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Illinois Economic Development Grants: 

Grants to encourage economic development, support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.   48 Economic Development Grants for Illinois.

Opportunity to USA Women Entrepreneurs for Fundraising and Business Development

Deadline: 06/01/17
Conference Date: 04/20/17

Opportunity to USA female entrepreneurs and businesses that are majority women-owned to connect with resources and fundraising. An informational event is scheduled for April 20 and a networking event is scheduled for May 18. This accelerator program... GrantWatch ID#: 180925

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and IHEs for Sustainable Fishing Practices

Deadline: 08/31/17
LOI Date: 05/25/17
Conference Date: 05/09/17

Grants starting at $50,000 to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs to promote sustainability in fisheries throughout the country. The applicant webinar is scheduled for May 9. Pre-proposals are due May 2... GrantWatch ID#: 169902

Grants to USA IHEs and Nonprofits for the Advancement of Exemplary Scholars in Scientific Fields

Deadline: 07/19/17
Conference Date: 05/22/17

Grants to USA colleges, universities, and nonprofits engaged in educational or research activities to support early-career faculty members who demonstrate a strong potential to advance science and academia. A webinar is scheduled for May 22. This aw... GrantWatch ID#: 162930

Grants to USA Nonprofits in the Multiple States for Community Organizing to Promote Social Justice

Deadline: 06/30/17
LOI Date: 05/31/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for community organizing to promote social justice and address the economic, social, and political conditions that prevent access to democratic participation. New applicants must submit a pre-... GrantWatch ID#: 156251

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Arts, College Readiness, Workforce, Financial Literacy, Housing,...

Deadline: 05/31/17

Grants to USA nonprofits in multiple states for economic development, neighborhood revitalization, arts and culture, and learning through play. Funding is intended for programming, operational expenses, and capital projects. The following grant cate... GrantWatch ID#: 180060

Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofits for Employment Training, Education, and Arts Learning

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grant to Chicago, Illinois nonprofit organizations for programs or projects in the areas of arts learning, education, vocational training, and access to health care. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an LOI prior to the deadline. Priority... GrantWatch ID#: 176449

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect the Environment, Enhance the Food System, and Strengthen Communities

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants averaging $7,000 to USA nonprofit organizations working to protect natural resources, strengthen communities and the food system, and enhance public health. Applications are invited from both small and mid-sized organizations for either speci... GrantWatch ID#: 181507

Grants to Elgin, Illinois Nonprofits for General Operating Support to Strengthen Organizations

Deadline: 06/02/17

Grants to Elgin, Illinois nonprofit organizations for general operating support to develop and expand their capacity to meet the needs of local residents. Funding will support organizations that offer service in the areas of youth, education, the en... GrantWatch ID#: 176315

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Housing, Community Revitalization, Arts, and Environment

Deadline: 06/02/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for quality programs in the areas of affordable housing, arts, the environment, and community revitalization. Funding is intended to improve residents' overall health, educational attainment, ... GrantWatch ID#: 181432

Grants to USA, Canada, and International NGOs to Promote Democratic Values

Deadline: 06/16/17

Grants averaging $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International nongovernmental organizations to strengthen democracy around the world. Programs must be nonpartisan and carried out by local, independent organizations. Consideration will be given to progr... GrantWatch ID#: 179280

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Environmental and Community Projects

Deadline: 10/01/17
LOI Date: 07/01/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for a wide variety of environmental and community programs and projects. Letters of Inquiry are due by July 1. Funding is intended to support projects in many fields of endeavor, inc... GrantWatch ID#: 173142

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Projects in Education, Entrepreneurship, Advancement of Women, Crisis Management, an...

Deadline: 07/01/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for a wide range of social change initiatives. Funding must identify with one of the following focus areas: advancement of philanthropy and volunteering, education, entrepreneurship, advocacy and debate, advance... GrantWatch ID#: 178268

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Accelerator Program for USA, Canada, and International Start-Ups in the Field of Financial Technology

Deadline: 07/02/17

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International start-up companies to participate in a New York City-based business accelerator program. Applications are invited from technology startups that demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field of fina... GrantWatch ID#: 181491

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible States for Health, Human Services, Culture, Education, and Employment

Deadline: 07/07/17

Grants of up to $5,000, grants of up to $25,000, and in-kind support to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible states to positively impact the funding source’s communities. Applications are accepted from organizations working in the following are... GrantWatch ID#: 181533

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Social Change Projects that Promote Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Deadline: 10/20/17
LOI Date: 07/10/17

