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In 2010, the Board of Directors identified five fields of interest for which they wished to focus their efforts in endowment-building: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Wellness, and Youth.

The Board recognizes that educational opportunities for all, regardless of age or socioeconomic status, are the foundation of strong communities. Effective early childhood education helps create life-long learners who use their talents and skills to make our communities economically sound, inclusive, and desirable. IPCF education grants support programs at early childhood learning centers, public and church-affiliated schools, local colleges and universities, and vocational schools as well as at nonprofit organizations that help people improve their lives through educational activities in a wide variety of areas such as technology, conflict resolution, and financial literacy.

Money for annual education grants comes from the Ruth Carey Education Endowment and contributions to IPCF's Annual Campaign. Once the Illinois Prairie Education Endowment reaches endowed status, its annual distributions will be added to the funds available to support excellent educational programs.

Please help us build the Illinois Prairie Education Endowment, so that even more can be done.