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Ending Hunger Together

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Locations for Programs to Address Food Insecurity

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI)

LOI Date:

11/24/20

Deadline Date:

02/12/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $40,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations for programs to combat food insecurity in a sustainable way. A Letter of Intent must be submitted prior to a full application. Funding is intended for collaborative efforts that involve community education, economic development, and improved access to healthy food. Grants will be made to organizations with programs serving individuals within a 50-mile radius of the city of Peoria, IL (excluding Knox and McLean Counties).

The Community Foundation is working to gain a broader understanding of challenges and opportunities within the food system as it exists within local communities, with a goal of driving systematic, long-term change. As such, CFCI is interested in investing in collaborative food system projects that are at the community (e.g. multi-neighborhood, city, or county) level. The Foundation is not looking to fund individual organizations working in isolation; rather, it is seeking innovative collaboration among 2 or more organizations.

As defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food insecurity is “a measure of a lack of regular access to enough food for an active healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.”

Proposal Requirements:

  • Address CFCI's Areas of Interest: Projects should address at least two of CFCI’s three top areas of interest related to food insecurity throughout the communities:
    1. Increasing healthy food access
    2. Advancing community education
    3. Creating economic/community development opportunities
  • Address CFCI Project Goals and Objectives
    • Goals:
      1. Improve the emergency food system
      2. Address the root causes of hunger
    • Objectives:
      1. Make a significant impact and noticeably improve the quality of the food offered
      2. Encourage true collaboration with measurable outcomes and metrics
      3. Work to create a better model to address food insecurity needs in our community
  • Project Criteria
    1. Focus on collaborative projects that help drive change for the entire community
    2. Detailed sustainability plan required
    3. Evidence-based practices required

Examples of eligible projects can be found at http://communityfoundationci.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ending-Hunger-Together-RFP-Nov-2020.pdf#page=4.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184750

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum award of $40,000

Term of Contract:

Grants will be for one-year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Agencies must meet CFCI’s basic eligibility requirements:
1. Open to all organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, those that operate under a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3) organization, and to local units of local, county, state or federal government.
2. Grant funding may support new or existing programs that positively benefit central Illinois.
3. Program must be operated and organized in such a manner that no applicable laws are violated.
4. Organization must be current on all CFCI grant evaluations.

CFCI does not fund:
1. Annual / capital campaigns
2. Individuals
3. Endowments
4. Sectarian religious purposes: Faith based organizations and churches are eligible if program serves the community
5. Grants will be made to organizations with programs serving individuals within a 50-mile radius of the city of Peoria, IL (excluding Knox and McLean Counties).

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Inquiry Submission
- Step 1: Submit a maximum 2-page letter of inquiry (LOI) on letterhead stationery.
- Step 2: CFCI committee reviews LOI. If warranted, an invitation to submit a full proposal will be offered.
- Step 3: Submit Proposal utilizing CFCI’s online application process

Full proposals will be by invitation only.

Timelines
- 2020 RFP issued: November 2, 2020
- Networking Forum: November 4, 2020, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (via Zoom)
- Letter of Intent Due: November 24, 2020
- Invitation to Submit Full Proposal Sent: December 11, 2020
- Full Proposal Due: February 12, 2021
- Grant decisions: March 5, 2021

CFCI reserves the right to deviate from this schedule at any time without prior notice. CFCI may request an in-person presentation.

Grantmaking Principles and Guidelines:
https://communityfoundationci.org/for-grant-seekers/grantmaking-principles-guidelines/

Commonly Asked Questions:
https://communityfoundationci.org/for-grant-seekers/commonly-asked-questions/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit a maximum two-page letter of inquiry (LOI) on letterhead stationery.

Please submit full proposal to Jeanette Wilson: jeanette@communityfoundationci.org

If you have any questions, feel free to call:
Sarah Fletcher
CFCI Director of Grants and Community Initiatives
309-674-8730
sarah@communityfoundationci.org.

3625 North Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604
Fax: 309-674-8754

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Illinois: Programs within a 50-mile radius of the city of Peoria, IL (excluding Knox and McLean Counties).

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