Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Community Foundation of Central Illinois Awards more than $40,000 in Community Grant Program

Peoria, IL- The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the Distribution Committee’s recommendation to fund 18 grant proposals during the Fall 2010 funding cycle, granting in excess of $40,000.00.  

“In an economy where every single charitable dollar is critically important, we are pleased to provide more than $40,000.00 in funding to 18 worthy organizations in Central Illinois”- Mark Roberts, Community Foundation of Central Illinois, CEO.

The following non-profit organizations received funding during the September 2010 Community Grant cycle:

  1. Advocates for Access was awarded $2500 for the Minor Home Repair Program from the Hotel Peré Marquette Charitable Fund.
  2. Bradley University was awarded $1615 for the Trewyn Saturday Morning Fine Arts Program from the George A. Fulton Charitable Fund and the Taylor & Corinne French Fund/Fine Arts Education Fund.
  3. CASA was awarded $5000 to sustain new cases of child advocacy for abused and neglected children from the Caterpillar Community Leadership Fund.
  4. Catholic Charities was awarded $2887 for their adolescent peer support groups from the Whitney Grotts Endowment Fund and the Fontaine Earle Fund.
  5. Common Place was awarded $500 for the Peoria Reads “The Other Wes Moore” from the Ross E. and Susan Canterbury Fund.
  6. Easter Seals was awarded $3434 for their Applied Behavioral Analysis Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder from the Yeoman’s Fund and the Peoria Sertoma Fund.
  7. Family Core was awarded $950 for the Food Distribution Program from the Thomas and Ellen Foster Fund.
  8. Friends of Tazewell County Children’s Advocacy Center was awarded $2000 for Therapeutic Counseling for Eureka Area Families from the Thomas and Ellen Foster Fund.
  9. The Girls Scouts of Central Illinois was awarded $2500 for Project Hope from the Thomas and Ellen Foster Fund and the Louise Flora Howard Memorial Fund.
  10. The Peoria Art Guild was awarded $2500 for the Community h’Art program from the Marion and Warren Bohner Fund and the Louise Flora Howard Memorial Fund.
  11. The Peoria Area Civic Chorale was awarded $1400 for the Festival Choruses from the Russell F. & Eleanor Sikes Peters Performing Arts Fund.
  12.  Peoria Promise was awarded $5000 for Scholarship Funding from the Yeoman’s Fund.
  13.  Quest Charter School was awarded $700 for Quest After School Activities from the William L. and Mary L. Kella Fund.
  14. Tazewell County Resource Center Inc/Newlun Center was awarded $1500 for the Greenhouse Gardening Project from the Fontaine Earle Fund.
  15. The Center for Prevention of Abuse was awarded $1600 for Children’s Safety Net from the Mental Health Remembrance Leadership Fund and the Hotel Peré Marquette Charitable Fund.
  16. WTVP was awarded $2500 for the Healthy Community program from the Caterpillar Community Leadership Fund.
  17.  Irving Primary School was awarded $1500 for the Even North Likes to Read Book Club from the Literacy Fund and the Cilcorp Education Fund.
  18.  Special Olympics Illinois was awarded $2400 for Sports Training and Competition in Peoria from the Sandra and Richard Ullman Unrestricted Charitable Fund.

The mission of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois is to serve as a philanthropic resource committed to Connecting People Who Care with Causes That Matter.  Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help our community meet the challenges of changing times. The role of the foundation is to invest and administers these funds through community granting programs and individual or private giving.
The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and operated by professionals with expertise in identifying community needs and grantmaking.
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Editor’s Note: The Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) has served Central Illinois for over 22 years. Formed in 1988 as the Peoria Area Community Foundation, CFCI supports positive initiatives and innovative approaches to addressing the changing needs of our region.   

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois’ Mission:
To serve as a philanthropic resource committed to Connecting People Who Care
with Causes That Matter.

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