Unrestricted Funds remain in perpetuity to address needs within our community as they change over time. A community-based committee reviews and approves grants, then awards them in the fund holder’s name.
Glen A. Barton Endowment Fund Marion and Warren Bohner Fund James and Rosella Bubert Charitable Fund Ross E. and Susan M. Canterbury Fund Caterpillar Community Leadership Fund CFCI Administrative Unrestricted Endowment Fund Community Impact Fund The Dr. Paul Dirkse Endowment Fund Pete and Mildred Donis Charitable Fund William and Marilyn Engel Charitable Fund John H. “Ted” and Betty Flora Charitable Fund Scott Heimdal Fund The Louise Flora Howard Memorial Fund Paul Jackson Fund Norma M. and Keith G. Johnson Charitable Fund William L. and Mary E. Kella Fund Lee L. Morgan and Mary H. Morgan Endowment Louis and Selma Neumiller Fund Gordon S. and Jean H. Peters Charitable Fund Sandra L. Stemler Endowment Fund Field and Jeannine Triebel Unrestricted Charitable Fund Sandra and Richard Ullman Unrestricted Charitable Fund
FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS
Field of Interest Funds can be donor-directed for a particular purpose, such as literacy or art education. CFCI then selects the organizations that best serve the donor’s charitable intent.
Ameren Education Fund
The Ameren Education Fund is utilized to support projects related to education in central Illinois. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations or governmental entities within the education field.
Mildred L. Arends Musical and Cultural Activities Fund
The Mildred L. Arends Musical and Cultural Activities Fund supports projects that will maintain and enhance the quality of local musical and cultural activities in central Illinois.
The Arts Mean Business Fund
The Arts Mean Business Fund supports economic growth in the region through the arts.
CFCI CommunityWorks Endowment Fund
The CFCI Community Works Endowment Fund supports projects that will maintain and enhance the quality of life in central Illinois through collaboration between multiple non-profit organizations. Grants are made to support workforce development, childcare, and land usage and protection.
Stephen A. and Bonnie J. Gosselin CommunityWorks Fund
The Stephen A. and Bonnie J. Gosselin Community Works Fund supports projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in central Illinois through collaboration between multiple non-profit organizations. The funds are used for programs that improve workforce development, childcare, and land usage and protection.
Central Illinois Disaster Recovery Fund
Fine Arts Society of Peoria Creativity Fund
The Fine Arts Society of Peoria Creativity Fund supports the Community Foundation’s arts-related grantmaking programs, with preference given to programs that provide hands-on artistic experiences to underserved middle-school aged children residing in zip codes 61605, 61604 and 61603.
The Fontaine Earle Endowment Fund
The Fontaine Earle Fund
The Fontaine Earl Fund supports programs in the Peoria area with special considerations given to the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross.
Maurice Elbert Charitable Fund
The Maurice Elbert Charitable Fund supports projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life for people living in or around the Metamora area.
Ending Hunger Together Fund
Emerging Philanthropists Fund
For the Family Fund
For the Family Fund assists with programs that aid in the restoration of family as the fundamental unit of our society, as well as elimination of the dysfunctional aspects of family life in our community.
The Thomas and Ellen Foster Fund
The Thomas and Ellen Foster Fund provides support for charitable, religious, humanitarian, benevolent, or educational projects and organizations that work with Peoria area youth and/or adults who are indigent, homeless, illiterate, or who need care and guidance. Grants from this Fund are used to enhance the quality of life for the Peoria area community.
Taylor and Corrine French Fund/Fine Arts Education
The Taylor and Corinne French Fund/Fine Arts Education supports fine arts education projects and programs in central Illinois.
George A. Fulton Charitable Fund
The George A. Fulton Charitable Fund supports projects and organizations that maintain and enhance development of the arts and community education for the arts in central Illinois.
Whitney Grotts Endowment Fund
The Whitney Grotts Endowment Fund supports projects at organizations and schools that will help develop or maintain youth depression programs designed to identify and counsel at-risk youth.
Alvin and Donna Haerr Family Performing Arts Fund
The Alvin and Donna Haerr Family Performing Arts Fund supports performing, visual, and fine arts projects within the Tri-County area.
The Robert Hespell Estate Fund
Homeless Youth Endowment Fund
The Homeless Youth Endowment Fund provides support to programs that assist with the needs of homeless youth in the Peoria area.
The Local Jobs Fund
The Local Jobs Fund supports projects that have direct linkage to breaking the poverty cycle by equipping individuals with the necessary skills to earn a living wage.
