Join us at The Noshery in Keller Station on Monday, June 27, for great food, a cash bar, and networking while learning how you can make a difference by becoming a member of the Emerging Philanthropists Fund. This is a free event, so go ahead and bring a friend along!

A unique eatery featuring six food experiences
in one convenient stop.
Monday, June 27
5:00-7:00 PM
The Noshery
Keller Station - 6035 Knoxville Ave
2021 Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant Recipient
We were very excited to award the 2021 Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant to Illinois Ability Sports for the creation of The Mason County Community Splash Pad. This splash pad will provide low-income children and individuals with disabilities a safe and fun opportunity to enjoy an outdoor activity free of charge. Nothing of this nature previously existed in Mason County to serve these children.

CFCI staff and Emerging Philanthropist Fund members took a trip to Bath, IL to see the splash pad in action at the grand opening! The sun was shining and it was the perfect day to open this great, new attraction. CFCI CEO/President Mark Roberts even tested it out, which was a HUGE hit with the kiddos!
CFCI staff and EPF members present a check at the grand opening of the Mason County Community Splash Pad
CFCI CEO/President, Mark Roberts, checked out the splash pad for himself!
Join the Fund or Renew Your Membership Today
Have you renewed your Emerging Philanthropists Fund Membership yet? There's still time! By renewing or becoming a member, you will have the opportunity to review grant applications, help select the top three to five grant finalists, participate in the grant finalist panel coming up in July, and vote on the recipient of the 2022 Emerging Philanthropists Fund grant! A minimum donation of $100 annually per person or $200 per couple/family is required to be a voting member of the Fund.

You may also renew your membership or join the Fund by mailing a check to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois -- 3625 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61604.

Since its inception in 2012, the Emerging Philanthropists Fund has granted more than $45,000 to local nonprofit organizations, and has built a permanent endowed fund that has surpassed $50,000! We need the generous support of community leaders like yourself to continue our tradition of giving and to expand our positive impact on the community. Come join us today!
The 2022 Emerging Philanthropists Fund grant cycle is currently open! Please feel free to share information about the grant and how to apply with any interested non-profit organizations.
3625 North Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604