Here are a few examples of our recent grants
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How to Apply
The Foundation welcomes potential grantees to review our grantmaking process. This section outlines the necessary steps. Also, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section.
Proposals are presented by Foundation staff and approved by the Board at quarterly meetings.
Please note two important eligibility criteria:
1) Tax Exempt Status
Grants are made only to organizations that are certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as tax exempt, non-profit organizations, 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1), and that are not private foundations. No grants can be made to individuals.
2) Chicago Metro Area
The Foundation’s primary geographic focus is the Chicago metropolitan area. Only programs within the United States will be considered, which excludes all international programs.