Sol Shulman Jewish Education and Life Grants

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation


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

Anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2019 9:59pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: McLean County, Illinois

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

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

  • Grants available for educational programs and materials, Jewish-themed arts, music, and theater programs, and Jewish cultural enrichment programs in McLean County that are open to all

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.

Eligibility:

  • General Criteria for All Grant Types
    • Applicants must represent a 501 (c)(3) organization, an organization with a fiscal sponsor that is a 501 (c)(3) organization, a unit of municipal, county, state, or federal government (including public schools), a nonprofit institute of higher learning, or a tax-exempt religious organization or place of worship (programs may not proselytize for a particular religion or cause).
    • Programs must be available to residents of McLean County.
  • 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; program must not proselytize for a particular religion or cause
  • Organizations that have received past grants from Illinois Prairie Community Foundation must be current on all grant Final Reports
  • Executive Director, CEO or President of the Board of an organization applying must approve the application

Preferences:

  • 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.

Ineligibility:

  • We do not fund non program-related expenses, endowment campaigns, annual fund raising events and expenses, capital improvements or expenditures, conference or continuing education expenses, or scholarships to schools or colleges/universities.


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