Schwemm Family Foundation Grant

Schwemm Family Foundation


Grant amount: Up to US $8,000

Next deadline: Aug 31, 2018

Later deadlines: Feb 28, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: California, Oregon, Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Philosophy

John and Nancy Schwemm, lived outwardly their core beliefs that compassion and personal integrity should serve as the guiding principles of life’s endeavors, and that our lives are more meaningful if we participate in bettering our communities.

Based on those principals, the Schwemm Family Foundation seeks to promote programs and initiatives that connect people to the past, help improve the way we live in the present, and identify and promote healthy land stewardship far into the future.

Goals

Conservation and Restoration

The foundation seeks to promote programs and initiatives that strengthen community ties through the enhancement of natural environments.

The foundation will consider grant requests that better the communities within California, Oregon or the Chicago Area by sustaining and protecting resilient, local ecosystems and related biodiversity by focusing on proactive conservation, comprehensive restoration, and related educational efforts.

Funded Projects Will:

  • Target environmental protection/enhancement at local scales that contribute to ecosystem resiliency
  • Have clear, measurable goals with long-term ecological benefits
  • Be based on scientific principles of ecology and/or ecosystem restoration

Community Histories

Interpretation and Archiving

The foundation seeks to promote programs and initiatives that help instill a sense of connection and belonging to one’s community through the preservation of local history and culture. The foundation will consider grant requests that better the communities within California, Oregon or the Chicago Area by preserving and sharing history and cultural heritage through literature, digital archiving, and other interpretive means.

Funded Projects Will:

  • Document or interpret some portion of pre-WWII community history or culture
  • Be locally relevant
  • Speak to a wide audience
  • Provide an enduring component accessible to the general population

Healthy Lifestyles

Local Foods and Community Pathways

The foundation seeks to promote programs and initiatives that strengthen community ties through the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles. The foundation will consider grant requests that better the communities within California, Oregon or the Chicago Area and improve the lives of individuals by providing opportunities for growing and eating healthy, local foods and increasing access to a variety of outdoor fitness and recreational endeavors.

Funded Projects Will:

  • Increase the accessibility of growing/eating local food and/or the availability of pathways and connectivity
  • Serve the general population or has the ability to be made accessible to the general population
  • Improve the health of community members
  • Integrate with other community efforts directed at healthy living
  • Provide a new and lasting component to existing community resources promoting healthy lifestyles

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

Eligibility:

  • Grants will be limited to 501c3 charitable organizations and typically will not exceed $8,000 annually to any one organization.
  • Approved grants must be project-focused with an estimated completion time within one year.
  • The foundation will only consider grant requests that impact the following geographic areas:
    • California, Oregon or the Chicago Area.

Ineligibility:

  • Grant requests for operating support, loans, endowments, and unrestricted funds, will not be considered.
  • The Foundation does not fund scientific research and generally does not fund salaries or travel, however, salaries/wages might be considered if they are a small portion of the grant project request.
  • The Foundation does not fund organizations more than one time per calendar year.


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