News & Press Releases Archives - Community Foundation of Central Illinois

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. 


Community Foundation on the Greg & Dan Show – WMBD AM Radio

Listen in as Mark Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) is joined by Kim Keenan, Co-Founder of the gitm Foundation, as guests of the Greg & Dan Show on WMBD AM Radio, as they discuss food insecurity, collaboration among key players in our community, and the $40,000 inaugural grant […]


Community Foundation Awards $40,000 to Address Food Insecurity

    The Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) is pleased to announce the inaugural Ending Hunger Together grant recipient has been chosen. The proposal submitted by HEAL Food System Partners will be awarded $40,000 to help address food insecurity issues in the community. This collaboration includes Tazewell County Health Department (lead agency), the Gitm […]


CFCI is proud to support WCBU 89.9

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The PNC Foundation and Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust Recognized 37 Teachers

WMBD Video Posting: Teachers receive grants for classroom projects PEORIA HEIGHTS – Teachers across Central Illinois are giving a toast to education and excellence. The PNC Foundation and Ruby K. Worner charitable trust recognized 37 teachers. The group of teachers gathered for a luncheon at the Country Club of Peoria. Teachers say the money will […]


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