The Greater Peoria Honor Flight ensures that local veterans receive the thanks they deserve.

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Changing the World At Home
Since its humble beginnings, CFCI has invested more than $75 million in grants, among other services, to the Peoria-area community.
The Value and Evaluation of Volunteer Efforts
By utilizing outcomes as a measurement tool and focal point, organizations can strengthen their volunteer efforts and community reach. 
The Hunt for Grantmaking Gold
A few tips for your organization… before you set out on an expedition for grants
Fighting Human Trafficking Here at Home
Millions of women, men and children around the world—including here in central Illinois—are modern-day slaves.

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The Acorn Equality Fund works to advance the education, health and civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons and their allies.
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Today we recognize these two organizations from our #CommunityImpact issue:
1. Community Foundation of Central Illinois: Established in 1985, the Community Foundation of Central Illinois is a philanthropic resource committed to connecting people who care with causes that matter. For more information and to find out more about The Women's Fund of Central Illinois and the Emerging Philanthropists Fund, visit
2. @hult_center: The Hult Center for Healthy Living is the premier nonprofit provider of comprehensive health education and wellness services for people of all ages. To find out more about their Youth Health Education, Adult Health Education and Mental Health programs, visit

Read more about all of our #CommunityImpact organizations by visiting! Today we recognize these two organizations from our #CommunityImpact issue:
1. Navicore Solutions: From credit & debt counseling to student loan counseling and more, Navicore Solutions strengthens the well-being of individuals and families through education, guidance, advocacy and support. Read more about their services by visiting
2. OSF HealthCare Foundation: The OSF HealthCare Foundation supports 13 health care facilities across Illinois and
Michigan, Saint Anthony College of Nursing, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois and Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center through philanthropy. Interested in making a donation? Visit to learn more about their events and giving programs including monthly giving, corporate giving and planned giving. 
Read more about all of the organizations in our #CommunityImpact issue by visiting! Today we recognize these organizations from our #CommunityImpact issue:
1. Greater Peoria Family YMCA (Image 1): In addition to the heart-pumping workouts, the Greater Peoria Family YMCA offers heart-filled help as a charity, focused on strengthening community. Their community programs and scholarships depend on the generosity of individuals and institutions. If you would like to help support the Peoria YMCA’s youth and community programs, please visit
2. Heartland Health Services (Images 2-4): Heartland believes everyone has the right to quality healthcare, whether they can afford it or not. Your tax-deductible gift makes it possible for Heartland to offer access to high-quality healthcare services for Peoria and Tazewell County residents with limited or no health insurance. For information on how to send donations, visit 
Read about all of our #CommunityImpact organizations by visiting!
@ymca Today we highlight these two organizations from our #CommunityImpact issue:
1. Girls on the Run of Central Illinois (Images 1-2): @gotrcentralil drives transformative, sustained change in the lives of third to eighth grade girls using an intentional curriculum that integrates physical activity. They envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Donate or volunteer—visit
2. Heart of Illinois United Way (Images 3-4): @hoiunitedway is the largest non-governmental funder of health and human care programs in central Illinois. Their mission is to increase the organized capacity of people in central Illinois to care for one another. For events and volunteer opportunities, visit

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By transforming the work of local artists into textiles, Collecture brings art and interior design together.

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A House of Elegance & Enchantment
Having stood the test of time, the historic Orpheum Theatre is the crown jewel of Galesburg.
Mics Uncut: Talents Uncovered
A local poet works to reveal Peoria's hidden talents... and shares inspiration in the journey.
The Great Plastic Reef
A trip to Costa Rica placed Jessica McGhee right in the thick of the global plastic problem... inspiring a colorful art installation with a global message.
Peoria's Vaudeville Palace
On April 24, 1911, Peoria, Illinois, officially landed on the national Orpheum Circuit.

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Jim Burnham's time-lapse photography compresses nine months of plant growth and weather changes into five minutes.

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