Regional News Articles

  • Round Two Microgrants Awarded

    The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation and goodWORKSconnect have teamed up, with the support of the Lumpkin Family Foundation, and created microgrant opportunities for nonprofits within the region. Microgrants are up to $1,500 for attendance by non-profits staff and board members at trainings and professional development programs to improve the management, governance or leadership of the applicant organization.

  • Community Convening to be held in Effingham

    Join Helen Matthes Library and the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation for a community convening book discussion during National Library Week.

  • Bruce Nims to speak at annual dinner

    "Community Leadership with an Entrepreneurial Attitude" is the title of the keynote address that Bruce Nims will be giving at the SICF Annual Dinner on Saturday, February 26, 2010.

  • Microgrant applications available through

    The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new micro-grant program in partnership with the Lumpkin Family Foundation.

  • Effingham and Mattoon hosted statewide community foundation meetings

    The meetings kicked off on Wednesday, November 4th with an evening reception at the Fire Fly hosted by the Grand Victoria Foundation for Communityworks grant recipients.

  • New Community Foundation structure will serve Southeastern Illinois communities

    Effingham County Community Foundation and Mattoon Area Community Foundation have forged an alliance that will extend philanthropic opportunities for the betterment of Southeastern Illinois.