Grant Application Required Attachments + Expected Timeline


Grant Application Required Attachments

  • Operating organizational budget and year to date results for current fiscal year

  • Budget for program to be funded, including anticipated sources of income

  • List of current funders

  • Financial statements (preferably audited) for prior year

  • Copy of most recent IRS 501(c)(3) federal tax exemption letter (not needed on renewal grants)

  • For organizations operating in Chicago schools, please list the schools in which this program operates


Grant Submission Expected Timeline

We strive to communicate with you regarding your grant request in a timely manner. After submitting your proposal, you can expect to receive the following:

  • Within 3-5 business days, notification of whether application is complete or if additional materials are needed

  • Within 2 weeks, notification of questions on your proposal and/or a request for a meeting via phone, depending on nature and complexity of questions

  • Within 4 weeks, notification of funding decision.

  • Within 4-5 weeks, disbursement of funds for approved proposals. If a grant agreement is required, then this timing will depend on receipt of signed grant agreement.

Proposals from new prospective grantees could require more due diligence and take longer than the time frames noted above for notification of questions and funding decisions. In these cases, we will strive to have the process from submission to disbursement of funds complete within 6-8 weeks.