Applications being accepted online for Competitive Grant Program

Posted: Mar. 23, 2013 2:57 am Updated: Mar. 30, 2013 10:15 pm

The Community Foundation of the Quincy Area is accepting online applications for its 2013 Competitive Grant Programs. Organizations must be classified as IRS 501(c)(3) or government unit to apply. Applications are due June 1.

Grants will be awarded from two types of funds -- unrestricted endowments and field of interest funds.

Unrestricted endowments provide resources for making grants to serve arts and culture, community betterment, education, health and human services. Grants from these funds can be made throughout the Community Foundation's 13-county service area, including Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike counties in Illinois; Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties in Missouri; and Lee County in Iowa. These grants generally will not exceed $1,000.

Field of interest fund grants serve specific interests and/or geographic areas, as established by each fund's founder. Grants from field of interest funds range from $150 to $5,000.

To apply, go the Community Foundation's website at to access the online application.

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit resource that connects people who care with causes that matter in the Tri-States. Serving 13 area counties, it builds permanent funds to address significant needs and opportunities. It is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible.

Since 1999, the Community Foundation has awarded more than 1,300 grants totaling more than $1.9 million through its various programs.

For more information, call 222-1237 or email