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In Youth We Trust Program

Grants to Engage Youth in Community Development

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

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Grants for up to $2,500 to engage youth in community building activities in Illinois. The Foundation seeks to facilitate philanthropy to improve communities throughout the northern region of the State. The purpose of the available funding is to build a better community by supporting programs that empower youth to make a difference in the community.

The Foundation seeks projects that:
Expand collaboration between diverse groups within the community for the benefit of all
Demonstrate innovative solutions to significant community issues
Provide opportunities for youth to develop skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, and project management
Empower youth to recognize and assume the vital problem-solving role they can play within the community
Have a clear, practical plan for implementation
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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126699

Estimated Size of Grant:

up to $2,500


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Participants must be under 19 years of age

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
946 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-962-2110
Fax: 815-962-2116

Grant Coverage Areas:

Northern Illinois

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois