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Date Published: February 23, 2021


3Arts supports Chicago artists working in the fields of music, theater, and visual arts. Our focus is on women, people of color, and people with disabilities in recognition that their work is still underrepresented in mainstream culture. 3Arts provides both direct awards to artists and grants to arts organizations for their support of artists.

A. Montgomery Ward Foundation

The A. Montgomery Ward Foundation was established by his daughter, Marjorie Montgomery Ward Baker, in 1959 to support and strengthen charitable institutions that provide quality educational and cultural programming for the current and future residents of Chicago, Illinois, and its surrounding communities. Areas of funding interest include Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Education. The Foundation has biannual deadlines of April 30 and October 31. Grant dec…

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic. We collaborate with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.

Albert Pick Jr. Fund - Chicago, Illinois

The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund is an Illinois nonprofit corporation organized in 1947 as a general–purpose private foundation. To focus its resources, the Fund considers requests only from nonprofits with offices and separately budgeted programs operating within the City of Chicago. Areas of funding interest include Civic and Community, Culture, Education, Health & Human Services

Albert Pick, Jr. Fund

The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund considers requests only from nonprofits with offices and separately budgeted programs operating within the City of Chicago. The Fund will review applications from civic and community–based organizations working to improve the City and its individual neighborhoods. Additionally, programs that enhance the environment, address the needs of minorities and the physically disabled and/or promote good government and human relations…

Alfred Bersted Foundation

The Alfred Bersted Foundation was established in 1972 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. The Alfred Bersted Foundation specifically serves the people of DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, & McHenry counties in Illinois. Areas of funding interest include Education; Health; Human Services. The Foundation has a rolling application deadline. In general, applicants will be notified of gran…

Alsdorf Foundation - Illinois & National

The Alsdorf Foundation supports organizations in the areas of the humanities, education, medical, religious and horticultural endeavors, primarily interested in grants toward specific programs and does not support individuals or political advocacy. The Alsdorf Foundation does not accept any unsolicited proposals. Your letter of intent should not exceed 2 pages on the background of the organization, proposed project with budget and other funding sources and…

Ameren’s Corporate Charitable Trust - Missouri, Illinois

Each year, millions of dollars are donated to programs in education, services for the youth and elderly, and the environment in Ameren™s Missouri and Illinois service areas. Contributions to the Ameren Corporate Trust come entirely from corporate earnings and are not charged to customers as a business expense.

Arie and Ida Crown Memorial

The Arie and Ida Crown Memorial (AICM) supports programs that offer opportunities to the disadvantaged, strengthens the bond of families, and improves the quality of people™s lives. As a general rule, the Foundation funds organizations that serve the greater Chicago area as well as organizations that serve the broader Jewish community.

Arthur Foundation

The Foundation recognizes that actual health care or health related service is only one of the factors determining the health status of individuals and families of these same communities. The health of the people is also determined by the educational status of its people, especially its youth. Therefore, the Foundation will also consider grant requests that foster and improve education and educational opportunities. To implement the educational aspect…

Arts Work Fund

The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development is a funder collaborative created to help strengthen the management and operations of small arts and cultural organizations in the six–county Chicago metropolitan region.

Aurora Foundation

The Aurora Foundation is a non–profit philanthropic corporation that administers individual charitable funds and distributes grants and scholarships to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora, Illinois Area.

Barker Welfare Foundation - ILL, NY, IN

The mission of the Barker Welfare Foundation is to make grants to qualified charitable organizations whose initiatives improve the quality of life, with an emphasis on strengthening youth and families and to reflect the philosophy of Catherine B. Hickox, the Founder. Consideration will be given to applications from institutions and agencies operating in the field of health, welfare, education, cultural activities and civic affairs, primarily serving the me…

Barney Family Foundation - Chicago

The Barney Family Foundation’s primary focus is in the educational field, particularly children in grades K–8. The Barney Family Foundation places significant emphasis on giving children the opportunity for a better education. We want to be convinced that a project we fund will lead, over time, to significant improvement in children’s life experiences and as such, favor proposals that describe a plausible and practical chain of events leadi…

Barrington Area Community Foundation

The Barrington Area Community Foundation supports initiatives that benefit the community and maintain our quality of life. The Barrington Area is the greater of the Barrington Area Council of Governments (five suburbs with Barrington in the name and Tower Lakes and Deer Park) and School District #220.

Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation

Program and capital grants will be made to organizations in support of but not limited to the following purposes: medical, psychiatric, psychological and/or residential care, and research programs in medicine, psychology, social science and education. Although grants may be made to organizations outside the state of Illinois, preference will generally be given to applicants from Illinois. If applying for a program operating outside the state of Illinois, p…

Brinson Foundation

The Brinson Foundation is a philanthropic, non–profit organization whose purpose is to support educational, public health and scientific research programs that ENGAGE, INFORM and INSPIRE committed citizens to confront the challenges that face humanity. The Brinson Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications. Rather, we ask grantseekers to review our mission, vision, beliefs and priorities as well as these guidelines. If a grantseeker be…

C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation

The C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation provides grants to non profit organizations – classified by the Internal Revenue Service Code as 501c(cX3) – that provide services in the areas of Education, Community and Civic Affairs, Health, the Arts, Religion and our Youth. Grants will tend to be made to smaller organizations located in areas where our trustees reside which include but are not limited to the Sandhills area of North Carolina, South Carol…

Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation

The Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation was established in 1991 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Reflecting the Hendrickson family’s strong Christian faith, special consideration is given to charitable organizations that help individuals meet their basic needs while also addressing their spiritual needs. Preference is given to organizations or programs that approach…

Chicago Blackhawk Charities

As the official charity of the Blackhawks, Chicago Blackhawk Charities pledges to support programs and institutions throughout Illinois that work towards creating a better tomorrow for the youth of today. CBC believes in a series of fundamental principles that collectively serve to support local citizens and better the lives of youth in and around the city of Chicago. Geographic priorities: Primarily recognizing Near West Side Chicago Neighborhood organiza…

Chicago Bulls Community Initiatives

Our commitment to Chicago is to be actively involved in programs that improve the quality of life in the metropolitan area, and nowhere is that dedication more apparent than in the team’s community relations’ efforts. To do so, we aim each day to assist with the education and development of our youth, contribute to organizations that provide services to needy families and improve our city’s struggling neighborhoods.

Chicago Community Trust

We provide critical charitable resources in the arts, community and economic development, education, health and wellness, hunger and homeless alleviation, legal services, programs for youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, and to assure that basic human needs are met for all members of our community.

Chicago Foundation for Education

Founded in 1985 by Joyce Rumsfeld and a small group of concerned citizens, the Chicago Foundation for Education has dedicated the past twenty years to improving and enhancing the educational experiences provided to Chicago™s public elementary school children.

Chicago Foundation for Women

One of the largest women™s funds in the world, Chicago Foundation for Women believes that all women and girls should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and live in safe, just and healthy communities.

Chicago Tribune Foundation - Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Tribune Foundation aims to promote public knowledge and strengthen the Chicago metropolitan community by encouraging journalistic excellence and diversity, supporting diverse cultural institutions and arts education for low–income children, and promoting civic efforts.

Circle of Service Foundation

The Circle of Service Foundation supports great organizations to enhance community, opportunity and well–being. We make grants to a wide range of social–service organizations in and around Chicago, and we make targeted grants in the areas of Jewish Community, Education and Medical Research. Our Community Giving program supports organizations in Cook and Lake Counties, Illinois that help individuals become self–reliant or that help individ…

Coleman Foundation - Illinois & National focus

The Coleman Foundation funds educational institutions offering entrepreneurship education throughout the United States; organizations conducting cancer research and providing cancer care; and agencies providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities only in the Chicago Metropolitan area – its primary geographical focus.

Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation

The Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation was established in 1993 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the needs of children. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding programs or organizations that focus on: Children’s causes, Start–up initiatives within the human services or arts and c…

Community Foundation of Central Illinois

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is committed to delivering a wide range of services beyond traditional grant making activities to help our donors, nonprofit partners, and other stakeholders achieve their charitable objectives. Our giving is focused on arts and culture, education, scholarships, health and human services and community development. Nonprofit organizations located within a 50–mile radius of the Peoria area are encouraged to…

Community Foundation of Central Illinois Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund is an increasingly powerful force for women in central Illinois. The Fund not only raises money for women’s programs, but seeks to involve as many women as possible in both the raising and distribution of funds.

