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Emerging Philanthropists Fund Social Event

Emerging Philanthropists Fund Check Presentation to Friends of Proctor Center - our 2017 Grant Recipient.

Sweney Tennis Tournament

 Beau Rezendes and Chip Sweney with participants from the 2017 Jack Sweney Tennis Tournament held in honor of their late father Jack Sweney

Scholarship Reception - recipients

2017 scholarship recipients at the CFCI Scholarship Reception on July 18, 2017. 

PNC Bank at the 2017 Scholarship Reception

Community Foundation President & CEO, Mark Roberts with PNC Bank representatives Jenna Wiesner and Christina Stear

2017 Jack Sweney Tennis Tournament

2017 Jack Sweney Tennis Tournament participants.

Jack Sweney Youth

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


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

Empowering Children Through Art

Family Core received a CFCI Spring grant 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.

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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