It was 100 years ago that community foundations began. It was in Ohio.
"It was actually a banker from Cleveland who thought,there's all these charitable trusts being formed. If we consolidated these it could be more efficient for philanthropy," said John Stremsterfer, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.
Based in Springfield, it serves Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties. The organization helps match donors with specific causes.