Community Foundation of Decatur/Macon County

The purpose of The Community Foundation of Decatur/Macon County is to help local people develop a permanent charitable fund to support local causes. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Culture, Community Development, Conservation, Environment, Animals, Education, Scholarships, Health, Social Services, Youth.

Community Foundation of East Central Illinois

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois makes grants based on the greatest needs in the community. The Foundation reflects the diversity of our community through our choices of grants, staff, volunteers, programs and initiatives.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is a vehicle through which individuals, families, corporations, civic associations, non–profit organizations, and private foundations can make gifts to benefit local, regional and national charitable organizations. Field of Interest Funds support a broad area of concern, such as the arts, education, youth, health or the disabled.

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non–profit philanthropic corporation that administers individual charitable funds and distributes grants and scholarships to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County Illinois. The Foundation provides grants in the following designated charitable categories: Education, Health Care, Social Services, Arts and Humanities.

Community Memorial Foundation - Chicago

The Community Memorial Foundation is dedicated to measurably improving health “ of individuals, of families, of non–profit organizations, of communities. As a philanthropic resource in the western suburbs of Chicago since 1995, we have been privileged to grow in partnership with the communities we serve.

ConAgra Foods Foundation

The ConAgra Foods Foundation seeks to partner with impactful organizations that address childhood hunger and nutrition needs in the communities where our employees live and work. While any organization that is working to address community needs is eligible for funding, preference will be given to those that seek to provide children and their families with access to food and nutrition education. Religious organizations such as churches, mosques and synagogu…

Crossroads Fund

Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of social and economic justice in the Chicago area.

D.A.S. Charitable Fund

The D.A.S. Charitable Fund supports organizations that seek to preserve and advance animal life in Lake County Illinois. These works include facilitating symbiotic relationships between humans and animals, research initiatives, overpopulation prevention, and animal rehabilitation.

DeKalb County Community Foundation

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that meets a wide variety of social, cultural, educational and other charitable needs throughout DeKalb County. DCCF™s mission is to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County by proactively addressing community needs and expanding, managing, and distributing philanthropic resources. Addressing and meeting changing and emerging needs in our county is the goal of the DeKalb County Co…

Dermody Properties Foundation

The Dermody Properties Foundation was founded in 1988, funded by the profits generated by the hard work and dedication of all employees at DP Partners. With a focus on the arts, education, and the family, as well as a special emphasis on children and the elderly, our employee–managed Foundation has provided funds and volunteer support to over 200 worthy non–profit organizations and community causes. The company has offices in Reno, Nevada, Port…

Dewan Foundation

The Dewan Foundation was established in January 2000 following the completion of the sale of STATS. Inc. , a sports information company founded by John and Susan Dewan in the 1980’s. The foundation provides financial support and assistance to organizations that provide direct services to people in poverty. Faith–based organizations are a focus of grant making. Self–help projects that transform lives are a special interest. Grants will focu…

Doris & Victor Day Foundation

The Doris & Victor Day Foundation is committed to meeting basic human needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education. Geographical focus: Quad Cities, especially the residents of Rock Island, Illinois.

Doris & Victor Day Foundation

The Doris & Victor Day Foundation is committed to meeting basic human needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education. The Foundation is committed to serve the Quad Cities area with a particular concern for the citizens of Rock Island.

Doris and Victor Day Foundation - Quad Cities

Doris and Victor Day cared about the well–being of the people of the Quad Cities, especially the residents of Rock Island. They created a foundation to provide funding for programs supportive of their concern. The foundation is committed to meeting basic human needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education.

Dr. Scholl Foundation

The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today’s world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion. Application for grants are considered in the following areas: Programs for children, developmentally disabled, senior citizens, civic and cultural institutions, social service agencies, hospitals and health c…

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation is a private independent foundation. Its principal focus is to support the arts and cultural organizations. Organizations supported include, but are not limited to, musical performance organizations, theatre and dance companies, historical societies and museums. The overall grant making focus of the foundation is on artistic achievement in presentation or performance rather than educational enrichment or outreach. Unsolic…

Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust

The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust was established in 1992 to support and promote charitable organizations that: Encourage the principles of individual self–reliance, self–sacrifice, thrift, industry, and humility; Relieve human suffering through scientific research and education regarding disease; assistance to youths with troubled childhoods and emotional disorders; the care of the elderly; and assistance to humankind during times of…

Evanston Community Foundation

The Evanston Community Foundation is a publicly supported philanthropic organization dedicated to enriching Evanston and the lives of its people, now and in the future. Our giving is focused on arts and culture; basic human needs; community development; education; environment; health; women & girls issues; and youth and families.

