Community Giving Program

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 our team and considered a measurement of the company’s overall success.

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 of having 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 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. A list of past recipients can be viewed below.

Integrity Data is excited to announce that the 2019 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible?
    Applicants must be 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. 

     

  • When can I apply?
    Applications are no longer being received.

  • What is the deadline?
    Completed applications were submitted by 5 p.m. Central time on Friday, March 29, 2019.

  • Who is selecting the recipient(s)?
    Integrity Data employees made the selection process in April 2019. 

     

  • When will the recipient(s) be notified?
    Applicants receiving grants were invited to a dessert reception at the Integrity Data offices on Thursday, April 25, 2019 to receive their grant and meet the Integrity Data team.

     

  • How do I apply? 
    We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 program.

Please email grants@integrity-data.com with any additional questions concerning Integrity Data’s Community Giving program and its procedures.

 

We are no longer accepting applications

 

Thank you

 

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See 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.

2019 Recipients

We are seeking funding to create a more technologically integrated and student-oriented learning environment. To do this, we would like purchase noise-cancelling headphones with built-in microphones. We are also seeking funding for flexible seating options. At Chester- East Lincoln, we are aware that we are teaching the future leaders and change-makers in our community. By implementing these items in our learning environment, we are empowering all students to reach their full potential and setting them up for a lifetime of success. Research shows that when students are given proper educational tools they develop high self-confidence and are more likely to graduate high school and become adults who are active, role models in their communities.

The Lincoln Logan Food Pantry seeks funding for a new software program and 2 new computers. Our current computers are to old and lack the power necessary to run a new program. Funds will be used to purchase a new software program which is specific for food pantries. We will also purchase two new computers which will allow us to run this program. Processing our customers in a timely manner and ensuring accurate records are maintained for our customer base will positively impact the community.

Lincubate is a nonprofit organization created in 2016 to help incubate new technology companies in Lincoln and Logan County, and help create the workforce needed to staff those new technology companies. We provide technology specific vocational education to young people ages 11-21. Our two primary goals are – 1) help young participants gain technology skills 2) help to foster the incubation of new technology companies this newly formed pool of tech talent creates. We will purchase sensor kits for the Lincubate Raspberry Pi Sensor Challenge Spring / Summer 2019: Our training for the next 4-6 months will focus on learning skills on Raspberry Pi including Linux commands, connecting sensors, and installing software to interact with those sensors. 

We are seeking funding in order to make repairs to our building and to purchase new prenatal and parenting video lessons. Our project will help allow us to maintain a safe, clean, and comfortable building for our clients to participate in classes. Our classes have up to date information on child birth and parenting for our clients, which will increase their and their children’s quality of life.

The Oasis provides a plethora of events, activities, support groups, programs (Medicare, Social Security, Free Income Taxes, Alzheimer Support Group, Food Pantry, Diabetic Shoe Clinics, License Plate Discounts, cards, bingo, etc. just to name a few.) to seniors and community members throughout Logan County. We are seeking funds to provide digital signage to display event notifications in all areas of the Oasis. We offer minimally 3-6 classes/activities/support groups and events daily. Notifications will also include the “Show Bus” pick up time schedules as many seniors use this form of transportation. Newsletters and flyers get lost, it takes time to copy and distribute notifications of events, post to all types of social media, etc. By having digital signage and only having to update via software website The Oasis will be more efficient for staff to implement. With this new software we can post to social media, digital signage, etc. in one stroke of a key. As we start seeing the baby boomers enter the retiring age, they are more apt to receive their information digitally verses paper newsletter copies. The Oasis is trying to address needs and preferences of the next generation entering the golden years.

Cruisin for a Cause is a fun community event for the whole family. Saturday, July 16th from 10 am-1 pm at the Oasis Senior Center, 2810 Woodlawn Dr. Lincoln, IL. Special Olympics Lincoln Park District Team with be partnering with the United Riders of Central Illinois, the Lincoln Jeep Club, Walmart and Oasis Senior Center for the Cruisin For a Cause event In Lincoln, Illinois! 100% of the proceeds raised from this event will benefit the Lincoln Park District Special Olympic Team of Lincoln Il. More specifically the money will be used for the necessary sports equipment, uniforms, travel to competitions and meals for the athletes. This event will provide the individuals of the Lincoln Park District Team the opportunity to gain self –respect, friendships and courage through training and participation in quality sports training and competitions. Our ultimate goal is to help people with intellectual disabilities in the Lincoln, Logan County area participate as productive and respected members of society at large by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.

2018 Recipient

We donated one full year of our ACA Reporting Services to an eligible recipient; a nonprofit organization within the United States required to comply with the Affordable Care Act. The winner is Bi-County Services located in Bluffton, Indiana!

2016 Recipients

Our agency is currently the only Vaccine for Children (VFC) provider in the County. The VFC program is a federally funded, state administered program that provides vaccine to our agency so we can make it available at no cost for children under the age of 19 who are on Medicaid, uninsured or underinsured. As of January 1, 2017, the state VFC program is requiring all providers, including our agency, to have a back-up pharmaceutical-grade refrigerators for our VFC stock of vaccine. We would like to use the funding to purchase the back-up refrigerator.  

H.O.P.E. Program – Our pregnancy and parenting education program provides support and education to mothers.  The mothers are paired with a mentor and meet together on a weekly basis. Through the program mothers gain knowledge for a healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery as well as skills to care for her newborn. As she attends her classes she earns baby bucks to use in our resource room that is stocked with material items for herself and her child. We have recently revamped the program with new videos and materials and hope to increase its impact in both quality and quantity. We will be implementing this new program in November of 2016. The funds will be used to cover the costs of new materials as well as operational and promotional costs related to the program.

A growing concern for LPCS for the past several years is the need to address the changing technological world of telephony.  More and more of our business is being conducted in various ways via phone calls and texts. At the present time we use a combination of traditional land line, and mobile phone.  In some cases our therapists are being forced to use their personal mobile phones. Because our staff of six counselors operates out of five offices in four different locations it is difficult for us to coordinate our telephone communication. This project will help LPCS transition to a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system. 

We are seeking funding for our own audio/visual equipment that will benefit our organization and help us reach students in a more dynamic way.  Specific items include musical equipment, a computer, a mixing board, and a keyboard.

We are in great need of technology that can enhance the teaching / learning process. Computers and educational / job Readiness software is vital to prepare participants with life skills to obtain gainful employment. The funding of these resources will open endless opportunities for our participants and their families. In order for step up to provide an effective, up-to-date learning environment for our participants we need a five or more laptops, a printer/copier/scanner and educational software.

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.