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Skokie Community Foundation (SCF) Grant

Grants to Skokie, Illinois Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Collaborative Programs that Benefit Local Residents

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Foundation / Corporation

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Skokie Community Foundation (SCF)

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Deadline Date:

09/04/19 11:59 PM - Receipt by email


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Skokie, Illinois nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities that collaborate with at least one other organization for services that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support pilot projects, new initiatives, and ongoing improvements to projects that have demonstrated long-term, positive impact.

The Skokie Community Foundation seeks to invest in organizations and projects that are poised to make a difference in the lives of Skokie residents and strengthen the community beyond the grant period. All proposals must address issues, concerns, and/or opportunities for Skokie and its residents. Preference will be given to on-going, sustainable projects rather than one-day, stand-alone events.

The Foundation requests proposals addressing any aspect of the community including, but not limited to, adverse childhood experiences/trauma/resilience, arts and culture, basic human needs, community development, early childhood, youth and adult education, environmental sustainability, family support/counseling, healthcare, housing, seniors, social issues, workforce development, or youth development.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144284

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals may request between $5,000 and $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are anticipated to be made for one year for the period of January 1 through December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify, two organizations must co-apply to provide services to benefit Skokie residents. One of the two co-applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization, a school, or a government entity or must have a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Applicants need not be based in Skokie.

The Foundation will not provide grants for general operating support; endowments; fund-raising events or sponsorship of events; appeals for religious purposes (though faith-based organizations may apply for projects benefitting the general community); or to individuals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Optional meeting regarding the application:

On Monday July 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the second floor Business Center of the Skokie Public library, all current grantees will meet to report on their progress six months into the 2019 grant cycle. Immediately following, Foundation board members will be available to discuss the 2020 application process and answer questions. All are welcome to attend the presentations and discussion.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants Calendar:

- Grant Notification: Early November 2019
- Grant Award Night: November 2019
- Interim Progress Reports Due: June 2020
- Site Visits with Grantees: June 2020 or earlier at Foundation discretion
- Final Report Due: January 2021

Email a pdf of the proposal by Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:59 PM. Proposals will only be considered by the Foundation in the event that the electronic submission is received on or before the deadline.

The contact person for each proposal will be notified of the grant award decisions by early November 2019.

Each proposal must be submitted by at least two organizations working together to benefit Skokie residents.

Previous applicants and grantees may apply.

Contact Information:

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

To apply online:

Submit 1 PDF via email to

For questions, contact:

Gene Griffin, Chair

Skokie Community Foundation
PO Box 5411
Skokie, Illinois 60077-1300

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Skokie