QUINCY -- The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri will host six workshops to assist nonprofit organizations planning to submit competitive grant applications.
The competitive grant program opens March 1 and runs through June 1.
"Nonprofits in the Community Foundation's 12-county service area are encouraged to attend a workshop and apply for grant funding," Community Foundation spokesman Catherine Meckes said.
Sessions are scheduled for:
º Palmyra, Mo.: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, the Urban Nest, 216 S. Main St.
º Carthage, Ill.: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Carl Sandburg College, 305 Sandburg Drive.
º Pittsfield, Ill.: Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, John Wood Community College Southeast Education Center, 39637 260th Ave.
º Canton, Mo.: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, Culver-Stockton College, Carl Johann Memorial Library, 1 College Hill.
º Quincy: 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7, John Wood Community College, library computer room B108, 1301 N. 48th.
º Community Foundation, Quincy: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, online webinar or in-person, 4531 Maine, Suite A.
"The grant workshops' goals are to educate not-for-proft organizations on the Community Foundation's annual competitive grant program and to prepare them to submit an online application," Meckes said.
The two-hour sessions will be presented in two parts. Participants can attend one or both parts of the workshop.
Part one, held the first hour of each workshop, will provide an overview of the 2019 competitive grant program, funds available and a review of the grant criteria and timeline. Part one is designed for both new and returning grant applicants.
Part two, held the second hour of each workshop, will provide information on completing the online application form and is designed for new applicants and those needing a refresher course on how to apply for Community Foundation grants.
Registration is required for workshops in Quincy, Pittsfield and Canton. Registration is encouraged but not required for the workshops in Palmyra and Carthage.
More information is available through the Community Foundation at 217-222-1237 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When registering, indicate if special accommodations or accessibility requirements are needed for a particular session.
To register for the online webinar, email email@example.com. A link to and instructions on accessing the webinar will be provided to registered participants prior to the webinar.
Beginning March 1, online applications for the 2019 competitive grant program will be available on the Community Foundation's website at MyCommunityFoundation.org. Grant applications must be submitted online by June 1.
Grants are made for charitable purposes to organizations that have IRS 501(c)(3) classification or are government entities. Organizations must be located in one of the following counties: Adams, Brown, Hancock or Pike in Illinois, or Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Knox, Shelby or Monroe in Missouri.
Grants will be awarded through the competitive grant program from Unrestricted Endowments, Field of Interest Endowments and County Endowments. By submitting an application, an organization is eligible to receive full or partial funding from one or a combination of funds.