Grant Opportunities

OPRFCF Community Grants

Grant funding for non-profits that impact the well-being, enrichment and sustainability of the Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and surrounding communities. Community Grants combine resources from the OPRF Grantmaking endowment fund and a variety of other funds.

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Grant Submission Period CLOSED.

datesImportant Information

October 2017:  2017 Thanksgiving in October Program Booklet

 

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Big Idea Grant

Entrepreneur Leaders in Philanthropy will award a seed grant of up to $50,000 in February of each year for a transformative idea. Through a competitive process, the aim is to make our community of Oak Park and River Forest the best place to live, work and grow.

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Visit the Entrepreneur Leaders in Philanthropy page to learn more.

download Download Big Idea Application here.

datesImportant Dates

Submission period: October 15 -- November 30
Finalist Pitch Party & Reception: March 7, 2018

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NextGen Capacity Building Mini-Grants

Awards up to $2,000 in capacity building grants for emerging professionals working in small community organizations and/or projects to bring their work to the next level.

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The application period will open in January 2018.

datesImportant Dates

Call for submissions to be announced in January 2018

 

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Kott Memorial Charitable Trust

Grant funding to charitable organizations that improve the livelihood of individuals, especially through education or medical services, with an emphasis on such services for the elderly.   

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datesImportant Dates

Trustees Decision: October 2017

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Visit the website at www.kotttrust.org

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