Carol L. Ladwig Youth Service Fund
Thomas & Lynn Landes Fund for Performing Arts
The Thomas and Lynn Landes Fund for Performing Arts provides support for and projects or programs in the performing arts within the Tri-County area.
Robert W. Leu Family Charitable Fund
The Robert W. Leu Family Charitable Fund is used to assist with general charitable purposes in the Peoria area, specifically organizations who assist those in need such as Common Place, Salvation Army, Friendship House and South Side Mission.
Jean M. Ligon Fund
The Jean M. Ligon Fund assists with the care and adoption of homeless cats and dogs, the neutering of both homeless and other pets, and for the fostering of research and education.
The Literacy Fund provides funding for programs that promote literacy among individuals in the Peoria area.
Mental Health Remembrance Leadership Fund
The Mental Health Remembrance Leadership Fund is used to help improve awareness of issues and services related to mental health through the education of individuals and agencies in the Tri-County area. Funds are also put toward increasing the awareness of support programs and establishing innovative projects to ensure the continued progress of mental health support.
Larry Oertley, Jr. Wildlife Memorial Fund
The Larry Oertley, Jr. Wildlife Memorial Fund supports projects that will maintain and enhance wildlife preservation, provide educational programs for youth, and scholarships for accredited wildlife programs at a school of higher education.
The “OTHERS” Fund
Russell F. and Eleanor Sikes Peters Performing Arts Fund
The Russell F. & Eleanor Sikes Peters Performing Arts Fund supports performing, visual and fine arts projects within the Tri-County area.
Eugene and Harriett Swager Fund for Public Art
The Eugene and Harriett Swager Fund for Public Art supports sculpture and visual fine arts works for display within the community.
Fritz and Doris S. Reuling Charitable Fund
The Fritz and Doris S. Reuling Charitable Fund supports projects that will maintain and enhance the health field to better prevent and treat abuse, public education, and all forms of art.
Rinkenberger CommunityWorks Fund
The Rinkenberger Communityworks Fund supports projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in central Illinois through collaboration between multiple non-profit organizations. The funds are used for programs that improve workforce development, childcare, and land usage and protection.
Heartland Riverfront Foundation Fund
The Heartland Riverfront Foundation Fund is used to support projects that will maintain and enhance the Riverfront along the Illinois River in Peoria.
The Peoria Sertoma Foundation Fund
Anneliese Sinn Arts Fund
The Anneliese Sinn Arts Fund was created to provide support for performing, visual and fine arts projects, as well as art education and art therapy initiatives that serve children and/or those with special needs or disabilities.
Juanita Slane Memorial Fund
Sow a Seed Fund
Karin Spaulding Fund
The Karin Spaulding Fund supports programs promoting education services for children, and/or programs advocating for literacy and job skills training for adults.
Jack C. Sweney Peoria Youth Tennis Fund
Yomi John Fund
Designated Funds allow donors to choose the charitable organizations they wish to receive support from their funds.
Owen H. Ackerman Family Charitable Fund Nick Adkins Class of ‘52 Fund CFCI Administrative Endowment Fund Patricia Barton Arts Exhibition Fund Particia Barton Charitable Gift for Women Fund Bernita A. Otto Charitable Fund Buesing Alzheimer Remembrance Fund The Merrill and Mary Buesing Charitable Endowment Fund Leone Burwash Estate Endowment Fund The Mary Eileen Carroll Charitable Fund Carolyn C. Catton Charitable Fund Leroy E. and Florence A. Chinn Charitable Fund Leo E. and Eileen B. Christian Family Fund Central Illinois Epilepsy Foundation Fund Community Crisis Center Fund Dewitt Nelson Charitable Fund Father Tom Henseler Fund Janice E. and James T. Cunningham Endowment Fund John F. Gilligan Community-Based Psychiatry Fund Merle H. and Barbara J. Glick Fund Home for the Holidays Fund Hult Center for Healthy Living, Inc., SOS/Hope Suicide Prevention Program Endowment Fund Chip and Nancy Otto Family Fund Peoria Audubon Society Sanctuary Endowment Fund City of Peoria for Full Service Community School Fund Roanoke, IL Charitable Fund The Rudy Singleton Memorial Endowment Fund The Harold and Dorothy Sherman Memorial Charitable Fund The Raymond F and Dorothy H Sitton Education Fund Stark Fund Springdale Cemetery Prairie Gardens Maintenance Fund Eugene and Harriett Swager Fund Jack C. Sweney NonEndowment Fund
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Donor Advised Funds allow donors to actively participate in the grant making process by recommending to the Foundation the purpose or charitable organization that might receive available grant dollars.
