Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois has several funding opportunities available to qualifying organizations. Be sure to review CFCI’s Grant Guidelines prior to applying for any of the grants below.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Kim James, CFCI Program Manager at 309-674-8730 or kim@communityfoundationci.org.

Community Grants

Community Arts Grants: Due March 1, 2018
Click Here To Apply
2017 Evaluation Form

The Arts Mean Business Fund Grant: Due March 1, 2018
Click Here To Apply
2017 Evaluation Form

Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grant: Due March 1, 2018
Click Here To Apply

Community Needs Grants: Due September 5, 2018
Click Here To Apply – (application opens July 1)
2016-2017 Evaluation Form
2017-2018 Evaluation Form

The Local Jobs Fund Grant: Due September 5, 2018
To Apply – (application opens July 1)
2017 Evaluation Form

Please note that if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted the next business day by midnight.

Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grants

Click here to learn more about the Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grants
Application are due by June 13, 2018 by midnight.
Click here to apply (opens in early April 2018)

Please note that if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted the next business day by midnight.

Women’s Fund Success Grants

Click here to learn more about the Women’s Fund Success Grants
Applications are due on September 5, 2018 by midnight.
Click here to apply (application opens in early July 2018)

Please note that if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted the next business day by midnight.

District 150 Classroom Grants

Click here to learn more about the District 150 Classroom Grants as well as how to submit an application or evaluation.

Applications will be accepted starting early July 2018 are due by October 3.

Please note that if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted the next business day by midnight.

Opportunity Grants

Applications will be reviewed twice a month. Applicants will receive a response within 2-3 weeks of submission. Note that organizations may only apply once per calendar year.

Application: click here to download application.

Evaluation: click here to download an evaluation form.

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