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)


The 2015 grant applications for four categories of grants are now available. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on February 23, 2015. Click on the links below for grant criteria and application:

Mirza/IPCF Arts and Culture Grants

IPCF General Grants

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Youth Focused Grants

Sol Shulman Jewish Life and Education Grants

Donate now to the new Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Endowment to make the unique leadership and teamwork experiences of YEP available to teens for years to come.

To learn more about YEP click here.Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has been re-certified by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations. Learn what this means.

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