Grantmaking Principles & Guidelines

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois invests in our community by supporting projects that address community needs and have lasting value. Therefore, CFCI’s grantmaking is:

Focused by addressing established CFCI and donor designated priorities.

Strategic by supporting projects with well-defined objectives and measurable outcomes that improve the quality or scope of charitable work in our community.

Collaborative by leveraging resources and cultivating partnerships.

Nonprofit organizations with programs serving individuals within a 50-mile radius of the city of Peoria, IL are encouraged to apply (excluding Knox and McLean County).

Organizations serving individuals in Knox or McLean Counties are encouraged to visit the Galesburg Community Foundation or the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation for more information on funding opportunities.

Grant Guidelines

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2024 Spring Grant recipients

The Ackerman Family Learn to Swim Fund – 2024 Recipient

The Arts Mean Business Fund Grant – 2024 Recipients

Community Arts Grant – 2024 Recipients

Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grants – 2024 Recipients

2023 Fall Grant Recipients

Women’s Fund Success Grant – 2023 Recipients

Women’s Fund Girls Investing in Girls Grant – 2023 Recipient

Local Jobs Fund Grant – 2023 Recipient

Community Needs Grant – 2023 Recipients

Other Grant Opportunities

Community Works Grants Program – Not currently accepting applications
Community Works Grant – 2023 Recipient
Ending Hunger Together Grants Program – Not currently accepting applications
Ending Hunger Together Grant – 2024 Recipients