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

Spring Funding Opportunities

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

Click here for all Spring Grant Applications – Due March 8, 2023 – 5:00 p.m.

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.

Contact Sarah Fletcher with any questions:

Summer Funding Opportunities – opening April 3, 2023

2023 Emerging Philanthropist Grant:

Due 2nd Wednesday of June (June 14, 2023)


Fall Funding Opportunities – opening July 1, 2023

Community Needs Grants:

Due 1st Wednesday of September (September 6, 2023)

The Local Jobs Fund Grant:

Due 1st Wednesday of September (September 6, 2023)

Women’s Fund Success Grants:

Due 1st Wednesday of September (September 6, 2023)

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

District 150 Classroom Grants

Learn more about District 150 Classroom Grants as well as how to submit an application or evaluation.
Applications are due by October 1.
Click here to apply.

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.