Sept. 21 is the deadline to apply for several grant opportunities available through the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation. The following applications are available online at www.enrichingourcommunity.org/grants and are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Regional Nonprofit Capacity Building Microgrants are strategic investments used to defray the cost of training and development opportunities targeted at improving the management, board participation, governance, fundraising and leadership of the applicant organization in the southeastern Illinois region. Requests can be in response to needs that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Usual capacity building services include but are not limited to strategic planning, auditing, board and staff training, analysis of programs, cost centers, technology, and fundraising potential.

The Bill and Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson Fund for Youth provides grants to benefit the youth of Effingham County and the Bill and Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson Fund for Visual Arts provides grants to benefit the arts in Effingham County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and subsequent economic impact, these grants will consider funding requests for operating and programming support for organizations that meet the funding criteria.

The Teutopolis State Bank Designated Fund provides grants for projects that benefit the Teutopolis community in the areas of civic, cultural health, health, education, and social services.

The Siemer Milling Company Endowment awards grants to programs aimed at developing youth in Effingham County to become extraordinary leaders by investing in the leadership skills required for improving our communities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and subsequent economic impact, this grant will consider funding requests for operating and programming support for organizations that meet the funding criteria.

Organizations must be a public charity with tax-exempt status under section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Under certain circumstances, applications from public entities such as school districts, municipalities, or unincorporated groups or associations may be considered.

A full list of grant criteria and online applications can be accessed online at enrichingourcommunity.org/grants. For more information, contact Maggie Meylor, Grants Administrator, at 217-342-5413 or maggie@enrichingourcommunity.org.

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