Illinois Prairie Community Foundation offers grant opportunities to area nonprofit organizations providing community services in a wide variety of areas including arts and culture, education, music education, environment, health and wellness, youth, women and girls, and Jewish life and education. We have five grant categories in two grant cycles - Spring and Fall.


  • General Grants - Focus on education, environment, health and wellness, and youth
  • Mirza/Arts & Culture Grants - Focus on arts and culture, and music education
  • David and Kay Williams Music Education Grant - Focus on providing creative music experiences for K-12 students (use the Mirza/Arts & Culture Grant application to apply)
  • Sol Shulman Grants - Focus on Jewish education and life


  • Women to Women Giving Circle Grants - Focus on women and girls
  • Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Grants - Focus on youth

IPCF's competitive grants are made possible by gifts from donors to the Community Foundation’s Annual Campaignthe Jerome Mirza Arts and Culture Fundthe Women to Women Giving Circle, the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Fund, and distributions from the following endowment funds: IPCF Arts & Culture Endowed FundIPCF Communityworks FundIPCF Green Fund, Ruth Carey Endowed Education Fund, Dean and Avis Hilfinger Fund for the Performing Arts, Ives Family Foundation Youth Endowment Fund, Sol Shulman Jewish Education and Life Fund, Laura Sullivan Arts and Culture Endowed Fund, Laura Sullivan Health and Wellness Endowed Fund, and David and Kay Williams Music Education Endowment. Additional details about various discretionary grants may be found by clicking the links above.

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation grants are open to all organizations within the IPCF geographic  area (McLean, Livingston, Logan and  DeWitt counties, and closely adjacent areas in Tazewell, Woodford, LaSalle, Ford and Piatt counties) that meet the general criteria.

View criteria common to all grant types. Download grant Final Reports from our Resources page.