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Women to Women & YEP Grant Cycles Open October 1
The Women to Women Giving Circle and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) at Illinois Prairie Community Foundation are accepting applications for grants from October 1 to October 31, 2019.  Successful applicants will receive funding in January 2020.
The focus for 2020 Women to Women grants is programs that that develop the potential in girls from birth to third grade in our community and their support networks (families, teachers and caregivers).The Women to Women grant also requires applicants to collaborate with another organization on a program addressing the focus. The total amount available is $35,000. 
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) accepts applications for programs that are youth-focused or have a significant impact on youth. YEP includes 21 local high school students who create a grant application and allocate funds to youth-focused initiatives. YEP encourages youth to have an active role in completing the application and will give priority to those organizations that include youth in the application process. The group has $10,000 available. 

Links to the YEP and Women to Women online grant applications will be found on IPCF's  website starting on October 1. View list of IPCF's past grant recipients
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Celebrating Local Philanthropy Events
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will host its annual Nonprofits Workshop and Celebrating Philanthropy Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 8 Traders Circle, Normal.

Paul and Sandra Harmon
The Workshop, from 8-11:30 a.m., will focus on "Cyber Securing Your Nonprofit in the 21st Century ."
The Luncheon, from noon-1 p.m., will recognize local philanthropists Paul and Sandra Harmon of Normal.

For more information or to register for either the workshop or luncheon, click here.
Our Impact in the Community
Many of our grant recipient programs have been active over the summer and into the fall!  Read more about these programs to see the impact we're having in the community:
Recently Added Funds
This fund was recently opened at IPCF:
  • Pt.fwd Music & Sonic Arts
Are You 70½? Do You Have an IRA?
Did you know that you could reduce your taxable income by donating your required minimum distribution (RMD) to  a qualified charity?  

  • Only applies to IRA owners after they are 70½
  • Does not apply to distributions from employer plans
  • Only applies to direct transfers to qualified charities (NOT private grant-making foundations, donor advised funds or charitable gift annuities).
Community Foundations are public charitable foundations and, as thus, are eligible to receive RMD donations into any endowment, fiscal sponsorship or field of interest fund. Contact your financial planner for details on how to take advantage of this opportunity.
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