Leave a Legacy at CFCI

A gift in your will can make a difference to the important work that CFCI does in our community.

You can help keep a child safe, fed and in school. You can be the spark that ignites a love of art and culture in the next Lin-Manuel Miranda. You can leave a legacy.

Donations of land, bequests and planned giving offer flexible and simple options to continue your passions beyond your lifetime.  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 estate can also 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.

LEGACY SOCIETY

The Legacy Society is a group of dedicated individuals that recognize the value of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and support our mission by naming the Community Foundation in their will or other planned giving vehicle, or who have established a permanent endowment fund with our organization. The Legacy Society also broadens public awareness and understanding of the Foundation through the sharing of ideas and information with other Legacy Society members, foundation donors, board members, and staff.

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 professional staff at the Community Foundation of Central Illinois’ is ready to work with you to achieve your goals.

For more information, please contact the Foundation at 309-674-8730 or send us an email.

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