Why We Do This Work
IVCanDO believes just that: that the Illinois Valley can achieve its goals for greater prosperity among its vibrant people in this beautiful place. This is a community worth working for, and it’s our pleasure to help our neighbors thrive.
How We Do This Work
For over twenty years, this group has been honing the skills, deepening the expertise, and building the connections that allow us to help valley residents make things happen. We believe that relationships are the key to community success, and we foster those within the valley and also those with external support agencies. We help local people and local groups find grant funding for major initiatives, assist small nonprofits with organizational growth, provide workshops and mentorships, make loans to small businesses, and sometimes just make introductions that lead to a breakdown of barriers and powerful new outcomes.
Help Us Do This Work
IVCanDO welcomes participants in the work of helping the Illinois Valley thrive. Individuals, agencies, nonprofits, clubs, businesses and faith-based groups are strongly encouraged to join an Action Collaborative, attend board meetings, follow our updates, and link efforts with the broad coalition of residents that make up IVCanDO.