These grants provide support to programs that benefit
residents in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. The
Women to Women Giving Circle has $38,712 available to award in
grants and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) has $11,680 available
for grants. Funding for the Women to Women and Youth Engaged in
Philanthropy grants comes from endowments held at IPCF, designated
gifts and individual donors.
The Women to Women Giving Circle seeks to improve the lives of women
and children in Central Illinois and is focusing its grants for 2021
on programs that support resiliency (capacity to recover quickly
from difficulties) for children in our communities from birth to
third grade and their support networks (families, teachers,
caregivers). In addition, the Women to Women grant requires
applicants to collaborate on the grant program with another
nonprofit organization. Youth Engaged in Philanthropy grants are for
youth-focused programs, with priority given to organizations that
include youth in the application process, are awarded by the 13 area
high school students who are members of YEP.
“The number and quality of applications increases each year,” said
Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director at IPCF. “While not
all grants are able to be fully funded, those that are selected
generally receive between $1,000 and $7,000, depending on the
program. That can make a huge difference to the organizations that
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Successful applicants will receive funding starting in January
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 applicants may contact Michele
Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-662-4477.
About Illinois Prairie Community Foundation
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 22nd 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 $20 million in more than 170 funds
including endowments and donor advised, fiscal sponsorship and scholarship
funds. More information is available at
Grants & Communications Director
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation]