Three workshops for charitable organizations interested in Community Foundation grant program set for this week

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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.

Grants totaling more than $210,000 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 opens March 1 and 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 informational workshops. These workshops will inform nonprofits of the community grant program’s funding priorities and updates to the application. More information and workshop registration can be found at

Workshops will be held on the following days:

  • Wednesday, March 6 — 3 to 4 p.m. — Quincy Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Thursday, March 7 — Noon to 1 p.m. — Zoom
  • Friday, March 8 — 33 to 4 p.m. — Hannibal LaGrange University

Those who are unable to participate in a virtual workshop can schedule a one-on-one consultation with Community Foundation Program Officer, Kent Embree. Please contact Kent at or 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 one of the following counties: Illinois: Adams, Brown, Hancock, or Pike; Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Knox, Shelby, or Monroe.

The Community Foundation Serving west central Illinois and northeast Missouri builds permanent charitable funds to assist area nonprofits and communities.

Its mission, “connecting people who care with causes that matter,” is achieved by gathering funds, growing them through investments, then granting to nonprofit organizations, causes or communities that mean the most to its donors.  

Since 1997, the Community Foundation has made more than $18 million in grants. It serves 12-counties: Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike in Illinois and Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Knox, Shelby and Monroe in Missouri. 

The Community Foundation has IRS 501(c)(3) status, and contributions made to the Community Foundation generally qualify for the maximum allowable deductions for income and estate tax purposes. 

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

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