Check Out the New CFCI Video!
Lights! Camera! Action! Check out the footage from our 2022 Annual Meeting! We appreciate our friends and supporters who took a few moments to share their thoughts about CFCI, and a special shout out to Fiat Films for their great work capturing it all. 
Our 2022 Annual Meeting wouldn't have been possible without our fantastic event sponsors! Thank you to PNC, Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth, Farnsworth Group, Gordon, Stockman & Waugh P.C., and GIVSCO Construction for underwriting the event. 
The CFCI Big Check Hits the Road
If you’ve been following along with our social media stories and posts, you know that we took our big check on the road over the last few weeks to do lots of spring grant presentations!
From the arts to animal welfare, we covered a lot of ground on our spring grant tour and loved being out the community to see the great work the grantees are doing. Below are just a handful of the photos we snapped along the way!
Join Us for the Emerging Philanthropists Fund Happy Hour Social
We hope you can join us at The Noshery Peoria for the Emerging Philanthropists Fund of CFCI Happy Hour Social on June 27th! You will enjoy great food, a cash bar, and networking while learning how you can make a difference by becoming a member of the Emerging Philanthropists Fund. We will also be announcing the finalists for the 2022 Emerging Philanthropists Fund grant during the social. This is a free event, so go ahead and bring a friend along!

The Noshery is six unique experiences in one convenient stop! They serve delicious food from: Taco Rio, Cheeze Louize, Ramen Ya, Boxcar Pizza Co., and Whistle Stop Deli. Plus, handcrafted cocktails at CC's Bar.
CFCI Establishes Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Fund
CFCI is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Fund.
Since 1986, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (“RMHCCI”) has been providing a place in central Illinois for families to stay while their child is receiving medical care. In addition to their location in Springfield, IL, RMHCCI opened a house in Peoria in 2019 to service families with children being treated at any medical facility, including OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois and UnityPoint Health. The creation of the Fund will support financial needs of RMHCCI so it may continue its important work in our community.
“By establishing a fund with the Community Foundation, RMHCCI will be able to generate new revenue to serve central Illinois families as they navigate their child’s medical treatments. We are very happy to partner with RMHCCI to help take any burden possible off those families in their times of need,” said Mark Roberts, President & CEO of CFCI.
CFCI will invest the initial endowment from RMHCCI so the Fund will grow over time, while also administering an annual grant distribution to RMHCCI. 
Upcoming Grant Opportunities
The following are grant opportunities offered through CFCI this fall. Applications will open Friday, July 1

  • Community Needs Grants - due September 7
  • Women's Fund Success Grants - due September 7
  • The Local Jobs Fund Grant - due September 7

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