News & Press Releases Archives - Community Foundation of Central Illinois

Community Foundation Announces Second $40,000 Grant Opportunity to Address Food Insecurity

Press Release – Ending Hunger Together Press Release – 11.7.19 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Fletcher  Director of Grants and Community Initiatives (309) 674-8730 sarah@communityfoundationci.org Community Foundation Announces Second $40,000 Grant Opportunity to Address Food Insecurity November 7, 2019—The Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) is pleased to announce the second round of […]


Community Foundation of Central Illinois Hosts Fall Grants Reception – Awards More Than $150,000

Press Release – CFCI Fall Grants 10.24.19 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Sarah Fletcher                                                                                 […]


CFCI Announces Fall Grants Reception to Award $150,800 to Area Nonprofits

2019 Fall Grants Media Advisory 10.21.19 Contact Information:        Sarah Fletcher, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives 309-674-8730 / sarah@communityfoundationci.org For Immediate Release Media Advisory Who: On Wednesday, October 23, 2019 the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) will host its Fall Grants Reception from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. to recognize the recipients […]


Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grants to Dream Center Peoria

Congratulations to Dream Center Peoria on receiving the Emerging Philanthropists Fund grant for their DCP Coffee Program!  As part of their Jobs Skills After-School Program, professional volunteers mentor the participants who roast, package, and sell their own line of coffee.  “It’s coffee with a purpose.”      


Women’s Fund 3rd Annual Leadership Panel – “Building Up the Women Around You”

2019 WF Leadership Panel Media Advisory 9.16.19 Contact Information:        Sarah Fletcher, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives 309-674-8730 / sarah@communityfoundationci.org For Immediate Release   Media Advisory Who: On Monday, September 16, 2019 the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois will host its 3rd annual Leadership Panel from 4:30 – […]


CFCI’s Mark Roberts installed as Rotary International district governor for local District 6460

Mark Roberts President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois   Morton Courier Times newspaper article reads: Mark Roberts of Morton was installed as Rotary International district governor for 2019-2020 during a ceremony held at Dozer Park in Peoria on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Roberts, a member of the Rotary Club of Peoria […]


CFCI Spring Grants Reception … $48k awarded to area nonprofits

2019 Spring Grants Media Advisory 4.18.19 Who: On Tuesday, April 23, 2019 the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) will host its Spring Grants Reception from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. to recognize the recipients of the Community Arts Grants, The Arts Mean Business Fund Grant, and the Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grants. Through the […]


CFCI Managing $16M Endowment Funds for Human Service Center Foundation’s Community-Based Behavioral Health Initiatives

The Human Service Center Foundation has awarded $16 million in support of community-based health initiatives, the Peoria Journal Star reports. The grant will endow two funds to be managed by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois — a $12 million fund named for Jack Gilligan that will support psychiatry programs and mental health and addiction recovery […]


CFCI’s 31st Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting Media Advisory 5.2.19


Women to Women Leader Luncheon In the News!

Click to listen in as Sarah Fletcher, CFCI’s Director of Grants and Community Initiatives and Lea Anne Miller, Women’s Fund Advisory Board Chair join Semone on 25 News Today to preview the upcoming Women to Women Leader Luncheon. 


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