Keeping you informed about YOUR Community Foundation!
Spring Grants Round Open Feb. 1-26
IPCF is accepting applications for grants in three categories from February 1-26. Interested applicants may find information about the grants on IPCF's website along with links to the online applications.
The Community Foundation expects to award more than $120,000 during this grant round. These grants provide support to local programs that benefit local residents. General Grants fund programs for education, environment, health and wellness, and youth. Mirza/IPCF Arts Grants fund programs for the performing or visual arts, music education, and/or arts education and enrichment. Shulman Grants focus on Jewish-themed educational, arts and cultural enrichment programs open to all.
The David and Kay Williams Music Education Grant is in its fourth year of awarding money. The grant seeks to support programs that use innovative technology to provide creative music experiences for K-12 students or the one-time purchase of participatory/folk instruments in support of a planned educational activity engaging people in shared music-making experiences. Programs interested in applying for a Williams Music Education Grant will use the Mirza/Arts & Culture Grant online application.
Funding for these grants comes from endowments held at IPCF, designated gifts and donors to the Annual Campaign. For additional information and questions, grant seekers may contact Michele Evans at 309-662-4477.
The Women to Women Giving Circle seeks to improve the lives of women and children in Central Illinois and focused its grants for 2021 on programs that support resiliency (capacity to recover quickly from difficulties) for children from birth to third grade and their support networks (families, teachers and caregivers). In addition, the Women to Women grant required applicants to collaborate with another organization on a
program addressing the focus.
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy grants were selected by 13 area high school students for youth-focused programs with priority given to organizations that include youth in the application process. Read More
YEP Grants Celebration
IPCF's Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) recently completed its eighth annual grant cycle providing grants to 10 youth-focused programs.
The recipients will be recognized virtually at a YEP Grant Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 28. Those interested in attending the Grant Celebration can do so through this Zoom link. Attendance is limited to 100 participants.
Our Impact in the Community
Our grant recipient programs and fiscal sponsorship funds remain active at this time of the year. Read more about them to see the impact we're having in the community:
● Each year, the Community Foundation reviews its fee structure. As part of that review, we're pleased to announce that we're reducing the fees on most endowed funds. Please contact us for more details.
● We accept non-cash donations like stocks or mutual funds to funds held at the Community Foundation. We're here to help you build your funds at the Community Foundation in the easiest manner possible. Simply contact us and tell us how we can help.