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The Speh Family Foundation Fall Funding Cycle

Grants for Chicago Non-Profits
for Youth Enrichment Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Speh Family Foundation

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Grants to Chicago metropolitan area non-profit organizations that develop and provide programs that directly and positively impact youth (ages 13 to 19 years old). The purpose of these grants is to support innovative programs that will contribute to the well-being and enrich the lives of Chicago youth. Priority for funding will be based on proposals that demonstrate the following: (a) the ability to have strong community support; (b) the ability to develop meaningful objectives and realistic budgets; and (c) competent leadership and procedures in place for periodic program evaluation.

In the past fifteen years, The Speh Family Foundation has awarded grants ranging from about $500 to over $200,000. Generally, most grants are given for $5,000 to $20,000.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128518


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Generally, the Speh Family Foundation will not fund:
* Individuals;
* Government Agencies;
* Medical/Health care agencies or programs;
* Research and Policy papers;
* Political activity; or
* Programs outside of our mission.

Pre-Application Information:

The Speh Family Foundation accepts LOIs throughout the year but they must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the grant application deadline for which organizations desire consideration. Foundation staff will review the letter and, if appropriate, request a full proposal.

Beginning Dec. 2012, the Speh Family Foundation will only be accepting LOIs and applications via email. Please email your LOI to, or mail it to 10700 W. Higgins Road Suite 250 Rosemont IL, 60018.

Contact Information:

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

10700 W. Higgins Road, Suite 250
Rosemont IL, 60018

Grant Coverage Areas:

Chicago Metropolitan Area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois