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 6 pm July 11, 2016.

Community Grant RFP and Application

datesImportant Dates

RFP release: May 10, 2016
Proposal Information Session:
May 25 @ 8 am and May 26 @ 4 pm
Deadline:  5:00 pm July 11, 2016
Decision: 2nd week of October 2016

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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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 downloadApplication period now open! Deadline is November 1, 2016.

datesImportant Dates

Video submissions accepted: Now thru November 1

September 22nd, 4:00-5:00 pm: Info session with Polymyth Productions on how to make a compelling video
November to December: video submissions reviewed by NextGen grant committee
January 2017: 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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datesImportant Dates

Deadline: June 30, 2016
Trustees Decision: October 2016

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Visit the website at www.kotttrust.org

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