Grant Application 


ECF will be awarding four $5,000 grants in 2019 to sponsor other non for profit organizations in the Chicagoland area.


grant application requirements:

  • Grants will be project based and will not be awarded to cover the organization’s operational cost

  • Project must be completed in 2020

  • The organization has to serve the Chicagoland area

  • Qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

  • Grant applications are due by November 20, 2019


Please complete the form below to apply

Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Head of Organization *
Head of Organization
Phone *
Principal Contact *
Principal Contact
Phone *
Please provide a brief description of your organization’s history, leadership, basic goals, and current programs. This should briefly and clearly explain your work to grant reviewers who may not have previous knowledge of your work. Also include why your organization is best suited to receive this grant. (Limit 350 words).
Please copy your organization’s mission statement below (Limit 100 words).
Please provide your organization’s annual budget.
What is the primary population group your organization serves? Approximately how many people does your organization serve annually?
Project Title: Please list a short title (limit to under 15 words), not a description of the project. You'll be able to enter a description later in the application.
Problem Statement: Please describe the main problem/purpose this project will solve or is intended to solve.
What is the total budget for this project? Include all funding from all sources.
Please provide an overview or summary of your project. Clearly describe how your organization will address the problem statement above. (Limit 500 words)
Briefly describe the projected timeline for the project.
Although your project may impact more than one population group, please describe the target population your project will mostly impact. How will the surrounding community benefit from this project?