SUCCESS STORIES

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation's impact on the four counties it serves is best seen through the community-based programs we assist. We encourage you to read about some of the programs we have helped fund in the last few years.

IPCF Offers Instruments for Philanthropy While You are Living

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | November 21, 2022

On November 17, 2022, David Williams was scheduled to speak at Illinois Prairie Community Foundation’s annual Celebrating Local Philanthropy luncheon about the endowed fund he and his wife Kay (both…

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State Community Foundations Crucial

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | November 14, 2022

Reposted from The Pantagraph By John T. Shaw; Photo by Lewis Marien, The Pantagraph Most Americans have a strong connection to our country, but our most tangible, visceral, and enduring…

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Community Convenes for Festival of Jewish Life in Bloomington

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | October 21, 2022

Reposted from The Pantagraph By Brendan Denison BLOOMINGTON — Good neighbors make for a good community gathering. At least 70 attended the first Festival of Jewish Life on Sunday at…

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‘ExtraOrdinary Woman’ Alexis Kalish Recognized for Literacy Service Work

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | October 3, 2022

Reposted from The Pantagraph Story and Photos by Brendan Denison BLOOMINGTON — After Alexis Kalish went to college with plans to become a special education teacher, she took a laboratory…

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As They Return to the Office, Childcare Costs and Transportation are on Workers’ Minds

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | September 23, 2022

Reposted from WGLT By Lauren Warnecke Working parents face serious challenges coming out of the pandemic, but access to quality childcare and public transportation are not unique to the COVID-19 era.…

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Heartland Jazz Orchestra Gets Popping Friday in Bloomington

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | September 1, 2022

Reposted from The Pantagraph Story and photos by Brendan Denison BLOOMINGTON — Care to hear some “cha-cha” outside the old courthouse in Bloomington? The Heartland Jazz Orchestra will perform a…

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How McLean County Groups, Volunteers are Fighting to End Food Insecurity

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | August 5, 2022

Reposted from The Pantagraph Story and Photos By D. Jack Alkire, unless noted Kyan Glenn knows the kind of people he wants to feed with the produce grown on his…

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Twin Cities’ Diversities Celebrated at Cultural Fest

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | August 1, 2022

Reposted from The Pantagraph Story and photos by Brendon Denison BLOOMINGTON — A vibrant display of many cultures returned Saturday, July 30, 2022, to Miller Park in Bloomington. Dubbed the…

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Chamber Music Fest Brings Student Musicians to Bloomington

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | July 22, 2022

Reposted from The Pantagraph Story and Photos by Connor Wood BLOOMINGTON — Chamber music gives the performers something they are unlikely to find in larger groups, attendees of the Illinois…

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Volunteers Aim to Pack 4,000 Backpacks for Bloomington-Normal Students

By Illinois Prairie Community Foundation | July 7, 2022

Reposted from The Pantagraph Story and Photos by Connor Wood NORMAL — Half a dozen volunteers kept busy Wednesday morning (July 6, 2022) packing backpacks with school supplies. Their goal…

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