GRANTS

We offer grants that range from $15,000 to $150,000 and support organizations within the Chicago metropolitan area (Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry, and Will counties). Activities can be local, regional, or, in some instances, statewide.

WHAT WE FUND

We fund organizations and programs in economic security, freedom from violence, and health.

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GUIDING PRINCIPLES

We require that all applicants follow our guiding principles and articulate how the applying organization (or program) has policies or directives in place that reflect our core values.

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STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE

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We fund either advocacy and/or direct service work as strategies to achieve our issue area priorities.

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HOW TO APPLY

We consider most grant proposals during one of two grantmaking cycles, in spring and fall. In the Spring Cycle, we fund Freedom from Violence and Health and in the Fall Cycle we fund Economic Security.

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APPLICANT FAQ

We welcome your questions before, during, and after the application process. If your question is not answered here, please contact Lora York, program officer, at lyork@cfw.org or (312) 577-2814.

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