Believing that we are stronger together than apart, Heartland 100 focuses on sustainable charitable giving. As a group, we can gather thousands of dollars for charity and make better philanthropic decisions through democratic voting. Here's how Heartland 100 will work:
We want to gather at least 100 residents in Southern Illinois who wish to participate. Members should be able to commit to a charitable donation of $100.
We will meet quarterly, or 4x a year, to discuss wish organizations to donate to. Each member contributes $100 at every meeting in order to vote.
Members will discuss different charitable organizations in the area who are accepting donations. After discussion, members will vote, and an organization will be chosen.
Once the cause or organization has been chosen, the combined total of $10,000 from members is awarded. Members will have a chance to choose another cause the next quarter.
Organizations that qualify should be a 501(c)3 non-profit group or locally-recognized charity. Representatives from charitable organizations will be invited by members to present at the Heartland 100 quarterly meetings.
Representatives will be given 5 minutes to present on their organization. Once all organizations have presented, voting members will deliberate. Representatives are invited to stay to answer any questions members may have.
Organizations may not present at meetings more than once a year. Once a 12 month period has passed, organizations may be invited by voting members to present again on their latest cause they are soliciting donations for.
Southern Illinois has many non-profit organizations and charitable causes that need our help. Below you will find snapshots from our area.