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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2018 Grant Recipients

Community Arts Grants – 2018 Recipients

Women’s Fund Success Grant – 2018 Recipients

Local Jobs Fund Grant – 2018 Recipient

Community Needs Grant – 2018 Recipients

The Arts Mean Business Fund Grant – 2018 Recipient

Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grants – 2018 Recipients

2017 Grant Recipients

In 2017, through the generous contributions of our fund holders, the Community Foundation of Central Illinois awarded $208,678 in grants to deserving nonprofits providing vital programs and services in our region.  We are proud to help our donors steward a legacy of giving for the community.

Community Arts Grant – 2017 Recipients

Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant – 2017 Recipient

Community Needs Grant – 2017 Recipients

The Local Jobs Fund Grant – 2017 Recipient

The Arts Mean Business Fund Grant – 2017 Recipients

The Women’s Fund Success Grant – 2017 Recipients

PPS Foundation Classroom Grants – 2017 Recipients