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In 2008, $84 million was granted to nonprofit organizations that support children, communities and country.


Seeking a Grant?

Finding out if you qualify for funding from the Foundation is simple.
Before you call or write us, we encourage you review the information below:

Are you a nonprofit organization?

If no, we're sorry but the Foundation only funds not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations.
If yes, determine which of our programs below best match your goals.
Then click "Learn More" to explore that program in detail.

Civics

WE FUND

Service learning, civic education and civic leadership initiatives for middle school, high school and college age youth in the Chicago area.

WE DO NOT FUND

  • Individual scholarships
  • Personal research projects
  • Endowments or capital campaigns
  • Partisan organizations

GEOGRAPHY

Chicagoland

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Communities

WE FUND

Basic Human Needs, Children and Youth at Risk and Community Strengthening

WE DO NOT FUND

Individuals, Endowments or Capital Requests and Agencies outside targeted communities

GEOGRAPHY

Across the US

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Education

WE FUND

Early Education as it relates to: Public Policy, Quality Assurance Strategies and Public Awareness

WE DO NOT FUND

Individual Scholarships, Individual Early Education Programs

GEOGRAPHY

Illinois; Includes out-of-state nonprofits for work benefiting Illinois

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Journalism

WE FUND

Content, Audience and Rights 

WE DO NOT FUND

Personal Research, Individual Academic Scholarship and Documentaries

GEOGRAPHY

Nationally with emphasis on the Chicago metropolitan area

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Special Initiatives

WE FUND

Civic, cultural, educational, health and social service institutions in general and program support including capital and endowment campaigns.

WE DO NOT FUND

Individual scholarships and requests or personal research projects

GEOGRAPHY

Primarily Chicago metropolitan region

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