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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The Grant Submission Period is closed for 2018.

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Submission period: Spring 2019

Current grantees are listed in our  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.

datesImportant Dates

Submission period: Fall 2018
Finalist Pitch Party & Reception: TBD, Spring 2019

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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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datesImportant Dates
  • March 15 to April 30: Now closed.
  •  May 1 to June 15: video submissions reviewed by NextGen grant committee; follow-up as needed

June 20, 2018: Award(s) announced

 

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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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Applications to apply for a Kott Grant are now being accepted. Visit: www.kotttrust.org for details. The application is now an online process. The application deadline is July 16, 2018.

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Visit the website at www.kotttrust.org

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