CIPHC Receives Grant from IPCF

Central Illinois Pride Health Center Receives Grant from Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

May 16, 2017

Bloomington, IL – Central Illinois Pride Health Center received a grant of $1000 from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to continue building a Lending Library for the LGBTQ youth of Bloomington-Normal youth group, “Friends Like Us.” The Lending Library will allow them to have material to read that matches their age and identity. Games that promote inclusion, equality, education, and skill building will be obtained for our Lending Library.

“This library will give our youth more ways to understand their life as an LGBTQ youth,” said Len Meyer, Executive Director. “LGTBQ youth need to be able to see themselves in the characters of books and walk a mile in their shoes through the stories that are read by our kids.”

“By funding programs like the Central Illinois Pride Health Center, the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation ensures that quality programs enrich the communities in which we live,” said Greg Meyer, Executive Director of Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. “We are committed to helping build strong communities in Central Illinois.”

During the current grant cycle, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation awarded $150,200 in three categories of grants to 54 programs in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan Counties. Grants ranged from $600-$8,200. Funding came from the Jerome Mirza Foundation, donors to the Foundation’s annual campaign and endowments.

About Illinois Prairie Community Fund

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 21st year, encourages and facilitates philanthropy in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan Counties by connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them. The foundation currently manages assets of $11.2 million in 145 funds including donor advised, agency, and scholarship funds and endowments.

For more information on our youth group, visit our website, www.cipridehealthcenter.org or contact Len Meyer at (815) 893-7459. Our youth group meets every Friday evening from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm for youth 13-19 years of age.

Central Illinois Pride Health Center serves the LGBTQ community and its allies of Central Illinois. We currently offer social support with medical and mental support coming soon. Central Illinois Pride Health Center mission is to promote the health and well – being of the LGBTQI community of Central Illinois without judgment or discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. For information on programs serving the LGBTQ community, please visit www.cipridehealthcenter.org.
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