Introducing: The Community Foundation of Illinois Grantmaking Philosophies!
As the Grants Team at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, we are pleased to share our Grantmaking Philosophies, seven principles for effective grantmaking that guide our review processes.
The philosophies were co-created by CFNIL Staff and the Board of Trustees in 2019. They’re intended to continually evolve as we learn to be better grantmakers, and are reviewed annually. Up until now the Philosophies were only used by CFNIL staff, board, and volunteers, but, in accordance with principle number 7, it’s time to share our work with the community.