3 years ago by Mary Griffith
On its 15th anniversary, the Community Foundation of the Quincy area announced a $15,000 matching grant program for each of the 13 counties it serves.
Community Foundation Chairman Brian Ippensen says that means if a local fund committee in the county can raise $15,000, the gift will automatically be doubled by the Foundation.
The funds will be a permanent endowment to be used only in that county and only as local citizens decide.
Pike County, Illinois has already started the process. For the past four years, a local committee has been raising funds. Now that group is going to try to receive the $15,000 match.
Ippensen says all 13 counties can achieve this permanent endowment to help provide for their local needs. He says now is a good time to consider a gift since the donors money will double and will be restricted for use in the county they designate only.