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.  

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

Click Here to View CFCI’s Grantmaking Guidelines

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.

Fall Funding Opportunities – opening July 1, 2023

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

Click here for all Fall Grant Applications – Due September 6, 2023

Spring Funding Opportunities

*2023 Funding Applications Closed

Community Arts Grants
The Arts Mean Business Fund Grant
Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grant
Ackerman Family Learn to Swim Fund Grants

Summer Funding Opportunities

*2023 Funding Applications Closed

Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant

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.