IPCF offers spring grants in three categories

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF) will accept applications for grants in three categories from Feb 1-28, 2022.

Interested applicants may find information about the grants on IPCF’s website, along with links to the online applications once the grant cycle opens.

The Community Foundation expects to award about $170,000 during this grant round. These grants provide support to local programs that benefit local residents. General Grants fund programs for education, environment, health and wellness, and youth. Mirza/IPCF Arts Grants fund programs for the performing or visual arts, music education, and/or arts education and enrichment. Shulman Grants focus on Jewish-themed educational, arts and cultural enrichment programs open to all.

“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. Last year, IPCF received 82 applications for these three grant types, with 66 programs receiving a portion of the money available. “The average grant award of about $2,000 really can make a difference to nonprofit organizations receiving this money.” Funding for these grants comes from endowments held at IPCF, designated gifts and donors to the Annual Campaign.

For additional information and questions, grant seekers may contact Michele Evans at (309) 662-4477.