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Speh Family Foundation Grants

Grants to Illinois Non-Profits to
Benefit Chicago Metro Area Youth

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The Speh Family Foundation

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Grants to Illinois non-profit organizations that directly and positively impact youth between the ages of 13 and 19 years old in the Chicago metropolitan area, to help the youth reach their potential and become positive contributing members of their communities. The Foundation's areas of focus are: cultivating education opportunities, strengthening family resources, supporting safe places and activities, and challenging youth leaders.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131567

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
* Are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States;
* Serve the Chicago metropolitan area;
* Have strong community support;
* Can demonstrate their ability to develop meaningful objectives and realistic budgets; and
* Have competent leadership and procedures in place for periodic program evaluation.

Generally, even if the above criteria are met, 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:

To be considered for support, organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). This letter should be no longer than two typewritten pages and should include a general description of the organization and program for which funding is being sought (requests for General Operating Support are accepted). No attachments (e.g. brochures, annual reports, articles, etc.) should be submitted with this letter.

The 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, we 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.

If a full proposal is requested, organizations will complete the Chicago Area Grant Form (download at: and submit it according to the appropriate deadline (please refer to Annual Funding Deadlines). The Speh Family Foundation will consider single and multi-year grant requests.


Complete applications postmarked by the March 15 deadline will be reviewed and decided upon by June 30.

Contact Information:

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

Phone: (847) 299-7011

10700 W. Higgins Road
Suite 250
Rosemont IL, 60018

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois