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General Application Questions

Do you fund outside of Illinois?
Yes we fund outside Illinois.

Do you fund outside of the United States?
We consider funding in countries where a board member has direct knowledge of non-U.S. applicants.

How many grant cycles do you have per year?
We have one grant cycle. We accept proposals from November 1 to March 1 of the following year.

Is there a limit to the amount requested?
There is no limit; however, on average, our grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Can you help us choose a program that would best fit with the foundation preferences?
Our staff cannot help you choose a program. We ask that your request be for a program you feel has the greatest need.

Can more than one application be submitted from
our organization?

Only one application will be accepted from an organization or institution per grant year.

Does the Foundation accept multiple year requests?
The Foundation only accepts requests for one year of funding.

What day is the application due if the due date falls on a weekend?
If March 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday the deadline is moved to the following Monday.

How do I get an application?
Follow the link below for an online request.
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