Community Giving

Community Giving2018-08-08T09:53:28+00:00

Integrity Data’s 2016 Community Giving Program

Integrity Data in Lincoln, Illinois has awarded a total of $10,000 in grant monies to not-for-profit organizations in the area. The funds, awarded from an Integrity Data employee giving fund, were distributed on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at a dessert reception honoring recipients

Integrity Data received a total of 13 applications from qualified, tax-exempt organizations serving the residents of Logan County. Applications were then evaluated and voted on by Integrity Data’s employees.

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.

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.

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 2010-2015 recipients can be viewed below.

Questions concerning Integrity Data’s Community Giving Program or its procedures should be emailed to 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, Director of Client Services 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.