Decatur - 75 area organizations can expect an extra helping hand of $2 million from Archer Daniels Midland Company.
ADM announced they want to support their largest employed population by giving back to the area. The grants will include a $125,000 contribution to create and implement a strategic development plan for the Midwest Inland Port. The goal is to increase and attract new business and jobs to central Illinois.
As part of its commitment to support local education, ADM is making a $320,000 contribution to Decatur Public Schools to continue four current programs that have demonstrated proven success for improved student outcomes. The programs include Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) at MacArthur High School, Operation Calculus (OC) at Eisenhower High School, Montessori Program at Enterprise Elementary School, and the Decatur Public Schools Foundation. ADM is also making grants to the other private schools and public school districts in Macon County.
Organizations and programs receiving grants from ADM this year include: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum American Diabetes Association American Heart Association American Red Cross Argenta-Oreana School District Baby TALK Big Brothers Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club Catholic Charities Central Illinois Christians in Mission Central Illinois Food Bank Cerro Gordo School District Children's Museum of Illinois Community Food Drive Decatur Area Arts Council Decatur Celebration Decatur Christian School Decatur Family Refuge Decatur Parks Foundation Decatur Public Schools Decatur Public Schools Foundation Decatur-Forsyth Classic DMH Foundation Dove Easter Seals Energy Assistance Foundation Gallery 510 Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Good Samaritan Inn Holy Family School Judy Mason Thanksgiving Baskets Lutheran School Association Macon County 4-H Macon County CASA Macon County Conservation District Macon County Fair Macon County Farm Bureau Macon Resources Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education Maroa-Forsyth School District Meridian School District Midwest Inland Port Millikin University Mt. Zion School District Northeast Community Fund Old King's Orchard Community Center Our Lady of Lourdes School Partners in Education Project Read Richland Community College Foundation Rodney T. Miller Triathlon Salvation Army Sangamon Valley School District Shoreline Classic Special Olympics St. Mary's Hospital St. Patrick's School St. Teresa High School United Cerebral Palsy United Way Warrensburg-Latham School District YMCA