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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2021 Grant recipients

Community Arts Grants – 2021 Recipients

The Arts Mean Business Fund Grant – 2021 Recipients

Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grants – 2021 Recipients

2020 Grant Recipients

Women’s Fund Success Grant – 2020 Recipients

Local Jobs Fund Grant – 2020 Recipients

Community Needs Grant – 2020 Recipients

            Emerging Philanthropists Fund – 2020 Recipient