The Morton Community Foundation (MCF) is accepting grant proposals for its Spring Grant Cycle beginning Friday, February 22, 2013. All grant proposals must be turned in to the Morton Community Foundation office no later than 5:00PM, Friday, March 15, 2013.

The MCF awards grants to local charitable, nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt classification from the Internal Revenue Service; or tax-supported institutions such as schools or government agencies that have an impact in the Morton area.

A Grant Writers’ Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 4:00pm at the Morton Public Library.  The purpose of the workshop is to help applicants best write their grant request to receive the highest possible priority during the grant committee’s  review process.  RSVP to 291-0434.  

More information is available on the Foundation’s website,   The website has information about the Foundation’s purpose, history, and grant process, and is a tremendous source of information on philanthropy, tax benefits, online donations, and funded projects, etc.

To receive a copy of the grant guidelines, visit the MCF website or call the Morton Community Foundation, 309-291-0434.

The Morton Community Foundation was formed to provide a centralized philanthropic endowment to meet future needs of the Morton community.   The MCF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of 13 Morton business, professional, and community leaders.  Operations are conducted by a full time Executive Director, Scott Witzig, the volunteer Board of Directors and volunteer committee members from our community.

For more information about the Morton Community Foundation, call 309-291-0434 or visit