Our Fact Sheet

Our Mission…

Connecting people who care with causes that matter

We Value…
The highest ethical standards and stewardship principles

  • The power of philanthropy to change lives and communities
  • Engaging others in improving the communities we serve
  • Involving all segments of the communities we serve
  • Defining our goals and measuring the results

Our Vision…
We will be a leader in improving the quality of life throughout the communities we serve.

Simply put, the Community Foundation is our region’s “savings” account.

November 26, 1997

Total Grants Made…
Since 1999, the Community Foundation has awarded more than 1,800 grants totaling more than $4 million to a area nonprofit organizations.

Geographic Area…
Serving 12 counties in West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri (Our Service Area)

Areas Of Interest…
Arts and Culture
Community Betterment
Human Services

The Community Foundation began with enthusiasm and just $1,050 based upon the belief that anyone, regardless of means, can be a philanthropist. Since then, more than 170 funds have been established and our assets are invested in diverse portfolios. (Current Funds)

*One of only 17 Illinois Community Foundations chosen to participate in the Communityworks matching fund initiative to establish a permanent endowment that will focus on childcare, work force and land use and protection. *Among the first 200 Community Foundations to earn the National Standards Seal from the Council on Foundations for attaining the highest standards of grant making integrity and standards.
*Involved in efforts to work with funders, nonprofits, and other organizations to strengthen capacity, heighten awareness, and provide guidance and leadership through participation or membership in the following:

When considering a gift to support the Community Foundation, this information may help…

Our Brand: Community Foundation
Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri
Our Legal Name: Community Foundation of the Quincy Area
Our FEIN Number: 37-1366611
IRS Status: 501(c)(3)
Address: 4531 Maine Street, Suite A
Quincy, IL 62305
Phone Number: (217) 222-1237
To Email Us: info@mycommunityfoundation.org
Fax: (217) 222-2260
President & CEO Jill Arnold Blickhan










*We are registered as a not-for-profit under both names in the states of Illinois and Missouri.