Established in 1985, the Community Foundation of Central Illinois is a philanthropic resource committed to connecting people who care with causes that matter.
The Community Foundation of Central Illinois will make a sustainable philanthropic impact in our community through visible leadership in connecting people who care with causes that matter.
The Community Foundation of Central Illinois carries out our mission by building permanent endowments as charitable capital for the central Illinois community. We maintain high professional standards in the investment and management of the funds entrusted to the Foundation. We also promote effective and efficient grant making to serve current and future needs of central Illinois.
CFCI acts as a vehicle to serve donors with varied interests at various levels of charitable giving. We link donors with the charitable agencies that can most efficiently carry out their objectives and desires. We offer maximum flexibility in terms of assets that can be used to create a fund and options for the use of donors’ gifts. The Community Foundation of Central Illinois... where your charitable gift lasts forever.
Emerging Philanthropists Fund
The CFCI Emerging Philanthropists Fund is designed to invigorate emerging community leaders to join together as philanthropists. In just seven years, the Emerging Philanthropists Fund has awarded over $35,000 to support innovative programs that serve unmet needs in the community. Each year, as the Fund grows, a portion is regranted into the community. Join the Emerging Philanthropists Fund today and be a positive force in philanthropy for the central Illinois community.
The Women’s Fund endowment supports projects that strengthen families and communities by empowering women and girls. As women grow in influence and financial strength, so does their ability to give back. Since its inception, the Women’s Fund has contributed more than $400,000 in grants to support local nonprofit organizations. You can change the lives of women and children in central Illinois by contributing to the Women’s Fund endowment. Our goal is to find 1,000 women to each donate $1,000 to create a million-dollar endowment—and we are over halfway there!
The Legacy Society is a group of dedicated individuals that support our mission by naming the Community Foundation in their will or other planned giving vehicle, or who have established a permanent endowment fund with our organization.
Planned giving offers flexible and simple options to continue your passions beyond your lifetime. Working with your attorney, you can add simple bequest language to your will to support either CFCI’s unrestricted fund or a named component fund within the Foundation. Our unrestricted fund, the Community Impact Fund, responds to ever-changing needs by awarding grants to nonprofits working to improve the quality of life throughout central Illinois. Your estate can also establish a component fund or flow into an existing component fund from which grants will be made in perpetuity to support the causes and organizations that you care about most.
How to Help
Donations can be accepted online at communityfoundationci.org through Network for Good. Individuals looking to support a CFCI fund or start a new fund should call (309) 674-8730 or visit our office at 3625 N. Sheridan Road in Peoria.
Community Foundation of Central Illinois
3625 N. Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604
Fax: (309) 674-8754
Mark Roberts, President & CEO