Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Community Impact Grant

Grants to Wisconsin and Illinois Nonprofits to
Improve the Quality of Life in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Stateline Community Foundation

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

01/19/21 5:00 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Wisconsin and Illinois nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in eligible regions. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to the full proposal. Areas of interest include community development, education, arts and culture, health and human services, youth, family and aging, and the environment. Funds must be used for programs and services benefiting the Stateline Area. This includes the communities of Beloit, Brodhead, Clinton, Orfordville, Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit.

The purpose and goals of Stateline Community Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program is to provide financial support to the programs and services of charitable organizations or causes that enhance the quality of life in the Stateline area.

Grants are made for programs likely to make a clear difference in the quality of life for a substantial number of people.

The Community Foundation tends to favor projects that:

  • Propose innovative, creative and practical solutions to both current and emerging community needs
  • Promote cooperation among agencies without duplicating services
  • Stimulate others to participate in problem solving
  • Strengthen an agency’s effectiveness or stability
  • Address themselves to prevention as well as remediation

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128973

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards vary, depending on availability of funds.
Community Impact grants are for those organizations seeking more than $1,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code* are eligible to apply for grants that will benefit the Stateline area including: Beloit, Brodhead, Clinton, Orfordville, Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit.

*Organizations that have had tax-exempt status suspended by the Internal Revenue Service are not eligible to receive grants from the Stateline Community Foundation.

The Foundation accepts capital and operational grant requests, but resources are limited. The Community Foundation should not be relied upon for ongoing operational support.

In general, the SCF does not support:
- Ongoing operating expenses
- Building funds or capital campaigns
- Political parties
- Endowments and debt reduction
- Scholarly research
- Annual fundraising drives
- Travel grants
- Projects outside its area of service

Pre-Application Information:

Application opens on November 18, 2020, and closes January 19, 2021.

STEP 1 — Submit a Letter of Inquiry online by January 10, 2021.
- Selected organizations will be notified of their status within 10 days following submission of their letter of inquiry.

STEP 2 — If LOI is approved, you will be invited to submit a full grant application.
- Online proposals must be received by the Stateline Community Foundation by 5 pm on January 19, 2021.

Grant decisions are made approximately 6-8 weeks after the grant proposal submission deadline. An organization may receive full or partial funding, or may be denied funding.

Funds will not be available until March 2021.


Contact Information:

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

LOI and grant application: see URL for Full Text

All grant applications must be submitted online.
If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Kerch, Grant and Scholarship Coordinator, at

Stateline Community Foundation
690 3rd Street, Suite 110
Beloit, WI 53511

Grant Coverage Areas:

The Stateline area includes: Beloit, Brodhead, Clinton, Orfordville, Rockton, Roscoe and South Beloit.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois;   Wisconsin

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Fellowships to Israel and Germany Early-Career Scholars for Social Sciences and Humanities R...

Deadline 09/28/21

Fellowships to Israel and Germany post-doctoral scholars working in all social sciences and humanities fields. For the fellowships, which will take place in Jerusalem, the Funding Source is seeking creative humanists and social scientists with broad intellectual horizon

GrantWatch ID#: 126824

Grants to Israel Academic Institutions and German Companies, IHEs, and Institutions for Coll...

Deadline 10/07/21 LOI Date: 09/30/21

Grants to Israel academic institutions and research institutes and German companies, IHEs, research institutes, and public institutions to conduct collaborative water-related research studies. Some applicants must submit a proposal prior to submitting the final applicat

GrantWatch ID#: 127416

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in Eligible Coun...

Deadline 11/01/21

Grants to Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky nonprofit organizations, state and municipal organizations, and public schools in eligible counties for programs benefiting local communities. Funding is intended to support programs primarily in the areas of education, communit

GrantWatch ID#: 129843

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Projects to Benefit Local Communities in Eligible Regions

Deadline 10/15/21

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations for projects to benefit local communities in eligible locations. Areas of interest include education, children in need, people with disabilities, seniors, social and human services, and wildlife. Funding is intended to benefit

GrantWatch ID#: 133098

Grants to USA and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Benefit Families, Ch...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and International nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and agencies for initiatives to benefit families, children, and communities. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include equitable communi

GrantWatch ID#: 133552