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2018 Community Grants

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Community Programs
and Emergency Needs in Chicago's Northern Suburbs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Junior League of Evanston-North Shore

Deadline Date:

02/23/18

Description:

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Grants to Illinois nonprofits and groups to support community programs and critical needs in Chicago's northern suburbs. Funding is also available to provide seed money in an organization's first year. The recipients' programs must relate to the program areas of supporting families and advancing employment.

The Community Assistance Grant Fund is expressly for the purpose of fund disbursement to non-profit agencies and groups, enabling the JLE-NS to respond to a critical and/or emergency need, to provide seed money needed through the first year of operation and/or to fund an event or organization that creates a significant community impact. Recipient’s programs must relate to the JLE-NS mission, vision, and community program. Emergency funds may not be required to relate to program, only mission and vision.

Mission: The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Vision: Women around the world as catalysts for lasting community change.

Focus: Advancing employment and supporting families.

The goal is to improve local issues that impact Chicago’s Northern Suburbs, including:

- Economic Self-Sufficiency
- Healthy, Happy Families
- Domestic violence
- Secondary education
- Additional causes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169203

Term of Contract:

Funds must be used within one year of being awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Assistance Grant Fund is expressly for the purpose of fund disbursement to non-profit agencies and groups. The organization's goal is to improve local issues that impact Chicago’s Northern Suburbs.

Organizations applying for a grant must:

- Demonstrate that the organization or program relates to JLE-NS Mission, Vision and Community Program.
- Verify non-profit, tax-exempt status.
- Demonstrate sound financial management.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications may be submitted through February 23, 2018. Completed applications must be received by the deadline. The JLE-NS Grants Chairwoman will notify the applicant by letter of award approval or request denial. The Grant Fund recipient will be notified by May 31, 2018.

JLE mission and focus: https://www.jle-ns.org/mission-and-focus/

Contact Information:

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

Please return completed application and supporting materials to:
Junior League of Evanston-North Shore
620 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 209
Winnetka, IL 60093
Attention: Grants Chairwoman

Or email to jlensscholarshipsandgrants@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please leave a message for the Grants Chairwoman with Lisa Martinez, JLE-NS Office Manager, at JLE-NS headquarters, 847-441-0995, or send an email to the above address.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Chicago's Northern suburbs