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2018 Leader Luncheon Awards Nomination

Nominate a woman who has made a difference for the 2018 Women to Women Leader Luncheon Awards! 

2017 CFCI Grant Recipient Reception

On November 1, 2017, recipients of the Community Needs, The Arts Mean Business Fund, and The Local Jobs Fund grant gathered along with CFCI Board members, volunteers and staff to celebrate the awarding of more than $155,000 in our Fall Grants Cycle.

Emerging Philanthropists Fund Social Event

Emerging Philanthropists Fund Check Presentation to Friends of Proctor Center - our 2017 Grant Recipient.


More than 50 representatives from the community gathered to discuss issues surrounding food insecurity at the 2017 Regional Fresh Food Summit, hosted by the RFFC and the Community Foundation on September 20, 2017

Scholarship Reception - recipients

2017 scholarship recipients at the CFCI Scholarship Reception on July 18, 2017. 

Jack Sweney Youth

The Jack Sweney Youth Program teaches at-risk youth tennis fundamentals.

2017 Jack Sweney Tennis Tournament

2017 Jack Sweney Tennis Tournament participants.

PNC Bank at the 2017 Scholarship Reception

Community Foundation President & CEO, Mark Roberts with PNC Bank representatives Jenna Wiesner and Christina Stear

For Donors

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is committed to delivering a wide range of services beyond traditional grant making activities to help our donors, nonprofit partners, and other stakeholders achieve their charitable objectives.

By creating a fund with CFCI you receive the expertise of our staff and avoid the paperwork, time, and expense of running a private foundation. We take care of all investing, government reporting, grant investigations, paperwork, auditing, and accounting.

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For Grant Seekers

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois supports positive initiatives and innovative approaches to addressing the changing needs of our region. Our purpose is to strengthen our community through engaged grant making and strategic partnerships with other organizations.

Our giving is focused on arts and culture, education, health and human services, and community development. Nonprofit organizations located within a 50-mile radius of the Peoria area are encouraged to apply.

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For Professional Advisors

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois considers attorneys, accountants, financial planners, insurance agents, and other professionals who have relationships with members of our community to be our valued partners in charitable giving.

We want to be a resource for you as well as a philanthropic partner for your clients, providing a full understanding of the many possibilities of supporting our community by giving through the Community Foundation.

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The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is confirmed in
compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations

Community Foundation National Standards

2018 Annual Meeting