Welcome to Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Our Mission

We connect people who care with causes that matter.

Explore our website and let us know how we can help you fulfill your charitable goals. Illinois Prairie Community Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. We make it possible for individuals, families and organizations to custom-design their own named funds and/or support existing funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. (Download Our Brochure)


Congratulations to Blair Wright, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Mentor, on receiving Illinois Wesleyan University’s  inaugural Civic Engagement Champion Award! Read more here. Blair was instrumental in starting YEP at IPCF having participated in a similar program as a high school student and seeing the great value it added to her life. She will begin medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall.

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Click here for more information.

Don’t miss these important Women to Women Giving Circle events:

The Spring Issues and Solutions Forum on the topic “Mental Health Issues of Children and Youth in Our Schools,” featuring a panel of education specialists, April 21, 2015, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the ISU Alumni Center. Click here for full information. The event is free and open to the public.

Summer Celebration, June 30, 2015, Crestwicke Country Club. Hear updates from the recipients of Women to Women Giving Circle grants and network with others who are interested in addressing issues and challenges for local women and girls. More details to follow.


IPCF’s 2014 Annual Report is available for review by clicking here.

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