Community Foundation of East Central Illinois

Community Foundation of East Central Illinois

404 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 359-0125

Joan Dixon
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1972
Year of first fiscal sponsorship:
Number of sponsored projects: 4

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Fee ranges from 0% to 7.5% depending on the circumstances and the funding source. If it is a small nonprofit that requests our assistance until they receive confirmation of their 501(c)(3) status, we may not charge a fee as our contribution to their effort. On the other hand, we serve as the fiscal agent for a partnership of organizations that has a grant from a private foundation. It allows for a 7.5% fee.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Geographic: The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois serves all or part of these counties: Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Moultrie, Piatt, Vermilion. Organizations requesting fiscal sponsorship from us must reside in these counties and provide services there.
  • Type of service
  • Other: We often assist groups that are in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3).

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Organizational development
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project

Organization description:
The Community Foundation is a public-supported, tax-exempt philanthropic organization created to receive contributions that establish endowments for the long-term benefit of east central Illinois. We support and serve our donors by managing and administering endowed and other funds that have been place with us for long-term philanthropic purposes. We also assist our donors by assisting nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways.