Grant program applications now open for Community Foundation, close May 1

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QUINCY — The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri invites nonprofits throughout its 12-county service area to apply for a grant of up to $7,500 through its annual community grant program (formerly known as competitive grant program).

Grants totaling more than $177,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations advancing arts and culture, community betterment, education, health and human services. The awards are made possible by more than 50 endowed funds at the Community Foundation, which were established by donors to support the communities and causes they care about.

The application closes May 1 at 11:59 p.m. and can be accessed at

Charitable organizations interested in seeking grant funds are encouraged to attend one of three online informational workshops. These online workshops will inform nonprofits of the community grant program’s funding priorities and updates to the application.

The online workshops will be hosted via Zoom video conference and login information will be emailed to participants upon their registration at

Workshops will be held on the following days:

  • Wednesday, March 8 – 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 9 – 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 10 – noon-1:30 p.m.

People unable to participate in a virtual workshop are encouraged to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Community Foundation program officer Kent Embree, who can be contacted at or 217-222-1237.

To register or for more information, visit the Community Grants page at the Community Foundation’s website or call the Community Foundation at 217-222-1237.

Grants are made for charitable purposes to organizations that have IRS 501(c)(3) classification or are government entities. Organizations must be located in Adams, Brown, Hancock or Pike counties in Illinois, or Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Knox, Shelby or Monroe counties in Missouri.

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