Simply put, more people were helped, more needs were met, and we connected more people who care with causes that matter.

The Community Foundation continues to grow and expand its capacity to help communities throughout the eight counties we serve in the Land of Lincoln.  In particular, the Foundation’s visionary” The Next Ten” project has challenged the community to think boldly about the future.  

Our work is helping youth, seniors, persons with disabilities, and those in our communities struggling with hunger and homelessness. Grants you have helped fund are also enhancing quality of life through expansion of accessible recreation, arts and culture initiatives, scholarships and so much more!

Thank you for supporting the Foundation and investing in your community.


Al Grosboll
CFLL Board of Directors



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.


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 2021 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