Exelon Corporation - IL, PA, TX, NJ, MD, MA

In 2008, Exelon Corporation made over 3,000 grants totaling more than $25 million to non–profit organizations. Our employees donated nearly $4 million for the annual United Way campaign. We focus our corporate giving in four areas and give to the communities in which we live and serve and encourage our employees to support the organizations that they value. Areas of funding interest include Education, Environment, Neighborhood Development, Arts &…

Field Foundation of Illinois

The Field Foundation of Illinois awards grants only to institutions and agencies operating in the fields of urban and community affairs, culture, education, community welfare, health, and environment, primarily serving the people of Chicago. The deadlines for submission of proposals are January 15, May 15 and September 15.

Foundations of East Chicago

The Foundations of East Chicago are committed to improving the lives of every resident of our city. Conceived by the citizens of East Chicago to be independent, citizen–run, private foundations, we derive funding from East Chicago™s local casino, and use this money to support local churches, schools, and nonprofit organizations who know the community best and put in the money in action where it can do the most good. We have a strong track rec…

Full Circle Foundation

The Full Circle Foundation – a small family–based foundation committed to helping non–profit agencies in McHenry County and other northern Illinois communities.

Galesburg Community Foundation

The Galesburg Community Foundation believes a healthy community focuses its efforts on productive dialogue, collaborative action, team building and unity of purpose. Residents of such communities bond in the common benefits of a strong education system; abundant physical activity opportunities; adequate, affordable and effective healthcare; and access to the arts. The Foundation invites inquires and applications for grants that benefit the communities and…

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

The Foundation™s mission of land conservation and artistic vitality for communities in the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina honors the values and legacy of the founders by focusing on two of the conditions crucial to vital human communities: a healthy natural environment and artistic expression.

Grace Bersted Foundation

The Grace Bersted Foundation was established in 1986 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the needs of children or the disabled. The Grace Bersted Foundation specifically serves the people of DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties in Illinois. The deadline for application to the Grace Bersted Foundation is…

Grand Victoria Foundation

The Grand Victoria Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Illinois whose efforts expand educational opportunities for children, boost the economic vitality of cities and regions, and improve the health of our environment. Local focus: Applicants must be operating in Kane, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kendall, Will, Winnebago, DeKalb or suburban Cook counties and be engaged in one or more of the activities that the Foundation supports. Regional focus: App…


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Hallmark - MO, KS, CT, ILL, GA, TX

At Hallmark, community involvement begins with our hometowns. These include Kansas City, Mo., our corporate headquarters city, as well as locations where we operate production and distribution facilities: Liberty, Mo.; Lawrence, Leavenworth and Topeka, Kan.; Enfield, Conn.; Metamora, Ill.; Columbus, Ga.; and Center, Texas. Funding decisions are guided by a philanthropic vision based in the belief that people’s lives are enriched through caring connect…

Harrah’s Foundation - AZ, CA, IL, IN, IO, LA, MS, MO, NC, NJ, NV, PA, TN

The Harrah™s Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on three categories: Seniors “ community–based programs that enhance the lives of seniors are our primary philanthropic initiative. Education “ community–based programs that enhance educational opportunities and resources for students seeking higher education. Civic “ broadly defined as local programs that are vital to the success of each of our communitie…

Harry S. Black & Allon Fuller Fund

The Harry S. Black & Allon Fuller Fund was established in 1930 to support quality health care and human services programming for underserved populations. The grantmaking focus is in the following areas: Health Care, Physical Disabilities. The Fund has biannual deadlines of April 1 and October 1. Grant decisions for the April 1 deadline will be made by June 30. Grant decisions for the October 1 deadline will be made by December 31. Applicant organizatio…

Henrietta Lange Burk Fund

The Henrietta Lange Burk Fund was established in 1994 to support and promote quality arts, cultural, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that address the health concerns of elderly adults, through either direct programming or research. The Fund has a rolling application deadline. In general, applicants will be notified of grant decisions 3 to 4 months after prop…