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 per year to USA nonprofits for social change initiatives that address gender inequality and empower women and girls. LOIs are due July 10, 2017. Priority will be given to projects that bring benefit to Jewish ... GrantWatch ID#: 149534

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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development, Housing, Education, and Financial Literacy

Deadline: 07/21/17

Grants ranging from $7,500 to $10,000 Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin nonprofit organizations to benefit communities where the funding source has a business presence. Applicants seeking large grants, capital campaigns, and strate... GrantWatch ID#: 141579

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Investigators to Research USA Health Care Reform Outcomes

Deadline: 11/15/17
LOI Date: 08/21/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International scholars and investigators at the Ph.D. (or equivalent) level to conduct research projects to understand the various effects of the health care reforms made in the USA in 2010. A Letter of Inquiry must be su... GrantWatch ID#: 175593

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, and Scholars for Research on Public Policy

Deadline: 08/22/17

Grants to USA nonprofits, scholars, and IHEs for scholarly research on public policy issues that impact on the personal and economic liberties of the nation and its citizens. Funding is primarily intended to support scholarship that results in the p... GrantWatch ID#: 170643

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Science, Philosophy, Character Development, Free Markets...

Deadline: 01/31/18
LOI Date: 08/31/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and IHEs for charitable work and innovative projects or research in a broad range of focus areas. A funding inquiry is due August 31, 2017. Funding is intended for projects in the are... GrantWatch ID#: 171288

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Grants to West Central Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies for Education, Youth, Families, and Economic Development

Deadline: 11/01/17
LOI Date: 09/01/17

Grants to West Central Illinois nonprofit organizations and government agencies to benefit local communities in Brown, Adams, Green, Cass, McDonough, Hancock, Pike, Morgan, Scott, and Schuyler counties. Pre-applications are due September 1. Program ... GrantWatch ID#: 178310

Grants to USA Writers, Activists, and Researchers for Work to Advance Left-Wing Causes

Deadline: 10/15/17

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA leftist activists, researchers, and writers for work that advances critical issues in the study of the world, its people, their communities, cultures, and economies, as well as their interaction with the environment. Pr... GrantWatch ID#: 173329

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Women and Girls in Developing Countries

Deadline: 10/24/17

Grants ranging from $35,000 to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits to support grassroots efforts to empower women and girls in developing countries. Funding will support projects that assist women and girls experiencing poverty thro... GrantWatch ID#: 176461

Grants to USA and Israel Nonprofits for Urban Affairs, Jewish Life, Biomedical Research and Education Programs

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA and Israel nonprofits for a diverse range of projects in the areas of: urban affairs, strengthening Jewish heritage and Israel, biomedical research, and education through access to information. Organizations are invited to submit a let... GrantWatch ID#: 150874

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Grants to USA and International Initiatives that Promote Awareness for Human Welfare Issues

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA and International initiatives that promote outreach and awareness of poverty, health issues, and food insecurity around the world. The Fund seeks to make investments to assist the public and policy-makers in addressing these critical h... GrantWatch ID#: 151506

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Education, Environment, Community Enrichment and Entrepreneurship

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,... GrantWatch ID#: 152127

Grants to USA Grassroots Organizations for Social, Economic and Environmental Justice Campaigns

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA grassroots organizations to build collaborative social change campaigns with other like-minded organizations, and to benefit from organizing training and technical assistance opportunities. The Fund typically makes gran... GrantWatch ID#: 156908

Grants to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa Nonprofits for Hunger Relief and Nutrition Education

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Illinois, Indiana and Iowa nonprofits to create stronger communities and enhance the quality of life. Funding is intended to provide comprehensive hunger relief programming and food distribution, to promote nutrition education and maintain... GrantWatch ID#: 159780

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Culture, Arts, Environment, and Technology

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for initiatives in the areas of culture, arts, environment, and technology. Within each of these areas, the Foundation places a special emphasis on education. While consideration may be given to proposals in oth... GrantWatch ID#: 160389

Grants to USA Nonprofits for STEM Education, Workforce Development, Environment, Culture and Social Services

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for activities in the areas of education and workforce development, environment and sustainability, and culture and social services. Grants are primarily made to the following communities within the funding sour... GrantWatch ID#: 161345

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies in Multiple States for Education and Economic Development

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits, schools, IHEs, faith-based organizations, and government agencies in multiple States for programs in the areas quality early childhood education, affordable housing, community development and revitalization, community servi... GrantWatch ID#: 161489

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic and Community Development

