Other Renewables

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs
to Promote the Use of Green Energy Systems

GrantWatch ID#: 151293
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation


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Grants to Illinois nonprofits, local government agencies, and IHEs for activities that develop and promote the use of renewable energy throughout the State. All applicants must contact the Foundation prior to applying. Projects can be in the areas of advancing renewable energy, biomass, and emerging technologies.

Biomass projects use materials such as wood, energy crops, food and animal waste, that are turned into useful energy using a variety of processes, including combustion, gasification, anaerobic digestion, etc.

Projects in the Advancing Renewable Energy program may include assistance with purchasing specialized renewable energy hardware for the implementation of hands-on training programs at colleges and universities.

Emerging Technologies supports renewable energy technologies that are not yet widely used in Illinois.

The Foundation gives priority to organizations that have secured all additional funding, and to projects that feature a strong education and outreach component, including permanent educational signage and other publicity materials.

The Foundation adheres to the definition of renewable energy adopted in the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Coal Development Law of 1997: The Law states that: "renewable energy resources" includes energy from wind, solar thermal energy, photovoltaic cells and panels, dedicated crops grown for energy production and organic waste biomass, hydropower that does not involve new construction or significant expansion of hydropower dams, and other such alternative sources of environmentally preferable energy.

The Foundation provides funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, local government agencies serving Illinois residents, and colleges and universities.

"Renewable Energy resources" does not include energy from the incineration, burning or heating of waste wood, tires, garbage, general household institutional and commercial waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, landscape waste, or construction or demolition debris.

Please contact the Foundation before submitting a proposal.

Then complete the online application, the required attachments, and submit.

The Foundation’s review process can take four months or longer. The grant award process is competitive.

- January 19, 2017
- July 11, 2017

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

Online application portal:

Gabriela Martin
Program Director, Energy

General Contact Information:
Phone: 312-372-5191
Fax: 312-372-5190

2 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1140
Chicago, IL 60602

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