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Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofits to Benefit
Disadvantaged Women, Children, and People with Disabilities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Northern Trust Corporation - Northern Trust Charitable Trust

LOI Date:

06/13/19

Deadline Date:

08/08/19 5:00 PM CT - For Arts, Culture, and Education

Description:

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Grants to Chicago, Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible neighborhoods to promote the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and women, as well as people with disabilities. Letters of inquiry need to be submitted by new applicants. Program areas include arts, culture, education, and social welfare.

Priority is given to programs or agencies that serve the following Chicago neighborhoods: Englewood, Chatham, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, West Town, Loop, and Washington Park.

Contributions from the Charitable Trust will support program, general operating, capital, or endowment priorities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144152

Term of Contract:

Grants from the Charitable Trust may be awarded for three consecutive years, with one year off before an organization is eligible to apply again.

General operating grants are not renewed automatically, and there are no multi-year gifts for operating.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Northern Trust Charitable Trust does not make contributions to:

-Organizations located outside the specified Chicago neighborhoods
-Individuals, including those seeking scholarships or fellowship assistance
-Organizations without 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status
-Organizations/agencies that receive 5% or more of their funding from the United Way
-National health organizations (or their local affiliates) or research/disease advocacy groups
-Fraternal groups
-Fundraising events
-Advertising or marketing activities
-Political, labor, or fraternal organizations or civic clubs; this includes advocacy, government agency, and political entities
-Religious organizations for sectarian purposes
-Individual pre-K through 12 schools (public or private)
-Sports, athletic events or athletic programs
-Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
-Development or production of books, films, videos or television programs
-Memorial campaigns
-Organizations less than two years old
-Multi-year operating requests
This list is not all inclusive.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines for requests for funding are determined by area of service, as follows:

Social Welfare:
-Letter of Inquiry Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018
-Completed Application Deadline: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Arts, Culture & Education:
-Letter of Inquiry Deadline: Thursday, March 07, 2019
-Completed Application Deadline: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Social Welfare:
-Letter of Inquiry Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 2019
-Completed Application Deadline: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Applications are reviewed in late March, July and October.

A letter of inquiry is required if your organization has not received funding from the Northern Trust Charitable Trust in the last 12 months, or if you are a new applicant. After completing a brief eligibility questionnaire and meeting our general guidelines, your organization will be invited to complete a letter of inquiry.

A letter of inquiry needs to be submitted online before 5:00 PM Central Time prior to the application deadline. You will be notified by e-mail within 72 hours of receipt of your Letter of Inquiry regarding its disposition. If approved, your organization will be invited to complete the Charitable Trust Application.

Charitable Trust Application for Current Grantees
If you are an organization that has received funding from the Northern Trust Charitable Trust in the last 12 months, a Letter of Inquiry is not required. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date listed below.

Contact Information:

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

Register online to apply:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_575/

Submit a Letter of Inquiry:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_575?SA=SNA&FID=35027

Application for Current Grantees - Social Welfare:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_575?SA=SNA&FID=35031

Application for Current Grantees - Arts and Culture/Education:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_575?SA=SNA&FID=35033

Chas Davis, Program & Employee Engagement Officer
312-630-1762

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