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2018 PATCH Foundation Grant

Grant to an Illinois or Wisconsin Nonprofit
for Programs to Positively Impact Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Painters District Council (PDC) No. 30

Deadline Date:

03/31/18 Midnight


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Grant of $10,000 to an Illinois or Wisconsin nonprofit organization to support the development of a new program to benefit children within the funding source’s geographic boundaries. Applications are invited for projects that will create a positive impact and address a specific need relating to children within the community.

Painters District Council No. 30:

Aurora-based Painters District Council No. 30 (PDC 30) is a labor union representing construction workers in the finishing industry – painting, drywall finishing, wall covering, and glazing. PDC 30’s geographical jurisdiction covers 32 counties, primarily in North-Central Illinois (three counties are in Wisconsin). Part of the PDC’s multifaceted mission is to advance the social and economic vitality of the community wherein members work and live. To that end, PDC No. 30 believe that good deeds done in cooperation and collaboration with community organizations, and within communities, establishes goodwill, a positive identity for the union, and high levels of credibility. This credibility is critical to the success of the union. It increases the likelihood of adherence to the union value proposition, encourages community engagement within the union’s membership, and exposes PDC No. 30 to workers performing finishing work without representation and/or end-users seeking quality finishing services.

The Mission of the PATCH Foundation:

The mission of the Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope (PATCH) Foundation is to provide financial support to local child-based community organizations in need. The PATCH Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that celebrates education, community development, innovation, and collaboration throughout Illinois. The PATCH Foundation Grant program was created to support organizations that work to combat the issues affecting children in PDC No. 30’s communities, including poverty, homelessness, emotional well-being, illiteracy, illness, and lack of education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182909

Number of Grants:

One PATCH Foundation Grant will be awarded each spring.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The mission of the Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope (PATCH) Foundation is to provide financial support to local child-based community organizations in need.

Jurisdictional Boundaries:

Grant Awards will be limited to organizations located within or serving residents of the following 32 counties that make up PDC 30’s jurisdiction: Boone, Bureau, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Fulton, Hancock, Iroquois, JoDaviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Ogle, Peoria, Putnam, Schuyler, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Winnebago, and Woodford in Illinois; and Green, Rock, and Walworth Counties in Wisconsin.

Union painters respect trade jurisdictions; thus, PDC No. 30 cannot and will not perform work that is within the exclusive purview of another trade union (carpentry, masonry, installation of flooring, etc.).

Pre-Application Information:

PATCH Foundation Grant applications will be accepted January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018. Completed Grant applications are due no later than midnight on March 31, 2018.

Grant award winners will be selected in May.

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit an application online. Paper applications will also be accepted via mail and email. Fill out the contact form to receive a pdf of the application.

Contact Information:

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

Review additional guidelines and access the application and contact form here:

Painters District Council No. 30
1905 Sequoia Drive, Suite 201
Aurora, IL 60506

Office: (630) 377-2120
Fax: (630) 377-2384

Grant Coverage Areas:

Counties within PDC 30's Jurisdiction

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: PDC 30’s jurisdiction;   Wisconsin: PDC 30’s jurisdiction