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A Better Chicago: Emergency Relief Grant

A Better Chicago

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $100,000

Fields of work: Educational Access & Equity Education - Higher Education Academic Success & Enrichment Education - K through 12 Family Services Youth Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County Show all

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About this funder:

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Overview:

NOTE: While we are no longer soliciting applications specifically for grants from our COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, we recognize that the pandemic continues to have wide-ranging impacts on youth and the nonprofits that serve them.

Emergency Relief Grant Application

A Better Chicago is now accepting grant applications for projects and initiatives providing assistance to low-income youth and families experiencing significant hardship due to COVID-19.

Funds will support the urgent needs of young people and their families, with a specific focus on Black and Latinx youth due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on these communities and the systemic inequities that exist in Chicago. Grants may be requested from nonprofit organizations for the following needs:

  • Providing direct financial support (e.g. stipends to students who have lost work)
  • Providing essential goods and services (e.g. groceries)
  • Rapidly innovating to continue delivering high-quality programming (e.g. virtual instruction)

Grant amount and duration will vary based on need, potential impact, and available funds. We anticipate making grants ranging from $20K-$100K over three to six months. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • We are currently providing funding for organizations serving youth and families in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, and Will County.

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This page was last reviewed August 05, 2020 and last updated August 05, 2020