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 – opening January 3, 2023

Community Arts Grants:

Due 1st Wednesday of March — Currently Closed

The Arts Mean Business Fund Grant:

Due 1st Wednesday of March — Currently Closed

Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grant:

Due 1st Wednesday of March — Currently Closed

Arts Capacity-Building Grant:

Due 1st Wednesday of March — Currently Closed

Summer Funding Opportunities – opening April 1, 2022

2022 Emerging Philanthropist Grant:

Due 2nd Wednesday of June (June 8, 2022)
Click here to apply.

Fall Funding Opportunities – opening July 1, 2022

Community Needs Grants:

Due 1st Wednesday of September (September 7, 2022)
Click here to apply.

The Local Jobs Fund Grant:

Due 1st Wednesday of September (September 7, 2022)
Click here to apply.

Women’s Fund Success Grants:

Due 1st Wednesday of September (September 7, 2022)
Click here to apply.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Community Works Grants Program
Click Here For More Information – Letter of Inquiry Was Due November 23, 2021
Ending Hunger Together Grants Program
Click Here For More Information – Letter of Inquiry Was Due November 23, 2021
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.
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