Integrity Data’s 2016 Community Giving Program

Integrity Data is excited to announce their 2016 Community Giving program which will provide $10,000 in funding to community progress initiatives that help “build” our local community. This can be for local organizations involved in helping those in need, as well as projects focused on improving the quality of life in our community through education, arts, technology, beautification and more.

Integrity Data is honored to be a part of the Lincoln, Illinois business community. The ability to give back to the community to help it grow and prosper is important to their team and considered a measurement of the company’s overall success. Their Community Giving Program was established in 2008 with the goal of having a meaningful impact on the Lincoln, IL community. The program provides grants for local organizations involved in helping those in need, as well as other community progress initiatives focused on improving the quality of life in our community through education, arts, technology, beautification and more. Many have received funding from the program since its inception. Scroll down to see a list of our 2010 – 2015 recipients.

This year, our 20th anniversary year, the Community Giving program will provide $10,000 in funding. This amount may be granted to a single initiative or divided among multiple initiatives. Applicants may apply for any amount up to $10,000. The intent of the program is to fund specific projects or to provide special use funding. Applicants should not apply for grants to be used for general administrative funds.

Eligibility
Integrity Data will accept applications from now through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016. Applicants must be qualified, tax-exempt organizations located in and/or serving Lincoln, Illinois. Applicants must be designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and have been determined to not be a “private foundation” under Section 509(a) of the code. Occasionally, we may also make investments in applicants that have federal tax exemption under other designations, such as public schools and government entities.

How to Apply
To apply for an Integrity Data Community Giving Program grant, please complete and submit the 2016 application PDF below, fill it in and return it via e-mail to grants@integrity-data.com no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016. If deemed necessary, Integrity Data may request additional information from applicants.

Download the application here.

You’ll need Adobe PDF installed on your computer to be able to read and fill out the form – you can download Adobe reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Follow-up to Application Process
Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the Integrity Data team. Applicants will receive notification of award status by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016. Applicants receiving grants will be invited to a dessert buffet at the Integrity Data offices on Thursday, November 17, 2016 to receive their grant and meet the Integrity Data team.

Questions concerning Integrity Data’s Community Giving Program or its procedures should be emailed to grant@integrity-data.com or call Integrity Data at 217-732-3737.

About Integrity Data

Integrity Data is a software development company located in Lincoln, IL. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Integrity Data has built software solutions for customers across the globe, allowing them to extend the capabilities of their business software systems and increase their return on investment. Learn more at www.integrity-data.com/about/.

 


How iPads have changed lives at Lincoln Community High School

Do you know someone who has difficulty communicating what is truly on their mind? Do you believe it is possible for someone diagnosed as having a development disability to learn to use technology? Lincoln Community High School’s Special Education Class was a recipient of Integrity Data’s 2013 Community Giving Program in Lincoln, Illinois. Please take a few minutes and be inspired by this amazing transformation among the students of LCHS, simply because they were handed an iPad.

What is the Community Giving Program?

Community and family are at the center of all that we do at Integrity Data. Our Community Giving Program was established in 2008 with the goal to have a meaningful impact on the Lincoln, IL community, which most of us call home. The program provides grants for local organizations involved in helping those in need, as well as community progress initiatives and projects focused on improving the use of technology within public service organizations. Many organizations have received funding from the program since its inception. A list of year 2010-2013 recipients can be viewed below.

Questions concerning Integrity Data’s Community Giving Program or its procedures should be emailed to grants@integrity-data.com or call Integrity Data at 217-732-3737.

“I appreciate the passion for our local community that is imparted through our CEO, Patrick Doolin.
Programs like Integrity Data’s Community Giving causes me to feel like I am part of
something truly important and meaningful.”

Tom Franz, Product Manager at Integrity Data

2015 Recipient

In school year 2015-16, Integrity Data’s Community Giving program played a vital role in bringing a new entrepreneurship program to Logan County, IL. The Land of Lincoln CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program gives local high school students hands on experience in starting a business, building a network between the students and local business owners. As an investor in the program, which is 100% privately funded, Integrity Data provided mentoring services, provided a class meeting space for a nine week quarter, sponsored the class business and engaged staff members in speaking, mentoring and advising students.

2014 Recipients

Will use the funds to purchase materials needed to complete needs-based projects in our community such as interior and exterior painting, basic electrical or plumbing repairs, yard clean-up, window washing, wheelchair ramp construction, and more.
Will use the funds to purchase three highly durable portable GPS units to be used for the development of outdoor skills, navigation, merit badge completion (Hiking and Geocaching) and recreation.
Will use the funds for “Jobs For Life” training in the community. Jobs for Life is a 16 session job preparation program that helps those in need find dignity and purpose through meaningful work.
Will use the funds to help bring Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor who is a speaker and author of Four Perfect Pebbles, to Lincoln in October to speak at their school.
Will use the funds to purchase a computer, set up all of their financial data in a “Quick Books” and to allow their director to receive coaching on a monthly basis over one year through 3DM, a training organization that works with Christian leaders.

2013 Recipients

With First Presbyterian Church used food for children who were eligible for the government free / reduced lunch program or those those who may go hungry on weekends throughout the school year.
Purchased an interactive white board to measure increased learning by their special education students.
Purchased two laptops to maintain security check-in system.
Purchased education software.
Purchased a laptop and mobile projector to demonstrate new programs provided for public access; such as, Online Public Access card catalog, downloadable eBooks / Audiobooks services.
Purchased new communicators for each classroom, new computer for the center’s records and a portable unit for training.

2012 Recipients

Purchased food and hygiene items for local families in need.
Purchased supplies for construction of local homes in need of repair.
Co-funded the creation of an online economic development marketing initiative, which will help expand and establish businesses in Lincoln and Logan County.
Improved their local facility in need of repair.
Transitioned to electronic medical records and electronic billing services.

2011 Recipients

Purchased an American flag, pack flag, a flag for each den and the stands and equipment to display them.
Purchased Smart Board accessories.
Purchased books for leveled library.
Purchased Lexia Learning licenses.
Purchased dry erase boards, rail picture holders, paper supplies, and dispensers.
Funded Movies in the Park 2011.
Purchased Flip cameras with Digital Wish, copies of the Pinnacle software, blank DVDs, cases and labels, and books.
Purchase cameras for classrooms and administrative office, photo printer, paper and ink, digital photo frames for classrooms.
Purchased computer cart and/or LCD Projector.

2010 Recipients

Purchased white boards for elementary school classrooms.

Funding towards playground.

Funding towards replacing old 8mm in-car camera with new digital camera.

Funding towards Mini mobile labs in classrooms to promote literacy through technology.

Purchased camera with a microphone jack and a microphone set with lavalier and handheld microphone, as well as an additional battery for the camera for the Media Communications class.