Keeping you informed about YOUR Community Foundation!
We've Moved to Our New Location!
On Nov. 27, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation moved west on Washington Street to The Foundry - home of Green Top Grocery, Gingerbread House and Bloomington Cycle & Fitness! 

Our office - 915 E. Washington St., Suite 2 in Bloomington - is located above the Gingerbread House and is accessible from the parking lot in back of building.

The new location includes a conference room that is available for use by nonprofits in the community as schedules allow. Suite 2 also is the new home of the Shirk Family Foundation.

While our mail will be forwarded for a period of time, please make note of our new address for your records: 915 E. Washington St., Suite 2, Bloomington, IL 61701.  Our phone number remains the same at 309-662-4477.
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Mail to us at:
2401 E. Washington St., Suite 300B
Bloomington, IL 61704

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Celebrating Local Philanthropy Events
IPCF hosted its annual Nonprofits Workshop and Celebrating Philanthropy Luncheon on Nov. 15, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Normal.

L-R: Laurie Bergner, Cathy Maciariello, Holly Houska, B.J. Wilken, Eliazar Mendiola and Adrian Barr
Despite snow early that morning, more than 100 people attended the morning workshop which focused on "Nonprofit Board of Directors: Creating and Maintaining an Effective, Engaged Board."  A panel of local nonprofit experts Adrian Barr, Holly Houska, Cathy Maciariello, Eliazar Mendiola and B.J. Wilken was moderated by Laurie Bergner.

Toni and Duane Farrington
Duane and Toni Farrington of Bloomington were recognized as 2018 Philanthropists of the Year at the luncheon which also featured Alan and Beth Robb Sender speaking about the founding of the Community Foundation and what it means to them.

View photos from the Philanthropy events.
Our Impact in the Community
Many of our grant recipient programs and fiscal sponsorship funds have been active this 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:
  • Marty Litwiller Memorial Fund
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.
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation  |  309-662-4477  |  www.ilprairiecf.org