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Community Foundation Announces

The 2017 Communityworks Grant Competition

The 2017 Community Foundation grant competition procedures are detailed here. The Community Foundation Grants Committee announced the Communityworks Grants procedures, planned expenditures and requirements which are detailed in the following sections. Awards to regional, not-for-profit organizations, according to the guideline specifications, are expected to range from $1,000 to $10,000 in 2017. Deadline for grant applications is Monday, March 6 at 5:00pm.

Communityworks grants are being made available for projects addressing issues in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Land Use & Protection and Workforce Development.


The goal of the Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in greater Kankakee and Iroquois Counties by supporting needs that are not being adequately met. To apply, an organization should visit which includes guidelines, the online application and contact information.
Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Community Foundation Grants Committee with the Community Foundation Board of Directors making the final award determination. 

There is one grant award period each year. Communityworks grants are planned to be available in future years. Awardees may renew their grant projects by re-submitting full applications in subsequent funding cycles. 

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