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Future Philanthropists Program (FPP)

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for
Leadership Programs that Benefit Local Young Adults

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation (OPRFCF)

Deadline Date:

01/03/20 9:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for leadership programs that are led by and designed for young adults. Grants may be used to support new programs or enhance existing programs. Funding is intended to provide programs that offer a year-long, hands-on learning experience through which young adults, under age 21, are taught the art and science of grantmaking. Eligible organizations are located in Oak Park, River Forest, and bordering communities including Austin.

In order to be considered, the proposal must demonstrate that the following requirements are met:

  1. Young people (under 21 years of age) directly benefit from the program or project.
  2. Young people are provided with leadership opportunities in planning, organizing and/or delivering the proposed program or project. 
  3. A learning component exists, beyond the project itself, which provides young people with specific knowledge about the purpose and activities of the applying organization.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139373

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$30,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum single grant award is $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The applicant organization must confirm that the program or project will be completed prior to March 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations will be located in Oak Park, River Forest and bordering communities including Austin.

All applicant organizations must:
- Be recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization (or have a fiscal agent who is)
- Show evidence, if a past Community Foundation grant recipient, that all prior grant reporting requirements have been met.
- An organization that has previously received two consecutive-year grants from FPP for the same program or project is ineligible. However, an organization that requests funding for a different program or project is eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for submission is January 3, 2020 at 9:00 PM.

Grants to be awarded on May 23 at the Future Philanthropists Capstone Event.

Proposals will be accepted only in electronic format as an attachment to an email.

Contact Information:

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

Karen Tardy, Program Coordinator
fpp@oprfcf.org

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
1049 Lake Street, Suite 204
Oak Park, IL 60301

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Oak Park, River Forest and bordering communities including Austin

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