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to promote economic and community development within the funding source’s service area. Requests may be in the areas of workforce development, small business development, community developme... GrantWatch ID#: 163806

Intensive Business Course and Mentoring Program for USA Veterans with Disabilities

Deadline: Ongoing

Intensive business course for USA post-9/11 veterans with disabilities that offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management. The curriculum takes participants through the steps and stages of venture crea... GrantWatch ID#: 164524

Grants to USA, Canada and International Nonprofits for Human, Animal and Plant Welfare Projects

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for projects that focus on human, animal and plant welfare. Funding is intended for project support as well as general support. Applications of the highest interest are those with quan... GrantWatch ID#: 167151

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education, Women's Health, Youth, Hunger Relief, and Minorities

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits in multiple states for programs to enhance the quality of life for residents of communities where the funding source conducts business. A wide variety of programs may be funded including K-12 education, hunger relief, breast... GrantWatch ID#: 171993

Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts, Education, Environment, and Human Services

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Chicago, Illinois nonprofits, tribal and government agencies for programs in the areas of arts and culture, community development, human services, education, and the environment. Priority is given to programs that support low- and moderate... GrantWatch ID#: 173203

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Community Services, Jewish Engagement, and Medical Research

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to provide community services, enhance educational opportunities, strengthen the Jewish community, and advance medical research. The Foundation places a special emphasis on Cook and Lake counties in Illinois. ... GrantWatch ID#: 173253

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Raise Money on Uhelpfund for Nonprofits, Small Businesses, Start-ups, Inventions, and Disaster Relief throughout t...

Deadline: Ongoing

Uhelpfund is used to raise money while applying for grants. The 30-day crowdfunding strategy will empower you to utilize your "crowd", social media and email contacts to ask for contributions, and to ask contributors to forward your campaign to thei... GrantWatch ID#: 173609

Grants to USA, Canada, International Individuals and Groups for Social Justice, Environment, and Culture

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals and community groups for a broad range of programs and projects. These programs address the areas of arts and culture, economic development, animal welfare, the environ... GrantWatch ID#: 173825

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Grants to Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies to Improve the Lives of Military Veterans

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants starting at $25,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations and government agencies to meet the health and economic needs of veterans. Categories eligible for funding include disability benefits, homelessness, health insurance, PTSD treatment and... GrantWatch ID#: 173867

Capital Funding to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States to Better Serve the Jewish and General Communities

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Maryland, Hawaii, Northeast Pennsylvania, and/or the Greater Chicago Area, Illinois nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services that benefit the Jewish community as well as the general community at-large. Funding will be pr... GrantWatch ID#: 174980

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Capital Projects to Help Serve the Jewish and General Communities

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services that benefit the Jewish community as well as the general community-at-large. Funding will be provided to eligible nonprofits for capital projects (i.e., the purchase, construct... GrantWatch ID#: 174981

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States to Better Serve the Jewish and General Communities

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Maryland, Hawaii, Northeast Pennsylvania, and/or the Greater Chicago Area, Illinois nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services that benefit the Jewish community as well as the general community at-large. Funding will be pr... GrantWatch ID#: 174983

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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Development Involving Arts and Culture

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for community development and revitalization activities and initiatives that include a significant arts and cultural element. Funding will be provided to applicants that demonstrate th... GrantWatch ID#: 178443

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, and Agencies to Revitalize Communities through Arts and Culture

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, colleges, universities, libraries, health clinics, and artist collaboratives to revitalize communities by injecting arts and culture into a broad range of local settings. Proposed projects... GrantWatch ID#: 178444

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Government Agencies to Improve Human Services

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies to advance the quality of human services. Proposals are invited for creative, multi-sector policy solutions that advance economic and social mobility in communities throughout the country... GrantWatch ID#: 178447

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, IHEs, Tribes, and Agencies for the Retention of Native Land and Culture

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits, schools, IHEs, government agencies, and tribal governments for a broad range of land-related projects that strengthen Native communities. Program areas include education, economic opportunity, legal reform, and cultural awa... GrantWatch ID#: 178550

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, Schools, and Churches for Community Impact Programs

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to USA nonprofits, government entities, K-12 schools, IHEs, and faith-based organizations for community development projects. Primary consideration for the grant program is to support local organizations with progr... GrantWatch ID#: 180906

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, For-Profits, and IHEs for International Development

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits, for-profits, and IHEs to pilot and test creative international development strategies. Applications for initiatives that solve projects and scale-up promising innovations are invited. The goal of ... GrantWatch ID#: 181034

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