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IPCF offers grants in three categories

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BLOOMINGTON – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF) announced Thursday that it will accept applications for grants in three categories from Feb. 1-26.

Interested applicants may find information about the grants on IPCF’s website along with links to the online applications. The categories are general, arts and Jewish education and culture.

The foundation said it expects to award more than $120,000 during this grant round. The grants provide support to local programs that benefit local residents.

“There are so many nonprofit organizations doing good things in our community that need help funding their programs, especially in these tough economic circumstances,” said Michele Evans, grants and communications director.

IPCF said in a press release that last year they received 99 applications for these three grant types, with 73 programs receiving a portion of the money available. Funding for these grants comes from endowments held at IPCF, designated gifts and donors to the Annual Campaign.

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 seekers may contact Michele Evans or (309) 662-4477.

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