The Mattoon Area Community Foundation recently awarded grants to five Coles County non-profits on behalf of the CommunityWorks Endowment Fund in the amount of $1,500 each. Recipients presented community improvement projects in the areas of workforce development, early childhood education, land use and protection, and organizational leadership. This years recipients were Mid-Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, Coles County CASA, Coles County Mental Health Association/LifeLinks, and Mattoon Civil War Memorial Ellipse Group.
L to R: Jill Nilsen, CASA; Kelly Hardy, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Lynette Ashmore, LifeLinks; Toq Lawrence, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Steve Thomas, Mattoon Civil War Ellipse Group; Kristen Bertrand, CASA; Sandy Graven, Mattoon Civil War Ellipse Group
L to R: Joedy Hightower, Mattoon Area Community Foundation; Beth Lugar, Charleston Carnegie Public Library; Tammy Knight, Mattoon Area Community Foundation