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Leave a Legacy at CFCI

Many donors who have been philanthropic in their lifetimes are interested in continuing their giving beyond their lifetimes. An easy and simple way to support the issues and communities you care about is by bequeathing all or a portion of your estate to the Foundation through your will. Your bequest will allow you to make an impact in perpetuity. Working with your attorney, you can add simple bequest language to your will to support either CFCI’s unrestricted fund or a named component fund within the Foundation. The Foundation’s unrestricted fund, the Community Impact Fund, responds to the ever-changing needs in the CFCI service area by awarding grants to nonprofits working to improve the quality of life throughout Central Illinois. Your will can also designate that all or a portion of your estate establish a component fund or flow into an existing component fund from which grants will be made in perpetuity to support the causes and organizations that you care about most.

Sample Bequest Language for an Unrestricted Gift
[I give, bequeath, and devise ____% or $____, or the rest and residue of my estate] to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, an Illinois corporation authorized by its charter and bylaws to accept, hold and administer charitable funds, to be used to support the Community Impact Fund and to be administered pursuant to the policies of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.

Sample Bequest Language to Establish a Component Fund
[I give, bequeath, and devise ____% or $____, or the rest and residue of my estate] to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, an Illinois corporation authorized by its charter and bylaws to accept, hold and administer charitable funds, to be used to establish a component fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois to be known as the ___________________________ (“the Fund”) and to be administered pursuant to a fund agreement on file with such organization.

Sample Bequest Language to Add to an Existing Component Fund
[I give, bequeath, and devise ____% or $____, or the rest and residue of my estate] to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, an Illinois corporation authorized by its charter and bylaws to accept, hold and administer charitable funds, to be contributed to the __________________________ (the name of component fund) of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and to be administered pursuant to a fund agreement on file with such organization.

Please use the following information for the Foundation:

Community Foundation of Central Illinois
3625 N. Sheridan Road Peoria, IL 61615
309-674-8730
EIN: 37-1185713


The Community Foundation of Central Illinois’ professional staff is ready to work with you to achieve your goals.
For more information, please contact the Foundation at 309-674-8730 or visit our website at www.communityfoundationci.org

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