Mattoon Area CommunityWorks Endowment

Permanent endowment established to benefit child care, workforce development and land use/protection issues in the Mattoon and Effingham region.

The Communityworks Fund grants to three main areas: childcare, workforce development, and land use and protection based on the belief that by improving these areas, we can directly impact the quality of life in our community. Within each area, we have identified topics to focus on:

Workforce Development

  • Job retention and career advancement
  • Job creation, including entrepreneurial efforts
  • Access/transportation options to jobs

Land Use and Protection

  • Protection and restoration of natural lands and waterways
  • Implementation of regional growth management and land use strategies that promote economic vitality and environmental health
  • Expansion/connection of preserved natural lands
  • Development of clean renewable energy and prevention of pollution
  • Education of the public in above issues

Early Childhood Care and Education

  • Increasing access to quality, affordable childcare and early childhood education options for working families
  • Expanding availability of quality childcare facilities
  • Strengthening childcare education programs and management capacities


Grants

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    Mattoon Area CommunityWorks

    Mattoon Area CommunityWorks Endowment

  • 18Apr

    Mattoon Area CommunityWorks

    Mattoon Area CommunityWorks Endowment



Our News Articles

  • Fit-2-Serve

    Fit-2-Serve

    Fit-2-Serve is the recipient of two grants totaling $5000 from the Mattoon Area Community Foundation to expand its community garden and leadership development training programs.

  • Douglas-Hart Nature Center goes WILD with CommunityWorks funding

    Douglas-Hart Nature Center goes WILD with CommunityWorks funding

    The Douglas-Hart Nature Center of Mattoon has received a $1,500 grant from the Mattoon Area CommunityWorks Fund to implement a program aimed at training early childhood educators in the field of environmental education.

  • Charleston library receives funding for Budding Bilinguals program

    Charleston library receives funding for Budding Bilinguals program

    Funding for the Budding Bilingual program was acquired through a $1,500 grant from the Mattoon Area CommunityWorks Fund.

  • CASA of East Central Illinois receives two local grants

    CASA of East Central Illinois receives two local grants

    CASA of East Central Illinois has received gratns totally $2,993 from Mattoon Area CommunityWorks and the Consolidated Communications Fund for Economic Development and Community Leadership

  • Mattoon Public Library receives funding to boost First Grade! First Card! program

    Mattoon Public Library receives funding to boost First Grade! First Card! program

    The Mattoon Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Mattoon Public Library is the recipient of a $1,500 grant from the Mattoon Area CommunityWorks Fund for the expansion of its First Grade! First Card! Program.

  • LifeLinks of Coles County set to expand employment support program

    LifeLinks of Coles County set to expand employment support program

    LifeLinks Mental Health (also known as the Coles County Mental Health Association, Inc.) has received a $1,505 grant from the Mattoon Area CommunityWorks Fund for the expansion of its Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program.

  • 2014 Mattoon Area Community Foundation grantees announced

    The Mattoon Area Community Foundation recently awarded grants to five Coles County nonprofits on behalf of the CommunityWorks Endowment Fund.

  • Grant proposals for CommunityWorks Endowment Fund requested

    The Mattoon Area Community Foundation is requesting proposals from nonprofit organizations from within Coles County on behalf of the Communityworks Endowment Fund. Applications for community improvement projects in the areas of workforce development, early childhood education and land use and protection must be submitted to the Mattoon Area Community Foundation before June 30.

  • CommunityWorks Grant awarded to Thomas Lincoln Cemetery

    Stan McMorris and the Thomas Lincoln Cemetery Association have been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Mattoon Area Community Foundation CommunityWorks Fund to install a war memorial on the cemetery grounds.

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