Hull Family Foundation - Chicago, Wash DC, San Francisco Bay Area

The Hull Family Foundation supports actions that demonstrate a real commitment to bringing about change. The Foundation prefers to support proposals for new initiatives, special projects, expansion of programs and scholarship funds. The Foundation focuses grants to organizations that seek to make a difference in the following defined areas The Environment, Social Justice & Gender Equality, Arts & Culture, Education. The Foundation gives priority to…

Irvin Stern Foundation

Irvin Stern was a Chicago businessman who established a small charitable trust in 1957. At the time of his death, he left the administration of the Foundation to family members and charged them with helping programs that would benefit social service organizations, and enhance the welfare of Jewish communities. Today, the Foundation is guided by three generations of family members who serve as Trustees. They are committed to supporting innovative grass root…

Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation

The Foundation provides funding for a variety of interest areas. The quality, innovation, thoughtfulness and effectiveness of a project are of more importance than the specific interest area. That said, areas of interest for IAP are the arts, education, environment and social programs. IAP limits its consideration to projects within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois and Michigan.

Jack Miller Family Foundation

The Foundation generally funds organizations that serve the greater Chicago area, but the Foundation may also consider organizations that serve a broader community if there is a demonstrable compelling need. The Foundation generally supports organizations whose missions fall within the following program areas: Freedom Initiatives, Jewish Initiatives, Medical Initiatives, Community Initiatives. The Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited proposals…

Jewel-Osco's Charitable Giving: Illinois and Indiana

At Jewel–Osco, we are focused on providing our customers with a Premium Fresh & Healthy experience every time they enter our stores, so we have focused our support on not–for–profit (501c3) organizations that help create healthy, thriving communities. Jewel–Osco gives grants to organizations that meet the following focus areas: Hunger Relief, Nutritional Education, Environmental Stewardship.

Joyce Foundation

Our program areas are Education, Employment, Environment, Gun Violence, Money and Politics, and Culture. We focus our grant making on initiatives that promise to have an impact on the Great Lakes region, specifically the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. A limited number of environment grants are made to organizations in Canada. Education grant making in K–12 focuses on Chicago, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee; early…

Kluth Family Foundation - Chicago

The Kluth Family Foundation’s primary mission is to improve the lives of Chicagoans in need, and the communities in which they live. We provide funding to local Chicago–based charities sharing our vision, and dedicated to affecting positive change and providing sustainable services for our residents, youth, communities, and visitors.

Lake County Community Foundation

The Lake County Community Foundation was established to meet the charitable needs of the fast–growing communities of Lake County, Illinois. Our county is diverse, comprising rural areas, urban centers and well–known tourist attractions, a multi–ethnic population, and households with widely varying economic resources. In recent years we have witnessed an explosive population growth––including a large influx of immigrants–…

Leopardo Charitable Foundation

Every year, the Leopardo Charitable Foundation (LCF), aids dozens of deserving charities that promote education, health, technology and support the well being of citizens. Those requesting support must be: Tax–exempt, as designated in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Services must be available to the community at large and not restricted to members of the organization.

Lifeboat Foundation

he Lifeboat Foundation is a private foundation devoted to helping young people overcome personal obstacles and pursue avenues of education. The Foundation promotes tolerance, self–esteem, mentoring and education through support of community programs and organizations and the youth they serve.

Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation’s approach to local philanthropic giving reflects Lincoln Financial’s strong connection to its communities. Recognizing that the employees in its affiliate offices can best determine the needs of their respective communities, Lincoln Financial has created an employee giving network by establishing local Charitable Contribution Committees in our primary business locations. These committees review grant proposals, m…

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation - Chicago

The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation makes grants in the following program areas: Education, Arts Education, Employment, and Health. We make grants only to tax–exempt organizations and rarely fund organizations outside Chicago. Proposal deadlines: December 1, March 1, June 1, September 1.

Longaberger Foundation

The Longaberger Foundation was established in 1997 by family members Dave, Tami and Rachel Longaberger to formalize their commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation’s mission is to stimulate a better quality of life through philanthropy. Rachel Longaberger Stukey serves as the Foundation’s President. The Foundation has four areas of grantmaking focus: Promoting entrepreneurial principles, Preserving American history an…

Lumpkin Foundation

The Lumpkin Family Foundation, created in 1953, is a private foundation that provides grants to meritorious nonprofit organizations for the betterment of the community, the nation and the world. We are dedicated to supporting education, preserving and protecting the environment and fostering opportunities for leadership, with special consideration to our heritage in Central Illinois.

MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. The Foundation has several programs that include International Program, Domestic Program: Affordable Housing…

Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust

The Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust was established by Marion Gardner Jackson, the granddaughter of local industrialist, Robert W. Gardner, founder of the Gardner–Denver Company. Before her death in 1976, Mrs. Jackson set up a perpetual trust to aid religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational organizations in the Quincy, Illinois area and surrounding communities in Adams County. Areas of funding interest include Arts, Culture…

Mattoon Area Community Foundation

The Mattoon Area Community Foundation works to: provide current and long–term support for causes that matter to the community, connect community philanthropists with their causes through direct giving and grant programs, and serve the nonprofit community as a resource for information and best–practices.

McCormick Foundation

The McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our free, democratic society by investing in children, communities and country. The Foundation only funds not–for–profit 501(c)(3) organizations in the following areas: Education, Citizenship, Journalism, Civic, cultural, educational, health and social service institutions. Geographical focus area: Illinois.

McGraw Foundation

The Foundation’s primary areas of interest are the fields of higher education, particularly in scientific and environmental fields, educational programs at all levels, and human services. Occasionally, grants are made in other areas such as health, medical research and cultural. Grants generally are limited to organizations located in the greater Chicago area.

McHenry County Community Foundation

The McHenry County Community Foundation looks for projects and programs where a moderate amount of grant money can produce a significant result. Proposals must fall within the purpose of the fund to which you are applying. We look for innovative but practical approaches to solving community problems, especially those not currently being met by an existing organization. Applicants should show a well–planned approach to address important community issu…

Moline Foundation

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation and non–profit organization which provides grants to health, human services, education, scholarships, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area. The Foundation generally serves the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area. This includes citizens in both Iowa and Illinois as a part of the Quad Citi…

Morris Community Foundation

The Morris Community Foundation seeks to provide vision for Morris and the surrounding area in order to preserve and enhance our quality of life. The Foundation will do this by providing leadership to identify important needs, concerns, and opportunities; by using our grantmaking to respond to those needs and effect change; by partnering with local not–for–profit organizations to strengthen their abilities to serve our citizens; and by partneri…

National City Community Involvement

National City recognizes its responsibility to its communities in which we live, learn, and work. Its objective is to support organizations that enhance educational, economic, and cultural priorities of its local communities and to provide for the health and welfare of all citizens. Such support may be in the form of cash donations, in–kind gifts or services, and employee volunteers. Geographical areas served: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, M…

Oppenheimer Family Foundation Teacher Initiative Grants - Chicago

The Foundation, established in 1933, has been giving grants to Chicago Public School teachers for the past twenty–six years through its Teacher Incentive Grant (TIG) program. The purpose of our TIG grants is to underwrite the outstanding efforts of CPS teachers who enhance and enrich the educational lives of their students through project–based learning.

Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation - Chicago, WI, Midwest & Nationa...

The Foundation seeks to partner with and support those agencies in the United States that are passionately and effectively supporting children and youth by finding and implementing solutions to the issues that are negatively impacting them. Areas of funding interest include Family/Parenting Relationship, Educational Enhancement, Health/Wellness, Community/Neighborhood Development. While the Foundation enjoys a rich heritage of focusing support toward agenc…

Palmer Foundation - MD, NC, VA. DC, IL, WI

Rogers and Mary D. Palmer established The Palmer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation, in 1990. The trustees believe in honest, open communication, creativity, education and individual empowerment. The foundation’s geographical region is limited to the Mid West states (Wisconsin & Illinois) and the Mid Atlantic states (Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington DC), unless one of the directors has a personal interest elsewhere.

