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2021 Small Change - Big Impact Grant

Grants to Illinois and Missouri Nonprofits and
Agencies in Eligible Regions for Capital Projects

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Regional Business Council (RBC)

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Illinois and Missouri nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies in eligible regions for capital improvement projects. Consideration will be given to COVID-19 related requests. Funding will be issued for small but crucial capital improvement projects, including equipment. Grants will be given for specific capital improvement projects in the following categories: Beautification, Structural, Gardening, Equipment. Eligible applicants must be located in the St. Louis region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156694

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Multiple projects will be funded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will provide funding in the $1,000 - $10,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Your agency must have 501(c)(3) tax status or be an exempt municipal agency.
- Any nonprofit agency based in the 16 county bi-state region is eligible to apply.

If you've received funding from the It's Our Region Fund in the past, you may apply again. However, preference will be given to organizations that have not been previously selected. Only ONE application will be awarded per agency per year.

For-profit businesses are not eligible.

The fund will only support capital improvement projects, not general operating expenses for organizations. In no way will it duplicate efforts by organizations such as United Way, Regional Arts Commission, Arts & Education Council, etc.

Your agency’s request should not be part of a larger capital campaign. RBC wants to fund projects that can be accomplished with its contribution.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2021 application will close on June 30th.

Only nonprofit agencies selected to be awarded a grant will receive notice no later than October 29th, 2021.

Each organization may submit one application per year.

Applicants who provide matching funds for part of their project budget receive preference.


Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Questions should be directed to:
Burgandy Fitzhenry

Grant Coverage Areas:

St. Louis region

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois;   Missouri

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