Chicago Board of Trade Foundation Grant

Chicago Board of Trade Foundation

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Next anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Apr 30, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Fields of work: Education Herpetological Conservation Ornithological Conservation Mammalian Conservation Wildlife Management Disability Care & Services Child Welfare Services Youth Services Senior Services Human & Social Services Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Grundy County, Kane County Show all

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Grundy County, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County Other eligible locations: United States

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Chicago Board of Trade Foundation Grant

The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Foundation is pleased to provide funding opportunities for non-profit organizations through our grant program. The CBOT Foundation is specifically interested in organizations and projects that assist children in need, seniors, people with disabilities, social and human services within the Chicago land community where we live and do business. Members and employees that comprise our exchange community are welcome to sponsor an organization applying for funding through the CBOT Foundation grant program although all applications will be considered on their own merit.

Requests will be evaluated on the basis of programs and services offered, population served, experience of the organization, visibility opportunities, measurable impact, quality of management and management practices, other corporate support, and financial status. 

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


  • Eligibility
    • All organizations requesting support must be tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
    • Organizations must demonstrate that they do not restrict services or discriminate in any form on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. 
    • The organization has significant interest in the following areas: Youth, education, seniors, wildlife, social and human services. 
    • Be administered in and dedicated to the benefit of the Chicago area.
    • Not be one that contributes funds to ancillary organizations. 


  • The CBOT Foundation generally does not fund the following:
    • Organizations without tax-exempt status
    • Exclusionary organizations
    • Private foundations
    • Operating or capital expenses
    • Individuals
    • Political candidates and lobbying organizations
    • Religious, fraternal, social or other membership organizations providing services to their own constituencies
    • Memorials, endowments or multi-year pledges
    • Fundraising efforts to benefit other organizations
    • Fundraising activities related to individual sponsorships (e.g., walk-athons, marathons)
    • Special events such as conferences, symposia and sports tournaments
    • Athletic teams
    • Video/film production