Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois has several funding opportunities available to qualifying organizations.  Be sure to review CFCI’s Grantmaking Guidelines prior to applying for any of the grants below.  

Click Here to View CFCI’s Grantmaking Guidelines

For questions, please contact Sarah Fletcher, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives or call 309-674-8730.

Please note: Beginning with our Spring 2023 opportunities, we have transitioned to new grant software. You can access a grant applicant tutorial here: GLM Grant Applicant Tutorial.

Spring 2024 Funding Opportunities

Spring 2024 Grant Applications: Click here for application

Community Arts Grants-Maximum $10,000
The Arts Mean Business Fund Grants-Maximum $25,000
Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grants-Maximum $5,000
Ackerman Family Learn to Swim Fund Grants-Maximum $5,000

Summer Funding Opportunities

*Funding Applications Currently Closed

Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant

Fall Funding Opportunities

*Funding Applications Currently Closed

Community Needs Grants
The Local Jobs Grants
Women’s Fund Success Grants

Additional Funding Opportunities

Community Works Grants Program – Not currently accepting applications
Ending Hunger Together Grants Program – Not currently accepting applications

Opportunity Grants

Applications will be reviewed twice a month. Applicants will receive a response within 2-3 weeks of submission. Click here to apply

*Organizations may only apply once per twelve-month period, even if the request is not funded.

Please note:  if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted the next business day by 5:00 PM Central Time.