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Community Beautification

CCDC Foundation strives to support a wide range of beautification efforts that make cities and villages in Champaign County more attractive and livable. The Foundation has funded many worthy beautification projects over the years, some of which include the following:

  • $25,000 Challenge Grant for public agencies and private businesses to improve the community entrances into Champaign and Urbana
  • Contribution of 27 varieties of trees to the Rantoul Depot Park beautification project
  • Proposing and funding assistance for planning and development of Mini-Parks in Champaign and Urbana
  • $30,000 gift for planting 200 shade trees along two miles of University Avenue to commemorate the University of Illinois Centennial
  • Funding for landscape improvements to Willard Airport
  • Funding for the Edie Ingle Wildflower Garden and the Native Illinois Habitat Garden at the Urbana Park Districts Anita Purves Nature Center
  • Funding for tree planting at the Champaign County Courthouse



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