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Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Benefit the Local Community


Geographic Focus

USA: Illinois: Greater Chicago area

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McGraw Foundation Grant

McGraw Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #163397

Grant Description

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to benefit the community. Grant funds may be used to support general operations, projects, and capital programs. Focus areas include education, conservation, and human services. Grants are also made on occasion in other areas such as health, medical research, and culture. Grants generally are limited to organizations located in the greater Chicago area.

For more information on the Foundation's areas of interest, see the links below: 

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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.

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:

Please submit grant requests from December 1, 2022 to February 1, 2023.

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


Additional Funding Information:

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. 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.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be made on a single year basis.

Contact Information:

Grant requests must be emailed (preferred) or mailed to the following address:
Ms. Daphne M. Monroy, Executive Director
McGraw Foundation
P.O. Box 897
Dundee, Illinois 60118

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