Thur. August 4, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST At Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Robeson Pavilion – Rooms A & B Writing great grant proposals and winning grants happens when best practices are applied. These practices can be learned and mastered. This interactive session, led by local stakeholders in fund development, [...]

Wed, April 27, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST In-person at First Presbyterian Champaign, 302 West Church Street Get your executive committee together and join this breakout session to equip your nonprofit board officers with tools for success! A well-functioning board of directors or trustees is essential to the health and sustainability of any [...]

East Central Illinois nonprofit executives, board members and staff: HELP US TO BETTER HELP YOU! TAKE THE 10-MINUTE SURVEY The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois (CFECI) would like to better understand what CAPACITY BUILDING and TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE needs your organizations have at present, to respond to the challenges and opportunities that you face. We [...]

Wed, February 23, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST Learn how to build an effective and efficient nonprofit board of directors. Having an effective board is one of the most important ways to ensure the success of your nonprofit organization. Yet finding and recruiting board members can be difficult and is typically handled at [...]

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We are thrilled to welcome Genevieve Kirk to our Community Foundation team! Serving as our Center for Nonprofit Excellence Director, Genevieve will work directly with our local nonprofit partners. Through our Center, she will offer assistance in board training and development and strategic planning. She will help local nonprofits establish effective working relationships between their [...]

Applications for the 2021 Community Commitment Grant cycle are now available.  Endowed funds from donors who have left a legacy for the future are the primary source of ongoing funding for these grants. Community Commitment Grants, unlike many other grant opportunities, are awarded each year to nonprofits that serve residents of east central Illinois.  The [...]

Thionville and Urbana Artists Release Their Version of Let it Be On November 12th 1944 Thionville was liberated by the Third American Army led by General Patton. Kermit Harden, Urbana GI, was among the US soldiers involved in the liberation.  This production is dedicated to Kermit Harden. CU Sings: Building upon the successful release of CU [...]