Patrick and Anna Cudahy Fund - Wisconsin & Chicago

The Patrick and Anna Cudahy Fund is a general purpose foundation which primarily supports organizations in Wisconsin and the metropolitan Chicago area . The principal areas of interest are social service, youth, and education with some giving for the arts, and other areas. Some support is also given for local and national programs concerned with public interest and environmental issues. A few grants are given for international programs but only to those wh…

Pierce Family Foundation - Chicago & Michigan

The Pierce Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations providing essential social services in the areas of housing and opportunities for homeless people. We primarily support organizations in the Chicago metropolitan region as well as select projects in Michigan. We place special emphasis on organizations that: Provide housing for women and children and families, Address the needs of immigrant families, Supply environmentally sound practices for foo…

Polk Bros Foundation

The primary focus of the Foundation is on programs that impact populations of need – particularly public school children and their families – in underserved Chicago communities. Very few awards are made to organizations located outside the city of Chicago. Grants are made for both new and ongoing initiatives that improve the quality of life and increase access to services for area residents. Areas of funding interest: Social Services, Education…

Prince Charitable Trusts - Chicago, Washington DC, Rhode Island

The Prince Charitable Trusts were established in 1947 from the bequests of Frederick Henry Prince (1859 – 1953) and his wife, Abbie Norman Prince (1860 – 1949). The three trusts operate as a family foundation with giving programs in the city of Chicago, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and the state of Rhode Island. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services, Youth (Varies by state…

Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation - Chicago

The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation supports efforts to improve public education in the City of Chicago and to ensure that children attending kindergarten through twelfth grades have access to a quality, public education. The Foundation is specifically interested in: Strengthening and supporting innovative, successful public schools, including charter schools; Developing and promoting strong school leadership; Improving the health and fitness of childr…

Reva and David Logan Foundation

The Reva and David Logan Foundation focuses on the areas of education, the arts, religion, the community (including voluntarism and leadership development), civil society, social change and aid to the disadvantaged (including, but not limited to, the sick, the elderly and the poor).

Roberts Family Foundation

The Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation will support charitable programs that improve the quality of life in DeKalb County, Illinois. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Culture, Education, Human Services.

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust - Iowa & Illinois

The great majority of grants are given to organizations located in, and for projects to be conducted within, the state of Iowa and portions of Illinois, as well as to other organizations in which Mr. Carver had an interest during his lifetime. Generally speaking, the Carver Trust supports biomedical and scientific research, scholarships, and programs addressing the educational and recreational needs of youth.

Royal Charitable Foundation - Chicago

Founded in January 2005, Royal Charitable Foundation provides funding for community groups and organizations dedicated to a better way of life. For more information contact: Leonard Szwajkowski at 773–768–4800.

Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust

The Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust provides funding to charitable organizations that improve the livelihood of individuals, especially through education or medical services, with an emphasis on such services for the elderly. The deadline for application to the Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust is July 31. Grant decisions will be made by November 30.

Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation - Health - IL, AZ, BC

The Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation strives to lend support to charities and organizations supporting children with 22q11.2 deletion (DiGeorge Syndrome/VCFS) through monetary grants, programs and increased community awareness. Priority will be given to organizations located in the following areas: Illinois, Arizona, British Columbia, Canada.

Safeco - Chicago

Safeco realizes that the most vibrant and successful neighborhoods have three things in common: an economically strong foundation, the ability to protect that foundation, and a cohesiveness that makes them desirable places to live. Our funding priorities seek to build strength in each of these areas. We fund programs and organizations that play a role in: Building an economic foundation for strong neighborhoods, Helping neighborhoods flourish and thrive….

Sangamon County Community Foundation

The Sangamon County Community Foundation encourages nonprofit organizations in Sangamon County to apply for funding from our competitive grantmaking funds. The Foundation Community Endowment is a permanent resource for the communities of Berlin, Curran, Loami, New Berlin and West Springfield. It serves as a way to fund community projects, local schools, recreational activities, local social service agencies, public safety concerns and more.

Sara Lee Foundation - Chicago

To ensure the most effective use of its grant funds, the Sara Lee Foundation operates within guidelines that direct its support to nonprofit organizations working in three areas: hunger, job training, and arts and culture (read more about the individual focus areas by following the links). To do this, we have organized our direct grants into two categories: Community Initiatives and Cultural.

Siragusa Foundation

The Siragusa Foundation supports charitable organizations that reflect the founder’s special interests in arts & culture, education, the environment, health services & medical research and human services. Through these five program areas, the foundation funds organizations and projects that help people help themselves and provide services to populations with defined needs, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for people prim…

Speh Family Foundation - Chicago

The Speh Family Foundation’s mission, therefore, is to help the youth of the Chicago metropolitan area reach their potential and become positive contributing members of their communities. The Foundation aims to assist youth to achieve their potential by cultivating education opportunities, strengthening family resources, supporting safe places and activities, and challenging youth leaders.

