Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grants

Each year, as the Emerging Philanthropists Fund grows, a portion of the fund will be regranted into the community. All 501(c)(3) non profits are encouraged to submit an application.

For the 2018 grant cycle, there will be $5,000 in available funds. Nonprofits can apply for up to $5,000. Funds will be available in August 2018 and may be used through July 2019. 

The Emerging Phlianthropists Fund Grants Committee will review and narrow down the applications and select up to five finalists. Of the finalists, based on funding available, the Emerging Philanthropists Fund membership will then vote on one or several recipients. Recipients will be notified in August of 2018.

Questions? Contact the Community Foundation at 309-674-8730.

2017 Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant Recipient:

Friends of Proctor Center are the 2017 Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant Recipient.  They were awarded $4,300 to support "A Show of Hands", a dynamic handball program which provides a unique hands-on experience and activity for youth, families, and community members.

Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant Guidelines

Click here to download the Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant Guidelines to review prior to applying for an Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant.

2018 Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant Application

Online applications due by June 13, 2018 at midnight.

Please note, if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted the next business day by midnight.

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Emerging Philanthropists Fund Grant Evaluation

Click here to submit an online grant evaluation. 


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