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 Application Period Currently
             open through 5 pm July 10, 2017.

2017 Community Grant RFP and Application in PDF

2017 Community Grant RFP and Application in MS Word

datesImportant Dates

RFP release: May 8, 2017
Proposal Information Session:
May 24, 2017, 8:30-9:30am OR 4:30-5:30pm

Register here for the Information Session:
https://oprfcf.givezooks.com/events/oprf-cf-2017-rfp-for-community-grants-information-sessi

DEADLINE July 10, 2017:  Proposals due by 5pm via email

Week of October 9, 2017: Grant Decision Notifications

October 19, 2017:  Grant Awards Presentation at Thanksgiving in October

 

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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.

datesImportant Dates

Submission period: CLOSED
Finalists Notified: December 9, 2016
Finalist Pitch Party & Reception: February 22, 2017

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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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Application period is now closed.

datesImportant Dates

Information to be announced for 2017.

 

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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

Deadline: TBD
Trustees Decision: October 2017

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Visit the website at www.kotttrust.org

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