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an EPIC fund...

CFCI is proud to announce the EPIC Fund (Emerging Philanthropists in Central Illinois). To learn more about this fund and how you can become a founding member click on the EPIC Fund tab located on the left-hand side.

Founder's Award Annual Meeting 2014

Ed Siebert receives CFCI's Founder's Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

Empowering Children Through Art

Family Core received a CFCI Spring 2012 grant for $2,993 to support its Empowering Children Through Art program. Art expression tools are used to assist clients in self-exploration, expression of feelings and development of coping mechanisms.

Anne Fox and Ed Sibert

Anne Fox and Ed Siebert at CFCI's 2012 Annual Meeting held on Tuesday, April 17th at the Par-A-Dice Hotel. Anne and Ed were among those who supported the creation of the Community Foundation in the early 80s.

Irving Primary School Students

Students at Irving Primary School show off the masks they made in the Irving Art Mini-Clubs.

Jack Sweney Youth

The Jack Sweney Youth Program teaches at-risk youth tennis fundamentals.

City Dance Annual Meeting 2014

Community Arts grantee, City Dance, performs at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

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Spoon River College, Mass Theatrical Production.  Partially funded by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois Community Grant Program.

Drumming up Hope for the Future

The Pulse of Hope, sponsored by the Peoria Park District, entertained over 160 guests at the CFCI 21st annual meeting.


CFCI Board members and staff participate in a tour of Midwest Food Bank.

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CFCI has distributed over $118,000 to the Peoria Ballet allowing the Peoria area to receive the gift of outstanding ballet and dance.

Valerie Moehle Umholtz, CFCI board president

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CFCI Legacy Society Reception at Peoria Ballet.


Area youth and organizations unite to cover central Illinois with blankets.

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The American Cancer Society Healthy Kid’s Network teaches healthy lifestyle through fun activities.

For Donors

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is committed to delivering a wide range of services beyond traditional grant making activities to help our donors, nonprofit partners, and other stakeholders achieve their charitable objectives.

By creating a fund with CFCI you receive the expertise of our staff and avoid the paperwork, time, and expense of running a private foundation. We take care of all investing, government reporting, grant investigations, paperwork, auditing, and accounting.

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For Grant Seekers

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois supports positive initiatives and innovative approaches to addressing the changing needs of our region. Our purpose is to strengthen our community through engaged grant making and strategic partnerships with other organizations.

Our giving is focused on arts and culture, education, health and human services, and community development. Nonprofit organizations located within a 50-mile radius of the Peoria area are encouraged to apply.

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For Professional Advisors

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois considers attorneys, accountants, financial planners, insurance agents, and other professionals who have relationships with members of our community to be our valued partners in charitable giving.

We want to be a resource for you as well as a philanthropic partner for your clients, providing a full understanding of the many possibilities of supporting our community by giving through the Community Foundation.

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