Nick and Sandra Adkins Fund Anonymous Fund John and Libby Black Foundation for Life Fund Golden Bantam Fund Brenda Epley Homeless Children’s Fund Jim and Sally Fassino Charitable Fund Steve and Bonnie Gosselin Family Charitable Fund Vernon “Butch” Gudat Charitable Fund The Charles and Kimberly Hemmer Charitable Fund The Heward Charitable Fund Holmes Family Fund Dr. James C. and Arlys R. Hunt Fund The Karl B. and Cheryl J. Kuppler Charitable Fund Rex and Laurie Linder Charitable Fund Terry and Laura Machetti Family Charitable Fund Creve Coeur Club Robert H. Michel Endowed Fund Edward C. and Carol A. Moehle Charitable Fund Nickerson Family Fund The Stella O’Hanlon Memorial Endowment Fund Adolph Sr., Helen B., Elmer and Adolph Pletsch Memorial Fund The PNC Fund Mike and Cheryl Quine Charitable Fund The Rotary Club of Peoria Endowment Fund Violet Family Fund Robert and Lois Wendle Charitable Fund The Yeomans Fund The Zika Family Charitable Fund
A Pass-Through Fund provides a conduit through which charitable contributions flow towards a specific project, program, or area of interest that positively impacts the quality of life in central Illinois.
CGN and Associates Charitable Fund Delavan Summer Band Concert Fund District 150 Emergency Grants Fund Duane and Polly Heward Memorial Fund East Bluff Community Center Fund GACA Fund Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. Employee Scholarship Fund GP 2030 Fund Illinois Mutual Employees Children Scholarship Fund The Knollcrest Homeowners Association Fund The Leonard Marshall Memorial Plaza Fund Peoria NEXT Foster Fund for the Glen A. Barton Science and Technology Education Grants Peoria Police Explorers Fund City of Peoria Sister City Fund Eugene C and Harriett P Swager Designated Fund Number Two WMBD Children’s Fund Women’s Fund Operating Non-Endowment Fund The Wyman Family Charitable Fund
AGENCY ENDOWMENT FUNDS
Agency Endowment Funds allow charitable organizations to establish a fund to provide financial support to the organization for a specific project or program. CFCI provides professional investment services for the funds contributed.
The ADDWC Endowment Fund Advocates for Access Endowment Fund AMC Foundation Fund of Central IL Youth Symphony Contemporary Art Center Endowment Fund CASA of Peoria County Endowment Fund Counseling and Family Services of Peoria Endowment Fund Children’s Home Fund Central Illinois Friends of PWA, Inc. Endowment Fund Central IL Youth Symphony Fund The Christ Lutheran Church of Peoria Endowment Fund Delavan School Fitness Center Endowment Fund Peoria School District 150 Foundation Fund East Peoria Elementary School District 86 Foundation Epilepsy Foundation of Central IL Fund Fine Arts Society of Peoria Fund Friends of Peoria Public Library Endowment Fund The Forman Valley Community Foundation Fund Germantown Hills School District 69 Fund Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. Fund Haiti Mission Connection Robert J. Flaherty Endowment Fund Heartland Community Health Clinic Endowment Fund The Laura and Rex Linder Family Endowment Fund for Easter Seals Look. It’s My Book! The James A. Maloof Ballet Endowment Fund Mental Health Association of Illinois Valley Fund Morton Community Foundation Fund MTHS Educational Fund Oak Bluff Preserve Stewardship Endowment Fund Peoria Academy of Science Endowment Fund Peoria Academy of Science Scholarship Fund Peoria Academy of Science Treasure Hunt Fund Keep Peoria Beautiful PAWAC Founder’s Circle Endowment Fund PAWAC General Fund Peoria Area Civic Chorale Endowment Fund Peoria Garden Club Fund Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Fund The Stark County Communities Fund Springdale Historic Preservation Foundation Endowment Fund The Sun Foundation for Advancement in the Environmental Sciences and Arts, Inc. The Elmer Szepessy Endowment Fund/sub-fund of Central Illinois Youth Symphony The Majory Szepessy Endowment Fund/sub-fund of Central Illinois Youth Symphony Tri-County (Peoria) Urban League, Inc. Endowment Fund First United Methodist Church of Pekin Endowment Fund University United Methodist Church Endowment Fund Washington Community Foundation Women’s Lifestyle Educational Fund Greater Peoria Family YMCA Endowment Fund