These grants provide support to programs that
benefit residents in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties.
The Women to Women Giving Circle has $55,000 available to award in
grants and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) has $10,000 available
for grants. Funding for the Women to Women and Youth Engaged in
Philanthropy grants comes from endowments held at IPCF, designated
gifts and individual donors.
The Women to Women Giving Circle seeks to improve the lives of women
and children in Central Illinois. It is focusing its grants for 2022
on programs that support renewal and recovery after the COVID-19
pandemic for women and children in our community. In addition, the
Women to Women grant applicants are encouraged, but not required, to
collaborate with another nonprofit organization on the grant
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy grants are for youth-focused programs,
with priority given to organizations that include youth in the
application process, are awarded by the 20 area high school students
who are members of YEP.
“The number and quality of applications increases each year,” said
Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director at IPCF. “While not
all grants are able to be fully funded, those selected generally
receive between $1,000 and $7,000, depending on the program. That
can make a huge difference to the organizations that receive them.”
Successful applicants will receive funding starting
in January 2022.
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Applicants must represent a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, a
local unit of municipal, county, state or federal government, a school or
college/university, or a tax-exempt religious organization or place of worship.
Programs must be available to residents of McLean, DeWitt, Livingston or Logan
counties, but do not have to serve all four counties.
For additional information and questions, grant applicants may contact Michele
Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-662-4477.
About Illinois Prairie Community Foundation
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 23rd year, encourages and
facilitates philanthropy in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties by
connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them. The Foundation
currently manages assets of more than $23 million in more than 175 funds
including endowments and donor advised, fiscal sponsorship and scholarship
funds. More information is available at www.ilprairiecf.org.
Grants & Communications Director
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation]