2019 Grant Awards - $73,000

The Community Grants Program awarded more than $73,000 in grants in 2019, as 21 donor-advised funds helped fund 49 different programs by nonprofits in central Illinois.

Organization Purpose
Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon County Providing surgeries and other treatments for pets whose owners cannot afford retail veterinary services
Another Chance Services Adding an additional day to the non-food hygiene pantry
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland Emergency Prescription Assistance
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois Outdoor playground and garden areas
Brother James Court New outdoor pavilion
Central Illinois Foodbank Healthy Foods Distributions in Cass and Macoupin counties
Chinese American Association of Illinois Supporting the annual Chinese New Year Celebrations Saga
Christian County CEO Program Furniture, fixtures, equipment and supplies for a new office/classroom
Compass for Kids, Inc. Club Compass programs for the 2019-2020 school year
Contact Ministries Fill medical prescriptions for no/low income clients and their children at the shelter
Crossroads Transitional Living Program General operations
Educational Center for the Visually Impaired Expand the Orientation and Mobility program
Fishing Has No Boundaries - Capital City Chapter Covering costs of a tent, tables, chairs, and restrooms for the September event
genHkids Materials to support programming held at St Patrick’s Catholic School
Girls on the Run of Central Illinois The fall program at Dubois Elementary, Graham Elementary, and Springfield Ball Charter School
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County Homeowner Education Program
Helping Hands of Springfield Portraits of Homelessness project
Henson Robinson Zoo Three ADA accessible picnic tables
Hillsboro Area Public Library District Library renovations
Historic Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry Support the food pantry’s purchase of healthy foods
Historic Marbold Farmstead Association Restoration and rebuilding of a chimney at Marbold Farmstead
Hoogland Center for the Arts To replace the chillers
Illinois State Museum Society The Fashioning Illinois exhibit
Land of Lincoln Bookshare Subsidize the expansion of our programs, including Lunchtime Literacy
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. Free civil legal services to low-income persons, seniors, and other vulnerable individuals in Sangamon and surrounding counties
Loami Area Community Pantry Purchasing food items that are protein-rich
Meow Mobile Subsidizing medical care and adoption fees for the cats and kittens of Sangamon County Animal Control (SCAC).
MERCY Communities To support new clients entering the Transitional Living Program
Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery Obtaining an electronic case management system, printers, and a door intercom system
Morgan County Historical Society/Underground Railroad Committee Restoring Woodland Farm
One Hope United The Foster Grandparent program
Pleasant Plains Historical Society Replacing a sidewalk and access ramp at Clayville historical site
Pleasant Plains Historical Society A structural engineer to assist in replacing the Cunningham Barn flooring structure
Scholastic Art Awards, Mid-Central Illinois Region An affiliate fee for the Mid-Central IL Region of the Scholastic Art Awards
St. Patrick Catholic School Storage unit to house large equipment
Standing Against Addiction and Drugs Materials to educate the public about addiction and drugs
The Adult Autism Group For a group trip to the St. Louis Zoo
The Helping Paw Project, Inc. Blood tests for senior dogs in need of dental surgery
The James Project Support group dinners for foster parents in Sangamon County
The Macoupin Art Collective Weekly after-school art classes
The Outlet Court and game striping, as well as materials surrounding the court
The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space Operating costs
The Salvation Army Clearlake Corps and Community Center Pathway of Hope program
The Salvation Army Lincoln Service Extension Center Direct Assistance Program
United Way of Central Illinois Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
YMCA of Springfield Three event nights for The Matthew Project
Youth Service Bureau Shelter supplies, including hygiene products, cleaning products, paper products, bedding, and towels