Community Foundation of Macon County  
 

The Community Foundation of Macon County is a public charity focused on community improvement. The Community Foundation helps to connect residents with nonprofits that can help meet their needs. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are three of the Foundation's main areas of focus. Working with local nonprofits in the community, the Community Foundation of Macon County strives to break patterns and dissolve barriers that have contributed to systemic inequities within the community and find new ways to promote equity and justice on a local scale.

About the Community Foundation of Macon County

The Community Foundation of Macon County embraces, values, and supports the many differences among residents in Macon County. The Community Foundation, located in Decatur, Illinois, strives to create an environment where people and organizations can thrive. The Foundation's goal is to allow everyone's voice to be heard, and in turn, respond to their needs and requests with responsibility, integrity, and excellence.

Community Foundation of Macon County

Programs Supported

In order to carry out its mission, the Community Foundation of Macon County supports certain programming that aims for community improvement. Specifically, the Foundation supports programs that reduce gender, economic, religious, racial, and cultural disparities in the region. The Foundation has a particular interest in funding programs that address those issues through education, housing, health, economic opportunities, sustainability, arts, and youth empowerment.

Core Values

To carry out its mission and help build a better community, the Community Foundation of Macon County operates with four core values in mind. The first is responsibility, through which the Foundation commits to serving its community and donors. Service is another core value in which the Foundation seeks to provide a valuable and professional experience to community members by offering the tools necessary to help meet every donor's philanthropic goals. Trust is another core value in which the Foundation works with the highest professional and ethical standards to gain and keep the trust of its community members. Finally, leadership is the fourth main value of the Foundation, which indicates its commitment to bringing key partners together to address and resolve community issues in a collaborative and cooperative process.

How the Community Foundation of Macon County Works

The Community Foundation functions with the assistance of donations, which allows it to allocate grants to local nonprofit organizations whose work is aligned with the Foundation's mission. The Community Foundation also allocates scholarships for adults and graduating high school students to further their education.

For more details, visit the Community Foundation of Macon County's website.

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