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Edwardsville foundation accepting nonprofit grant applications

The Edwardsville Community Foundation is inviting all local nonprofit organizations to apply for its 2019 grant cycle.

Grants are given to nonprofit organizations and groups that provide community services within District 7 boundaries.

Over the last eight years, the Edwardsville Community Foundation has awarded more than $60,000 to area nonprofits. Last year, Main Street Community Center was presented with a $4,528 check to help provide additional services to senior citizens. Edwardsville Community Foundation Executive Director Pam Farrar said ECF grants have helped fulfill many emerging community needs and areas where nonprofits needed additional support.

“Over the last few years, our grant application process has helped make us aware of some extremely worthy community projects that needed support,” said Farrar. “We want to encourage any group or nonprofit that is interested in enhancing the quality of life for people in District 7 to consider applying.”

Nonprofits interested in applying for an ECF grant can download the application form at or call Pam Farrar at 618-520-8099.The deadline to apply for a grant is Oct. 1.

The Edwardsville Community Foundation was founded to create an organization where people could donate money that would directly impact the quality of life in the local communities. The ECF operates as a charitable trust that receives, manages, and distributes tax-deductible charitable contributions for the benefit of the residents living in the local communities, as defined by the Edwardsville School District 7.

Since its inception in 1997, the ECF has distributed more than $6.4 million to charitable causes.

PHOTO: In a file photo from last year, Edwardsville Community Foundation awarded Main Street Community Center a $4,528 grant check. Photo courtesy of Charles Bollinger.

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