• Computer Banc began in 1999 with the support of a local Springfield (IL) church, and immediately began to grow.
  • In March 2002, Computer Banc received not-for-profit status.
  •  In August 2002, Computer Banc moved to a larger facility in the rear of the Catholic Charities building at 11th and Washington.  That giant step forward gave us the space to expand operations and provide more computers. 
  • In May 2003,Computer Banc held its first annual Citywide Collection to collect refurbishable computer equipment and equipment for recycling.  This event recurred at the same time every year until new Illinois recycling law led to the final collection in 2008.
  • In January 2004, Computer Banc became a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, which allows us to provide fully-licensed Windows operating systems on the computers we send out. Computer Banc is still the only Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher in Springfield.
  • In October 2006, Computer Banc began its School Partnership Program with Decatur schools. Additional trips were made to Decatur in March 2007 and January 2008, with trips to other schools every few months.
  • In May 2007, Computer Banc secured a recycling contract with Sangamon County, which was renewed through May 2009.  As a result of the financial handicaps associated with new Illinois recycling law, this partnership could not be renewed further.
  • In December 2008, Computer Banc set a new record, sending out over 425 computers in a single year.In July 2009, Computer Banc became a United Way certified agency.
  • In December 2009, Computer Banc set another new record, sending out over 600 computers in a single year.  This brings the organization's total distribution over 10 years to almost 3,000 computers!
  • In September 2010, Computer Banc embarked on an academic study of home computers' impact on student success. The study, conducted by the University of Illinois at Springfield in cooperation with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Springfield School District 186, and United Way, should yield results in 2012.
  • Computer Banc will continue to expand, providing hundreds or thousands more computers to Illinois communities and their at risk populations.

Computer Banc

 

Founded: 1999

Executive Director: David Fowler

 

Areas of expertise: 
We are Microsoft Certified Refurbisher that mainly deals with Dell equipment. However, we do refurbish other computer systems as well.

Our Mission

Phone: (217) 528-9506
Fax: (217) 670-2152

1617  Groth Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Company Profile

Our History

Computer Banc is a nonprofit United Way member agency. Donations to this program provide charitable organizations and low-income At Risk families and individuals with a reliable source of computers at the lowest possible admin fee.

Our Mission
 is to provide families, adults, special needs individuals, seniors, and veterans
who are At-Risk with computer access at home or school. As a secondary mission, we also
provide computers for other not-for-profit agencies and schools.

Our Strategy
 is to engage the business community as donors of equipment, education
institutions as partners in workforce development education, and other service non-profit
organizations as distributors of information to the under served.

Our Plan
 is to build alliances and create opportunities that foster computer availability and
workforce development training throughout Illinois.