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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MACON COUNTY

Serving Donors. Leading Change.

Decatur, IL   |  www.maconcountygives.org

Mission

The Community Foundation of Macon County demonstrates leadership in the community by:
*Serving as a champion for community philanthropy
*Preserving and growing endowment for the present and future benefit of the people of Decatur/Macon County
*Helping to identify important needs and working with the community to shape effective responses

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

Natalie Beck

Vice President

Missy Batman

Main address

101 S Main Street, Suite 400

Decatur, IL 62523 USA

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EIN

37-1372729

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a donor, you can help meet the growing needs of our community backed by the security of knowing The Community Foundation's vast knowledge will make the most of your financial gifts. The Community Foundation of Macon County is a local organization with roots in the community. Our staff has extensive knowledge of community issues and needs, enabling us to provide donors with guidance as to where or how to invest their gifts. We provide personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests and are able to facilitate even the most complex forms of giving. By pooling gift dollars with other gifts and grants, we are able to multiply the impact of donations.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grant Making

We increase local philanthropy and encourage charitable bequests.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, At-risk youth, Victims and oppressed people, Academics

Related Program

Grant Making

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Invest in the cause(s) you care about most
Benefit the community beyond your lifetime
Leave a legacy for your family
Create positive change
Receive a tax deduction
Memorialize a loved one
Change lives
Give back to organizations that have impacted your life

We want to ensure that your experience with the Foundation is exceeding your expectations.

If you would like we will meet at least once a year, where we can review your grantmaking experience and what your grants have accomplished. During this session, we can also review the fund’s performance and discuss your giving to ensure it aligns with your long-term personal philanthropic goals. We can also share needs within the community that may be of interest to you.

The work of the Community Foundation is supported and sustained by • Significant asset size which allows the foundation to generate sufficient revenues internally without the need to seek additional funding from the community • Experienced staff experienced with meeting the needs of donors, applying appropriate estate planning tools, providing competitive investment options, and understanding and communicating the needs of the community • Strong relationships and active partnerships with government, the nonprofit community, and other funders

Since our we have 42Million in assests, 330 funds under management, 30 million in grants awarded since 2000 and we are still working on growing and giving more. We strive to make a lasting impact while making a difference as well. 2020 has been a whirl wind of a year and we have successful created a emergency response fund and opened a Racial Equity Fund as part of a goals for the years to come.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MACON COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 10/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kara Demirjian Huss


Board co-chair

Kris Lutt

Duane Noland

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Dana Ray

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Kara Demirjian Huss

DCC Marketing

Kris Lutt

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Kendall Briscoe

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Tony Wilkins

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Lindsey Craycraft

6th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois

Dr. Perry Guaglianone

Cancer Care Specialist of Illinois

Rich Kaczynski

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Pastor Matt Samuels

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Anthony Nestler

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Steve Grohne

MCK CPAs and Advisors

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/20/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.