Ending Hunger Together Fund and Grants Program

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) is pleased to announce the Ending Hunger Together grants program to address food insecurity issues throughout central Illinois. Fueled by $40,000 in grant funding, the new program combines an emphasis on healthy food access, community education, and economic development to create a framework of collaboration.

“Studies show that nearly 45,000 adults and children in the tri-county area lack access to enough food for an active, healthy life,” says Mark Roberts, CFCI Chief Executive Officer. “The Ending Hunger Together grants program will take a bold approach to this growing problem by addressing the root causes of food insecurity. Thank you to the generous donors and community partners who helped the Community Foundation create this important initiative.”

You can help by donating now

Would you like to be a part of the solution that addresses root causes of food insecurity?  You can help by donating now.  Every dollar you contribute will make a difference and is fully tax-deductible.  If you would like to utilize a credit card, please visit Network for Good where you can submit a one time donation or set up a monthly or quarterly recurring donation.  If you would prefer to write a check, please make it payable to “Community Foundation of Central Illinois” and mail to:

Community Foundation of Central Illinois
3625 N. Sheridan Rd.
Peoria, IL 61604 

Ending Hunger Together RFP

All organizations with 501(c)(3) status within CFCI’s service area are eligible to apply for the Ending Hunger Together grants. Grant funding may support new or existing programs that positively benefit central Illinois. A committee of CFCI key stakeholders will review all submissions, with final grant decisions to be made by March 7, 2019.  Those interested in applying for this grant are invited to submit a letter of inquiry; please refer to the Ending Hunger Together RFP for detailed instructions.

The timeline:

2018 RFP issued: November 1, 2018
Letter of Intent Due: November 29, 2018
Invitation to Submit Full Proposal Sent: December 17, 2018
Full Proposal Due: February 11, 2019
Grant decisions: March 7, 2019
CFCI reserves the right to deviate from this schedule at any time without prior notice

Questions? Please contact Sarah Fletcher, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives or call 309-674-8730.