Surprisingly, less than five percent of charitable contributions go towards funding women’s programs. Since 1993, the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois has been working to change the lives of women and children in central Illinois. The Women's Fund endowment strengthens families and communities by providing grants to organizations whose programs help empower women and girls.
Through 2015, the Women's Fund endowment has granted a total of 109 grants adding up to more than $250,000 to benefit programs focusing on women and girls. The Women’s Fund continues to bring women’s issues to the forefront in Central Illinois.
Applications due by September 1, 2016 by midnight.
Please note, if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted the next business day by midnight.
The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is confirmed in
compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations