Date(s) - 11/06/2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kokopelli Golf Club,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2023
Malik Joseph (216.647.5704)
Jessica Bee (773.470.3322)
November 6 – 5 PM. TO 8 P.M.
The Field Foundation of Illinois Partners with the Southern Illinois Community Foundation to
Announce Racial Healing Grant Opportunities for area nonprofits
Local groups encouraged to apply for part of the $4.5 million in grant funding
to support racial healing and equity work
|WHAT:||The Southern Illinois Community Foundation has partnered with the Field Foundation of Illinois to support statewide funding as part of Healing Illinois, a racial healing initiative funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services. The two organizations are hosting a regional launch event at the Kokopelli Golf Club and Event Center on November 6. Nonprofits in Southern Illinois are encouraged to learn more about the $4.5 million grant opportunity and apply to receive up to $30,000 to fund racial healing and equity work in the respective communities. Applications are due by December 1, 2023 and organizations can apply at https://bit.ly/2023-HealingIllinois-Application|
|WHEN:||November 6 p.m. at 5p.m.- 8 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Kokopelli Golf Club – Event Center, 1527 Champions Drive, Marion, IL, 62959|
|BACKGROUND:||Healing Illinois, a racial healing initiative created in 2020, has relaunched to address racial disparities that impact people living throughout Illinois communities. Through Healing Illinois, $4.5 million in grants will be distributed to organizations across the state that facilitate racial healing activities, lead equity work and engage in meaningful dialogue.
The renewed Healing Illinois initiative will support communities across Illinois that continue to grapple with complex and long-standing issues–from institutional racism to freedom of speech and expression. Healing Illinois grants will fund activities in four areas:
Racial Healing Sustainability, Narrative Change, Education and Training and Racial Healing Readiness.
Visit Healing Illinois for more information on grant eligibility, application tools and frequently asked questions. Further inquiries can be answered on the website or by reaching out to the Southern Illinois Community Foundation.
|AVAILABILITY:||Interviews are available in-person and via Zoom on Friday, November 3 or Monday, November 6 with:
Additionally, high-resolution photos and broll footage will be available following the event.