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Shulman Jewish Education and Life Grants

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies, and Religious
Organizations for Jewish Enrichment Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF)

Deadline Date:

02/26/21 5:00 PM (CST)


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Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and religious organizations for Jewish enrichment programs in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support programs that focus on art, culture, and education. Preference will be given to programs and projects that benefit larger audiences. Eligible programs serve residents in McLean County.

Focus Areas:

Grants focus on Jewish educational programs and materials, Jewish themed arts, music, and theater programs;  Jewish educational programs and materials; and Jewish cultural enrichment programs that are open to all.  Examples of educational programs include books for libraries, lectures, school curriculum, and the like.

Programs must deal specifically with one or more of the grant foci listed above; funding may support a new or existing program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179300

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The range of grant awards in 2020 was $1,050 to $5,505; the average grant award was $2,915.

Term of Contract:

Grant funding is for the period of June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant Eligibility:

- Applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, operate under a fiscal sponsor that is a 501 (c) 3 organization, be a local unit of local, county, state, or federal government, or be a tax-exempt religious organization as recognized by the IRS.
- Program must be available to residents of McLean County
- Programs must be operated and organized in such a manner that no applicable anti-discrimination laws are violated.
- Organizations that have received past grants from Illinois Prairie Community Foundation must be current on all grant Final Reports.
- The Executive Director, CEO, or President of the Board of an organization applying must approve the application.

What Is Not Funded:

- Non program-related expenses
- Endowment campaigns
- Annual fund raising events and expenses
- Capital improvements or expenditures
- Conference or continuing education expenses
- Scholarships

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Submission deadline is February 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
- Grant applicants will be notified of the outcome of their grant request by April 23, 2021
- Grant awards will be distributed beginning in May 2021.

Applications will only be accepted through online portal. No paper applications or electronic submissions will be accepted.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Questions? Contact Michele Evans, Grants and Communications Director, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, 309-662-4477 or

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USA: Illinois: McLean County

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