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McGraw Foundation Grant

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Programs that
Benefit Residents in the Greater Chicago Area

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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McGraw Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/01/20

Description:

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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations in the greater Chicago area for programs that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support projects in the areas of human services, education (at all levels), and conservation, and on an occasional basis will be awarded for medical research, health, and cultural activities.

Further information about the Foundation's focus areas may be found below:

Grants may be made for general operating support, specific projects, and occasionally, capital programs. Innovative research, special education, and/or other activities will be considered if the Foundation’s support would assist an effort or a project in making a significant impact.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163397

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests are suggested to be within a range of $2,000 to $10,000. The Foundation will occasionally make large grants ($25,000 or more) to support unusually promising efforts in any of its areas of interest.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be made on a single year basis.

The Foundation will make annual grants on a recurring basis to sustain operations of some organizations. However, long-term dependency situations are not considered desirable.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation will support only organizations qualified as tax-exempt, (i.e., 501© (3) or 509 (a) (1) or (a) (2) organizations), under the regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service.

If your organization is a “Public Charity” under code section 501 (c) (3), it will have received an additional designation of 509 (a) (1), 509 (a) (2), or 509 (a) (3). 509 (a) (3) denotes a supporting organization affected by the new law. Please note that any grant application made to McGraw Foundation must include proof of the appropriate Sec. 509 designation. Before McGraw Foundation can proceed on an application from a 501 ( c ) (3) organization with a 509 (a) (3) designation, more information will be needed.

Grants generally are limited to organizations located in the greater Chicago area.

- The Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals.
- The Foundation does not make grants for purposes that are strictly religious in nature.
- The Foundation does not make grants for specific events, such as seminars, conferences, etc.
- The Foundation does not normally support theater groups.
- The Foundation does not normally support public or private high schools.

Pre-Application Information:

February 1st is the deadline for applications to be considered in that year’s budget. In order for pertinent information to be considered current, the Foundation suggests that applications be sent between December 1st and February 1st.

Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by July 1, following the annual meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors.

Proposal letters are considered appropriate applications for grants. Submissions should contain the purpose and background of the organization. Applicants should submit as much detail as necessary to explain and justify the need for funding.

The use of the matching grant, or “challenge” approach is encouraged where feasible.

Guidelines: https://maxmcgrawfoundation.org/guidelines/

Contact Information:

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

Grant requests must be mailed or emailed to the following address:

Ms. Daphne M. Monroy, Assistant Executive Director
McGraw Foundation
P.O. Box 897
Dundee, Illinois 60118
info@maxmcgrawfoundation.org

847-841-1029

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: The greater Chicago area

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