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Grants to McHenry County, Illinois Nonprofits
for Health, Nutrition and Social Services

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McHenry County Community Foundation

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to McHenry County, Illinois nonprofit organizations for projects and programs in the areas of health and human services. Applicants are invited to attend the March 25 grants workshop. LOIs are due April 21. Priorities in this funding area include:

-Improving the health of at-risk residents of the region;

-Increase the number of at-risk individuals served;

-Expand the availability of behavioral and preventive health services;

-Improving access to affordable healthy food;

-Support food distribution points throughout the region;

-Increase the number of at-risk individuals who can access healthy foods through area farmers’ markets;

-Strengthening the delivery of homelessness services;

-Increase the number of individuals reached, especially those in vulnerable; populations such as veterans, the elderly, and people with disabilities;

-Support collaborative nonprofit efforts to address homelessness in the region;

-Support policy and advocacy efforts to decrease the number of homeless individuals through improving mental health services, jobs programs, and sustainable housing;

-Improving safety for traditionally at-risk populations;

-Increase support for programs that provide emergency care and support for victims of domestic violence and/or neglect; and

-Supporting public policy, civic engagement, community organizing or public information to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents (but not political campaigning).

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GrantWatch ID#: 163454

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations are invited to submit requests of $1,000 - $25,000, depending on your annual budget size.

Term of Contract:

Grant checks will be presented in late August 2016. Projects should be completed by late August 2017.

Grants are ordinarily made for one year only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from nonprofit agencies with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or those using a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent.

Not Funded:
-Organizations supported by a Foundation with an asset base greater than $10 million
-Endowment campaigns
-Programs that require adherence to a particular religious belief or practice to receive services (faith-based organizations serving the community-at-large will be considered)
-Conferences, festivals, exhibitions, events, fundraisers, or meetings
-Political campaigns or endeavors
-Operating deficits or liquidation of existing debt
-Executive Salaries
-Mileage Reimbursement

Pre-proposal Conference:

A grants workshop will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Inquiry are due by April 21, 2016. Full proposals, if invited, will be due June 22, 2016. Acceptance or decline notifications will be sent July 25, 2016, with grant agreement forms due August 10, 2016.

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Contact Information:

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

Margaret Miller, Program Coordinator

McHenry County Community Foundation
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012

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McHenry County

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