Applying for a Grant

Download a Letter of Intent
Download an Application

Important dates

  • New letters of intent received by June 1st of each year will be reviewed.
  • Requests for Proposal will be emailed by June 15th.
  • Submission deadline for invited proposals is August 1st.
  • Grant awards will be announced after December 31st.
  • Grants will be distributed during the first quarter of the following year.
  • The granting process is only done once a year.

All of the following documents must be included:

  • Completed application.
  • Copy of 501(c) (3) determination letter.
  • Audited financial statements for the most recently completed fiscal year. If an audit was not done, attach unaudited financial statements.
  • Form 990 for the last fiscal year. If there is no Form 990, attach Form AG990-IL, Illinois Charitable Organization Annual Report.
  • Budget for current fiscal year and a list of the sources of revenue for the organization.
  • Detailed budget for this grant project including other sources of revenue.

Please email this application and the attachments to: