Sol Shulman Jewish Education and Life Grants

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $8,200

Deadline: Feb 28, 2019 3:00pm PST

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: McLean County, Illinois

Location of residency: Counties in Illinois: De Witt County, Ford County, LaSalle County, Livingston County, Logan County Expand all

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation offers grant opportunities to area nonprofit organizations providing community services in a wide variety of areas including arts and culture, education, environment, health and wellness, youth, women and girls, and Jewish life and education. These discretionary grants are made possible by endowment distributions, the Mirza Arts and Culture Fund, the Women to Women Giving Circle, the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Fund, and gifts from donors to the Community Foundation’s Annual Campaign.

Sol Shulman Jewish Education and Life Grants

Shulman Grants are made possible by an estate gift from Dr. Sol Shulman, professor of chemistry at Illinois State University for 23 years, who passed away in December 2010. Shulman Grants focus on Jewish educational programs and materials, Jewish-themed arts, music, and theater programs, and Jewish cultural enrichment programs in McLean County that are open to all. Examples of educational programs include books for libraries, lectures, school curriculum and the like. Programs and projects that benefit larger rather than smaller numbers of people are preferred.

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


  • Program must deal specifically with one or more of the grant foci listed above; funding may support a new or existing program.
  • Applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code,  operate under a fiscal sponsor that is a 501 (c) 3 organization, be a local unit of local, county, state or federal government or be a tax-exempt religious organization as recognized by the IRS
  • Program must be available to residents of McLean County
  • Program must be operated and organized in such a manner that no applicable anti-discrimination laws are violated.
  • Illinois Prairie Community Foundation grants are open to all organizations within the IPCF geographic area (McLean, Livingston, Logan and DeWitt counties, and closely adjacent areas in Tazewell, Woodford, LaSalle, Ford and Piatt counties) that meet the general criteria.


  • We give greatest consideration to programs that have the potential to be on-going and self-sufficient beyond the time of funding, offer solutions to address the program goal by building on proven practical methods, facilitate cooperation and collaboration among organizations, and offer clear methods of measuring and reporting results with emphasis on objective, quantifiable measurements.


  • What Is Not Funded
    • Non program-related expenses
    • Endowment campaigns
    • Annual fund raising events and expenses
    • Capital improvements or expenditures
    • Conference or continuing education expenses
    • Scholarships