IPCF offering women, youth grant opportunities for 2021

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF) will accept applications for grants in two categories from October 1 to October 30, 2020.

In a press release, the IPCF said that the grants provide support to programs that benefit residents in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. The Women to Women Giving Circle has a total of $38,712 available to give in grants and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) has $11,680 available for grants. Funding for the Women to Women and YEP grants comes from endowments held at IPCF, designated gifts and individual donors.

“The number and quality of applications increases each year,” said Michele Evans, grants and 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 receive them.”

Successful applicants will receive funding starting in January 2021.

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 (309) 662-4477.

Applicants will find links to the online application forms on the IPCF website at https://ilprairiecf.org/fall-grants.

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