The members of Impact Central Illinois celebrated at their Annual Meeting on June 6, 2023 at the Country Club of Peoria. Members voted that evening and those members who could not attend in person, voted absentee. To date, Impact Central Illinois has awarded $924,000 in grants to nonprofits in four years. Three (3) $100,000 IMPACT Grants were awarded in three categories for a total of $300,000 and one $25,000 INSPIRE Grant was awarded to a smaller nonprofit.

Greater Peoria Family YMCA
in the category Health and Community Wellbeing

Greater Peoria Family YMCA: Dee Walker (Impact GRC), Scott Loftus,
Trey Chandler (YMCA), Emily Cahill (Peoria Park District) and Kennedy Banks

Project Description: The Greater Peoria Family YMCA and the Peoria Park District are joining together to serve the needs of Peoria’s most underserved communities. This unique effort will provide quality programming in a mobile experience. We intend to engage children and families in outdoor recreation and fitness experiences designed to create a better understanding of health and wellness, while building stronger relationships with each other, and developing a deeper spirit for community. This collaboration will have a consistent presence from spring to fall in six different community parks, three in each community, targeting both the 61603 and 61605 zip codes.

SOURCE: Impact Central Illinois 2023 Nonprofit Grant Recipients Selected