Spungen Family Foundation - Health - Chicago, Santa Barbara

The Spungen Foundation focuses its grantmaking on health related issues, especially cancer research, care and treatment, and Jewish causes. Our geographic focus is in our local communities (the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and Santa Barbara, California), as well as nationally and internationally, when appropriate to the Foundation’s mission.

Stateline Community Foundation

The Stateline Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in its geographic area including: Beloit, Brodhead, Clinton, Orfordville, Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit. The Community Foundation makes grants in the areas of: education; health and human services; youth, family and aging; community development; arts and culture; and the environment. Grants are made for programs likely to make a clear difference in the quality of life for a…

Steans Family Foundation - Chicago

Since 1996, the Steans Family Foundation has helped to foster positive change in the community of North Lawndale through investment in a range human and community development programs. During 2007, the Foundation assessed its work and is reasserting commitment to its most vital and dynamic programs. To assist community progress for years to come, our focus will address these areas: Early Childhood, Development, Education, Parent Engagement. In addition, th…

Subaru of America Foundation - NJ, PA, IL, CO

The Subaru of America Foundation was established in 1984 as a way to formally address and support the needs of local communities. Since that time, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million to programs that serve primarily children. By offering young people creative enrichment, environmental, and educational programs that engage them in the learning process, we are not only taking an active role in helping to make learning a more participatory fun edu…

Topfer Family Foundation

The mission of the Topfer Family Foundation (TFF) is to fund programs and organizations that connect people to the tools and resources they need to build self–sufficient and fulfilling lives. Programs eligible for TFF funding will adhere to the guidelines listed below and address one or more of the following program areas: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Youth Enrichment, Job Training and Support Services, Children’s Health, Aging In Place…

Tracy Family Foundation

The Tracy Family Foundation has 5 grant programs: Formal Funding, Brown County T.E.A.C.H.E.R. Fund, Capacity Building, Matching Grant, and Third Generation Grants. Within our Formal Funding Grant Program, requests for Brown County projects will be considered if they fall within our areas of intent of Education, Families, and Youth. Our primary focus will be to those charitable institutions that focus on education, youth, and strengthening the family unit.

W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation - Education - SF Bay Area, Chicag...

The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is committed to providing the educational and developmental opportunities to disadvantaged children and young people that enable them to fulfill their potential. Our grantmaking programs in education, youth development and early childhood development are designed to tackle the problems children and youth face in obtaining an excellent education, accessing the skills that will serve them as they transition int…

Wieboldt Foundation

The Wieboldt Foundation limits its grant making to the Chicago metropolitan area. The foundation supports multi–issue community organizing groups that work in low–income neighborhoods, that are accountable to neighborhood residents, and through which people are empowered to have a major voice in shaping decisions that affect their lives.

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund was established to promote, nurture, and fund promising programs in: Education: Improving High School Retention and Graduation Rates, McGowan Scholars: Supporting Business School Students, Health Care and Medical Research: Cardiac Health Programs and The Development of Therapies, Community Programs: Supporting vulnerable populations to address life challenges for the elderly, victims of abuse, those with disabilities,…

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund - PA, CO, NV, IL, NY, Wash DC, VA

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund brings our vision to life through grantmaking in three program areas including Healthcare and Medical Research; Education, and Community Programs for Those Most Vulnerable. We give priority to programs that have demonstrated success, measurable outcomes, have a plan for sustainability, and aim to end cycles of poverty and suffering. The McGowan Charitable Fund restricts its grants to the following areas: Northeast Pen…

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund - PA, CO, NV, IL, NY, Wash DC, VA

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund brings our vision to life through grantmaking in three program areas including Healthcare and Medical Research; Education, and Community Programs for Those Most Vulnerable. We give priority to programs that have demonstrated success, measurable outcomes, have a plan for sustainability, and aim to end cycles of poverty and suffering. The McGowan Charitable Fund restricts its grants to the following areas: Northeast Pen…

Woods Fund of Chicago

Woods Fund of Chicago is a grantmaking foundation whose goal is to increase opportunities for less–advantaged people and communities in the metropolitan area, including the opportunity to shape decisions affecting them. The Woods Fund is particularly interested in supporting those organizations and initiatives that focus on enabling work and reducing poverty within Chicago’s less– advantaged communities. Grants are given exclusively to org…