The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is accepting applications for its spring grant cycle in the areas of community arts, arts and business, and animal welfare.
Grants will be made to organizations with programs serving individuals within a fifty-mile radius surrounding the city of Peoria, Illinois, excluding Knox and McLean counties.
Community Arts Grants are open to organizations that offer art programs to enhance its mission. Art programs must fall into one of the following six categories: arts education, performing arts, musical and cultural activities, sculpture/visual fine arts for display, riverfront enhancement, and art therapy initiatives.
The foundation’s Arts Mean Business Fund was established to support the generation of economic growth in the Peoria region through arts tourism, an increase in successful arts businesses, greater community participation in the arts, and financial support of the arts from local governments and economic development councils.
The Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Fund grant is open to organizations focused on the care and adoption of homeless cats and dogs, for the neutering of both homeless and other such pets, and for the fostering of research and education revolving around adoption and neutering. Preference is given to organizations within the tri-county area.
For additional information, including grant guidelines and application forms, see the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.