Forefront's Springfield Office

Forefront has adopted a regional approach to support over 1,000 operating nonprofits with the specific goal of building their capacity and increasing their impact. Through our Springfield office, we foster a network that connects community foundations and nonprofit leaders in Central Illinois. We support communication, collaboration, and cooperation; foster strong management, leadership, and governance; host professional development opportunities, and provide online resources.

Previously known as GoodWorks CONNECT (GWC), the network was begun in 2008 through the leadership and support of the Lumpkin Family Foundation and many others. In 2014, GWC became a program of Forefront.

For more information about our Springfield office, contact Sarah Tapscott, Director of Statewide Partnerships, at 217-572-1866 or

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