The Emerging Philanthropists Fund is an initiative designed by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) to invigorate emerging community leaders to join together as philanthropists.
The group is comprised of a cross section of professionals in the community who like to have fun, but who also want to positively impact the quality of life in central Illinois.
Together, Fund members build the Fund, an endowment which addresses community needs through grantmaking.
The Emerging Philanthropists Fund offers a unique opportunity to its members by providing them with a vehicle for strategic giving, information about the grantmaking process and the ability to learn more about the many nonprofit organizations in central Illinois.
The Fund's giving circle model allows members to be philanthropic without having to be wealthy. By pooling together yearly membership contributions, as well as additional donations, the Fund grows. Each year, a portion of the fund is granted back into the community through a grantmaking process. Emerging Philanthropists Fund members ultimately vote on which nonprofit organizations receive grants from the Fund.
In addition to grantmaking, members will gain basic philanthropic skills and be connected with established philanthropists in the community.
There are two ways you or your family can become a member:
1. Check: Print and download a membership form (click here) and mail with payment to CFCI. Checks can be made payable to "Community Foundation of Central Illinois."
Community Foundation of Central Illinois
ATTN: Emerging Philanthropists Fund
3625 North Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604
2. Online: Sign up online through Network for Good (click here). With a credit card, submit your payment in full, or through quarterly or monthly payments*.
*Please note, quarterly and monthly payments are received as re-occurring payments. To stop re-occurring payments, you will need to log into your Network for Good account to do so.
Questions? Contact CFCI Program Manager, Jessica Dillon at 309-674-8730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual membership is tax-deductable. Checks can be made to "Community Foundation of Central Illinois." Credit card donations are accepted through Network for Good.
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