Competitive Grant Workshops & Resources

Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Community Foundation Grants

Organizations interested in applying for grants from the Community Foundation are invited to attend one of four grant workshops. The two-hour sessions will be presented in two parts. Participants can attend one or both parts of the FREE workshop.

Part 1: First Hour of Each Session

  • For both new grant applicants and past applicants
  • Review eligibility, funding available and learn about new grant funds

Part 2: Second Hour of Each Session

  • For new applicants and those needing a refresher
  • Step-by-step tutorial of the online grant application

The Community Foundation’s Competitive Grants Program will accept applications in the areas of:

  • arts and culture,
  • community betterment,
  • education,
  • health, and
  • human services.

To apply organizations must be eligible and located in one of the following counties: Illinois: Adams, Brown, Hancock, or Pike; Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Knox, Shelby, or Monroe. Grant applications must be submitted online by June 1, 2017.


Advanced registration is required for workshops in Quincy and Pittsfield. Registration is encouraged, but not required, for the Hannibal workshop. For more information and to register for an in-person workshop, contact the Community Foundation at (217)222-1237 or with your name, organization and the location of the workshop you will be attending.

2017 Grant Workshop Schedule

March 2: 9 – 11 a.m.
HOMEBANK of Hannibal, Community Room
3817 McMasters Avenue, Hannibal MO

March 6: 3 – 5 p.m.
John Wood Community College Learning Center – Room B108
1301 S. 48th Street, Quincy IL
*Space is limited. Please register by calling 217-222-1237*

March 7: 12 – 2 p.m.
John Wood Community College Pittsfield Education center – Room 103
1308 W. Washington, Pittsfield IL
*Space is limited. Please register by calling 217-222-1237*

March 8: 2 – 4 p.m.
Registration Here:

Grant Workshop Resources

You’re invited to view the below resources provided at the grant workshops:

2017 Competitive Grant Funding Guidelines
2017 Competitive Grant Application Instructions & Checklist
Grant Policy & Guidelines
2016 Competitive Grants Awarded
2017 Competitive Grant Application
2017 Grant Workshop Powerpoint Deck

View a recording of the 2015 Grant Workshop Webinar here or on YouTube.

For more information on Community Foundation grants go to Grant Opportunities and View our Grants Schedule.