Grant Opportunities

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The goal of your Community Foundation is to strengthen our communities by supporting needs and opportunities in arts and culture, community betterment, education, health, and human services. Grant requests are accepted from nonprofit organizations that are recognized as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and units of government. Applicant organizations must serve at least one of the following 12 counties: Adams, Brown, Hancock, and Pike in Illinois, Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Knox, Shelby, and Monroe in Missouri.

For a complete list of Community Foundation grant programs, scholarship opportunities, and deadlines,

»View our Grants Schedule

Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Grants Committee comprised of Board members and volunteers from the area. Applications will not be accepted from organizations that have not completed reports for previous grant funds received from the Community Foundation.

Questions? Please Contact Us for more information.


Submit your Online Grant Application or Grant Report

Our grant program utilizes online applications and reporting. Before beginning an application it is important for a potential grantee to read and understand the Grant Policy.

Applying for a Community Foundation grant online is easy:

Step 1:  Click on the link to the Online Grant System.

Step 2:  Create a New Account (first time users only).

Step 3:  Log on to the Online Application using your email address and password.

Step 4:  Select the grant program you are applying for or report you wish to complete.

Click here to download a tutorial to help you complete the online application.


Grant Reports

Grant and Budget Reports must be completed online. Submit your online grant report here. 

Questions? Please Contact Us for more information.


Grant Recipients

Your Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $3 million to more than 230 organizations through its various programs. The grants have served people in every one of our 12 counties. The organizations and the grants encompass all that contributes to quality of life- arts and culture, community betterment, education, health and human services.

View Our Grant Recipients