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Skokie Community Foundation Grant

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

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Foundation / Corporation

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Skokie Community Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

09/07/18 Emailed by Midnight


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Grants of $5,000 and one grant of $10,000 to Skokie, Illinois nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities that collaborate with at least one other organization to benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support new initiatives, pilot projects, or continuing improvements to projects that have demonstrated long-term, positive impact.

This year, the Foundation is offering to fund one targeted grant of $10,000, and three untargeted grants of $5,000.

Targeted Grant:
The focus for the targeted grant is based on information gathered at listening sessions that the Foundation Board members held with members of the Skokie community. The Foundation is seeking proposals specifically designed to address the issue of social inclusion within Skokie.

For purposes of this request for proposals, the Foundation defines social inclusion as follows: Helping to make Skokie a place where all individuals and groups feel welcome and take part in community life. Differences based on identity are respected and valued. Basic needs are met, allowing all to live here in dignity.

Untargeted Grant:
The Foundation requests proposals addressing any aspect of community, including arts and culture, basic human needs, community development, early childhood, youth and adult education, environment, family support/counseling, health, housing, seniors, workforce development, or youth development.

Please Note:
- Preference will be given to on-going projects rather than one-day, stand-alone events.
- Preference will be given to projects that are sustainable.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144284

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Three untargeted grants and one targeted grant will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Untargeted grants: $5,000
- Targeted grant: $10,000

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded in November 2018 for use in the 2019 calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Each proposal must be submitted by at least two organizations working together to benefit Skokie residents.
- One of the 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.
- All proposals must address issues, concerns, and/or opportunities for Skokie and its residents.

- 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 benefiting the general community), or to individuals.

Previous applicants and grantees may apply.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Optional meeting regarding the application:

In the evening of July 30, 2018, all current grantees will meet to report on their progress six months into the 2018 grant cycle. Immediately following, Scott Holtz and Foundation board members will be available to discuss the 2019 application process and answer questions.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the 2018 Skokie Community Foundation Grant Request materials and sample response materials.

Deadline: Email the proposal by Friday, September 7, 2018 by midnight.

Note: 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 2018.

- Grant Notification: early November 2018
- Grant Award Night: November 2018
- Interim Progress Reports Due: July 2019
- Site Visits with Grantees: June 2010 or earlier at Foundation discretion
- Final Report Due: January 2020

Contact Information:

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

For emailed submissions, send one PDF of the application to:

For online submissions:

Staff Contact:
Scott Holtz, Executive Director

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Skokie