“Renewal and Recovery: The Future After COVID” will be the topic of the Women to Women Giving Circle’s virtual Spring Forum. Join us in conversation from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, with Dr. Danita Brown Young, moderated by W2W Steering Committee member Dr. Doris M. Houston. From recent news reports: “Young children are missing out…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON – High school students in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties are sought to participate in Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) during the 2021-2022 school year. An initiative of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, YEP is a program in which high school students learn about philanthropy by allocating grant funds to local nonprofits. YEP…

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Reposted from The Pantagraph By Lyndsay Jones; Photos by David Proeber BLOOMINGTON — A “matter of milliseconds.” That’s how Carol Kalmes, 74, describes the process of snagging an appointment for the COVID vaccine online. It’s something Kalmes, a retired teacher, learned through trial and error — a learning process she feels lucky to have navigated,…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Applications Accepted During February BLOOMINGTON – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will accept applications for grants in three categories from February 1-26, 2021. Interested applicants may find information about the grants on IPCF’s website along with links to the online applications. The Community Foundation expects to award more than $120,000 during this grant round. These grants…

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Each November, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation celebrates local philanthropy with a Nonprofits Workshop and Philanthropy Celebration to honor our Philanthropists of the Year. This year’s events took place virtually on Nov. 19. These two events highlight IPCF’s commitment to local philanthropy. The events kick off with a Nonprofits Workshop in the morning. The noontime Philanthropy Celebration event follows the…

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Reposted from The Pantagraph By Paul Swiech BLOOMINGTON — Thirty-one McLean County young leaders, two teams, two nonprofit advocate organizations (including IPCF’s Youth Engaged in Philanthropy group) and two adult mentors have been nominated for service awards sponsored by the nonprofit organization, For A Better Tomorrow. Nominees will be honored at the organization’s annual Why I See You…

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Reposted from The Pantagraph By Lenore Sobota BLOOMINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic slowed but hasn’t stopped a new student club at Bloomington High School dedicated to improving the community through service. “I’m saying ‘service’ intentionally because it’s not just volunteering. The whole idea of service is making a permanent change in the community you’re serving…

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Reposted from The Pantagraph By Sierra Henry; Photos by Unit 5 NORMAL — A thousand elementary and junior high students in McLean County Unit 5 all-day camps received STEAM-centered activity kits through the Children’s Discovery Museum and the school district. “We know everyone is working hard to ensure students are receiving the safest, best education possible during…

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