More than $10,000 Awarded in JCS Fund Visual Arts Mini-Grants

    Congratulations to the recipients of the Picture This Mini-Grants offered through the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation. Mini-grant applications are considered quarterly. The next grant cycles will close on June 30 and September 30, 2018. See guidelines and apply here. This past cycle, diversity was the theme and projects focused on a variety of criterion including economic level, …

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Evanston Community Foundation announces new Development Officer

  The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is proud to announce Rebecca Parmet as ECF’s new Development Officer. Rebecca comes to ECF from The Rotary Foundation where she most recently served on the Planned Giving team supporting global efforts for legacy gifts. Concurrently, she served the Evanston social service sector as a board member of COPE …

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Community Foundation Expands and Evolves Staff

The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri recently expanded its staff to help fulfill its mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter. This includes hiring Heath Richmond as Program & Evaluation Coordinator and evolving the role of current staff member Catherine Bocke Meckes to include development efforts as Development …

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Evanston Community Foundation announces new Director of Philanthropy and Communications

  Evanston Community Foundation is excited to announce Jessi Donaldson as the new Director of Philanthropy and Communications. She will lead all philanthropic engagement activities for the Foundation. Jessi joins the ECF team with extensive experience in philanthropy and donor engagement. Most recently, she served as the Director of Engagement and Participation at UIC College …

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Ribbon Cutting Held at The Moline Foundation New Office Location

  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 26th, 2017, for The Moline Foundation with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce at The Moline Foundation’s new office at 1601 River Drive, Suite 210 in Moline, Illinois. Community members, donors, and area residents were invited to join in the celebration with an open house. Steve Kruse, …

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Community Foundation celebrates first 20 years of assistance

By Steve Eighinger Herald-Whig Posted: Oct. 28, 2017       Joanne Dedert is always quick to sing the praises of the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Dedert is executive director of Madonna House, which serves individuals and families in crisis and whose services are strengthened by financial support from the …

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"Community Foundation Basics” A One-Day Workshop

ALLIANCE OF ILLINOIS COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS PRESENTS “Community Foundation Basics” A One-Day Workshop Conducted by the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Monday, October 9, 2017 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Soangetaha Country Club 238 N. Soangetaha Road, Galesburg, Illinois   Curriculum includes: Community Foundation Overview; Governance; Fund Management; Asset Development; Finance and Investments; Grantmaking & Community Leadership; Operational …

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Gibb named to sixth class of Edgar Fellows

For the sixth consecutive summer, a group of 40 emerging leaders from across Illinois has been selected as Edgar Fellows and will gather in Champaign from Aug. 6-10. The Edgar Fellows Program is an initiative designed to inspire respectful and collaborative leadership to address the state’s major challenges.   Please click here to read the …

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Philanthropy isn’t about us, it’s about improving the county

by Julianne Buck Executive Director, Community Foundation of Grundy County   Well, it finally happened. After years of wishing and promising, we finally got to New Hampshire to see Jim Baum’s mountain. Yes, Jim Baum bought a mountain. Well, it’s part of a mountain – 250 acres on the eastern slope of Moose Mountain just outside of …

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