Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

IPCF Offers Spring Grants in 3 Categories

Applications Accepted During February

BLOOMINGTON, IL – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will accept applications for grants in three categories from February 1-28, 2022. Interested applicants may find information about the grants on IPCF’s website, along with links to the online applications once the grant cycle opens.

The Community Foundation expects to award about $170,000 during this grant round. These grants provide support to local programs that benefit local residents. General Grants fund programs for education, environment, health and wellness, and youth. Mirza/IPCF Arts Grants fund programs for the performing or visual arts, music education, and/or arts education and enrichment. Shulman Grants focus on Jewish-themed educational, arts and cultural enrichment programs open to all.

New this year is the Go Green Frautschi/Bedell Grant, which focuses on enhancing and beautifying our surroundings in McLean County. Programs interested in applying for a Go Green Frautschi/Bedell Grant will use the General Grants online application. The David and Kay Williams Music Education Grant is in its fifth year of awarding money. The grant seeks to support innovative music education programs. Those interested in applying for a Williams Music Education Grant will use the Mirza/Arts & Culture Grant online application.

“There are so many nonprofit organizations doing good things in our community that need help funding their programs, especially in these tough economic circumstances,” said Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director. Last year, IPCF received 82 applications for these three grant types, with 66 programs receiving a portion of the money available. “The average grant award of about $2,000 really can make a difference to nonprofit organizations receiving this money.” Funding for these grants comes from endowments held at IPCF, designated gifts and donors to the Annual Campaign.

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 seekers may contact Michele Evans at 309-662-4477.

About Illinois Prairie Community Foundation
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 24th 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.

Contact
Michele Evans | Grants & Communications Director | 309-662-4477