Community & Economic Development

Lennon Family Foundation 
The Lennon Family Foundation is a collection of donor–advised funds in operation since 2000 that can provide support to IRS–recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. In keeping with the spirit of the Lennon Family interests, there are currently four focus areas for the Foundation. They are: Conservation (habitat and species), Education (outdoor, arts, sciences), Health (medical and scientific research), Humanitarian (economic development/reli...

Levinson Foundation 
Areas of funding interest include the Environment; Social Justice; Alternative Media and Education; Community–Based Economic Development; Youth Leadership; and Violence Prevention and Response, and Israel.

Lumpkin Foundation 
The Lumpkin Family Foundation, created in 1953, is a private foundation that provides grants to meritorious nonprofit organizations for the betterment of the community, the nation and the world. We are dedicated to supporting education, preserving and protecting the environment and fostering opportunities for leadership, with special consideration to our heritage in Central Illinois.

MacArthur Foundation 
The MacArthur Foundation is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. The Foundation has several programs that include International Program, Domestic Program: Affordable Hous...

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust 
The Trust was created in 1989 by May Smith to provide grants to organizations that serve the needs of children, the elderly, the disabled, and the disadvantaged. The Trust makes grants internationally, but is particularly interested in projects that serve people in the countries that May and her husband Stanley enjoyed visiting during their lifetimes: the United States, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The Charitable Trust provides s...

Million Dollar Round Table Foundation - National & International Focus 
The vision of the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation is to be the premier charitable foundation involving all members and improving the quality of life for those in need. Building playgrounds where few children feel like laughing or smiling; Providing emergency assistance to aid families enduring the unimaginable; Bringing new hope to cancer patients through leading edge research; Making the wishes of terminally ill children come true.

Morgan Family Foundation 
The Morgan Family Foundation focuses its giving on youth, education, environment, and programs that strengthen community through collaboration and/or development of nonprofit leadership. The Foundation considers grants for early–stage ideas. Organizations that can leverage the Foundation’s support with funding from additional sources are looked upon favorably. The Morgan Family Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only.

Needmor Fund - Community Organizing - National Focus 
The Needmor Fund has identified community organizing as the most effective means for achieving these goals. Community organizing is “a process through which historically disenfranchised people can build power, can address the systemic barriers to the practice of democracy, can hold public and corporate officials accountable for their actions, and can begin to participate in shaping public policy.” The Fund operates a national grantmaking program. The r...

NestlĂ© Corporate Responsibility 
NestlĂ© is proud to be a part of making a difference, whether we are providing immediate assistance through the support of disaster relief efforts or sustaining longer–term community initiatives that benefit children, literacy, or homeless pets.

Norman Foundation - National Focus 
The Norman Foundation seeks to support efforts that strengthen the ability of communities to determine their own economic, environmental and social well–being, and that help people control those forces that affect their lives. These efforts may: promote economic justice and development through community organizing, coalition building and policy reform efforts; work to prevent the disposal of toxics in communities, and to link environmental issues wit...


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