Community Needs Grant Program – United States

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Community Needs Grant Program – United States


Deadline: 3-Sep-21

Applications are now open for the DuPage Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program to support programs and projects that improve and enrich the quality of life for DuPage County residents.

Areas

The Foundation accepts applications from local not-for-profit organizations serving the community in the following areas:

Education – Primarily supports pathways to self-sufficiency including financial, health and language/math literacy and/or the development of leadership skills.
Arts & Culture – Primarily supports programs that offer broad access, outreach and/or unique opportunities, (including creative ways to stay relevant during the COVID-19 crisis) to enrich arts and cultural experiences in DuPage.
Environment – Supports environmental education; programs that promote conservation and restoration of natural areas, habitats, and green spaces; efforts to reduce pollution and waste; and programs that protect wildlife and endangered species.
Animal Welfare – Supports programs that promote the well-being of domestic animals.
Funding Information

Developing Ethical Screening Guidelines for your NGO to receive CSR Funds

Sample Proposal on ‘Increasing Awareness of HIV AIDS Proposal’

These Major Donors supporting NGOs to fight global Hunger and Food Insecurity

List of Donors providing grant-in-aid to NGOs addressing Child Labor and Human Trafficking amid COVID Pandemic

Applicants may apply for a Community Needs grant by submitting one of the following applications:

Community Needs Grant Application – for requests up to $25,000.
Community Needs Mini-Grant Application – for requests up to $2,500.
Eligibility Criteria

Applications to the DuPage Foundation Community Needs Grant Program will be accepted from not-forprofit charitable organizations that:

Are public charities classified as exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Please note that the Foundation does not generally award grants to organizations which have operated as a 501(c)(3) for less than three years.)
Primarily serve DuPage County residents
Restrictions

The Foundation does not award grants from the Community Needs Grant Program to:

Developing Ethical Screening Guidelines for your NGO to receive CSR Funds

Sample Proposal on ‘Increasing Awareness of HIV AIDS Proposal’

Training Video for NGOs: How to Deliver a Persuasive Presentation to Donor Prospects

These Major Donors supporting NGOs to fight global Hunger and Food Insecurity

List of Donors providing grant-in-aid to NGOs addressing Child Labor and Human Trafficking amid COVID Pandemic

Organizations that have received grants from unrestricted or field-of-interest funds through the Community Needs Grant Program for the past three consecutive years
Individuals
Organizations for religious activities (Secular activities provided by religious organizations may be eligible for grant funds.)
Endowments
Disease-specific organizations
Private foundations and private operating foundations
Hospitals, including supporting foundations
Historical societies and foundations for projects that do not have a broad reach beyond a specific community
Food pantries for the purchase of food (Equipment and other programs provided by food pantries are eligible for grant funds.)
Governmental agencies, including supporting foundations
Public, parochial, private or charter schools (pre-k through 12th grade), including supporting foundations
For more information, visit https://dupagefoundation.org/grants/community-needs.html