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Grants to Enable Non-Profit Personnel to Attend
Professional Development Programs in Illinois

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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GoodWORKSconnect and The Lumpkin Family Foundation

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Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded in Illinois to non-profit staff and board members for attendance at trainings and professional development programs of their own choosing. Funding is intended for: registration or consulting fees, travel, meals, lodging, and other applicable costs. Proposals should be aimed at improving the management, governance, and leadership of the applicant organization. Examples of activities that could be supported include: A program manager participating in a financial management training program in Chicago; The Executive Director and Board Chair attending a regional leadership conference together; A consultant providing a customized fundraising training to the Board of Directors; and Two similar organizations jointly engaging a trainer to provide a volunteer management workshop.

Not funded:
Training or consulting that focuses on the programmatic side of the organization's work

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 129971

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1500


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Your organization must have a profile and an individual associated must be a member of
-Organizations in Central Illinois: Effingham, Fayette, Cumberland, Coles, Shelby, and Clark counties

Pre-Application Information:

-Preference will be given to organizations with an annual budget of less than 1 million dollars.
-Micro-grants will only support FUTURE opportunities, not trainings or professional development that has already occurred.
-Organizations can only apply for one micro grant per cycle.
-If you haven't already, join and create a personal profile as well as one for your organization.
-You will be notified of the status of your application within six weeks of the submission deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Contact for Region 4:
Joedy Hightower

Any overall questions about capacity-building grantmaking, can be directed to:
Annie Hernandez
The Lumpkin Family Foundation

Grant Coverage Areas:

Region 4, which includes: Effingham, Fayette, Cumberland, Coles, Shelby, and Clark counties

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois