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OPRFCF Community Grants

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Community Benefit in Oak Park,
Forest Park, River Forest, and Surrounding Areas

GrantWatch ID#: 144015
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation (OPRFCF)

05/24/17

07/10/17 5:00 PM

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Grants of up to $10,000 per year to Illinois nonprofit organizations programs, general operating support, and capacity building that will contribute to the welfare, enrichment, and sustainability of Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest and surrounding communities. May 22 is the deadline to register for the informational session scheduled for May 24, 2017.

Focus areas include, but are not limited to:

- Arts and Culture
- Child and Family Support
- Community Sustainability
- Crisis and Emergency
- Disabilities
- Education
- Health
- Housing
- Human Services
- LGBT
- Seniors
- Women’s Issues
- Advocacy

Please note: Nonprofits serving Austin, Galewood, Berwyn, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Maywood, but not Oak Park, River Forest, or Forest Park, must impact the health of lower income residents in these communities.

Grant Award Range is up to $10,000 per year.

Grants are awarded for one year or two years.

To apply, organizations must meet the following criteria:

- The applicant organization is qualified as a 501(c)(3) public charity or the applicant organization is operating under the fiscal agency of an organization that is a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity;

- If a past grantee, is in good standing with the OPRF Community Foundation;

- Serves Oak Park, River Forest and/or Forest Park and impacts the well-being, enrichment and sustainability of these communities;

- If applicant serves Austin, Galewood, Berwyn, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Maywood, but not Oak Park, River Forest, or Forest Park, must impact the health of lower income residents in these communities.

Proposal Information Session:
May 24, 2017, 8:30-9:30 AM OR 4:30-5:30 PM

Register by clicking the link in Contact Information below to attend the session.

Please register by May 22, 2017.

Important Dates:

- RFP release: May 8, 2017
- Proposal Information Session: May 24, 2017, 8:30-9:30 AM OR 4:30-5:30 PM
- Deadline: July 10, 2017: Proposals due by 5:00 PM via email
- Grant Decision Notifications: Week of October 9, 2017
- Grant Awards Presentation at Thanksgiving in October: October 19, 2017

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

Register below to attend the informational session:
https://oprfcf.givezooks.com/events/oprf-cf-2017-rfp-for-community-grants-information-sessi

Email the application and all attachments to donorservices@oprfcf.org with subject line: Community Grant Proposal 2017.

For questions, please contact:

Elizabeth Chadri, Program Director
708-848-1560
echadri@oprfcf.org

Rhea Yap, Director of Fund and Donor Development
708-848-156
ryap@oprfcf.org

See the full text of this grant

USA: Illinois: Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park - All focus areas; Austin, Galewood, Berwyn, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Maywood - Health initiatives for low-income residents only

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