Funding available for local non-profits through Community Foundation

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QUINCY — Local nonprofits seeking to build their programming, expand their mission and better their communities are invited and encouraged to apply for funding through the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri’s annual competitive grant program. The deadline to submit grant applications is at 11:45 p.m. June 1.

Grants are made for charitable purposes to organizations that have IRS 501(c)(3) classification or are government entities. Projects must serve within the Community Foundation’s service area of Adams, Brown, Hancock, and Pike counties in Illinois; and Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties in Missouri. 

Grants for arts and culture, community betterment, education, health and human services range up to $7,500 for program/project support and up to $2,500 for general support requests.  Grants will be awarded in mid-August. 

Grantseekers may request an application review prior to submitting by May 24 by contacting program officer Kent Embree at or 217-222-1237. 

To learn more about the program, its funding priorities and the funds that support the program, visit To apply for a competitive grant, visit and click on “Non-Profit Login” in the top-right corner. 

The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri builds permanent charitable funds to assist area nonprofits and communities.

For more information, call 217-222-1237, email or go to or

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