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Grants to Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Regions for Programs that Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley

Conf. Date:

02/05/20

Deadline Date:

03/06/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations and public agencies in eligible regions for projects that benefit local communities. Applicants must attend a grant workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to address issues in the focus areas of early childhood education, land use and protection, and workforce development. The goal of the Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in greater Kankakee and Iroquois Counties by supporting needs that are not being adequately met.

The Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley has developed an Impact Plan on the community’s greatest needs across three focus areas:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Land Use and Protection
  • Workforce Development

For information about these funding areas, see: https://www.cfkrv.org/images/2020_Communityworks_Grant_Guidelines.pdf#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151988

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$80,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 - $10,000

Term of Contract:

Awards are generally made for one year at a time. Multiple-year awards will be considered if circumstances justify it; however, sustainability after the grant award-making period should be explained.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to 501(c)3 organizations and government entities serving Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.

Awards through the Communityworks Endowment are made only to organizations with charitable 501(c)(3) classifications by the Internal Revenue Service, or to quasi-governmental agencies, e.g., school districts, libraries, park districts, etc.

While the Community Foundation attempts to remain flexible in responding to community needs, in general, grants are not awarded for:
- Religious purposes (this does not exclude grants to religious organizations for non-religious purposes or to facilities such as day-care centers that have non-profit status independent from a sponsoring church or religious organization);
- Purchase of advertising;
- Capital or operation debt reduction; however, capital items needed for training purposes will be considered.
- Political campaigns or to support attempts to influence legislative issues of any governmental body.
- Multiple proposals from one organization.

Ineligible expenses:
- Expenses for technology with shorter-term life/use.
- Administrative costs (particularly salary, fringe benefits, space, general office expenses such as utilities, office equipment, supplies, etc.)

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Mandatory Grantseekers Briefing will be held at the Community Foundation Office (at the Bradley House, 701 S Harrison Ave, Kankakee, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm. A representative from applicant organizations may choose which briefing fits better into their schedule.

The briefing will provide a general procedural overview and the opportunity for applicants to ask questions and learn other specifics. Reservations are recommended. Call or email no later than February 4, 2020 to reserve a place (see details in Contact Information, below).

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the next grant application is 5:00 PM, Friday, March 6, 2020.

The evaluation process may include an on-site visitation by Foundation representatives.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://endowthefuturegrants.communityforce.com/Funds/FundDetails.aspx?4438534B376C50326C63464553753267784D6A347663644970525058315641446C376641796831746253616369435376516165303335744D7476444146566167

To RSVP for the Grantseekers Briefing call 815-939-1611 or email info@cfkrv.org

Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley
701 S Harrison Ave
Kankakee, Illinois 60901

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USA: Illinois: Kankakee and Iroquois Counties

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