Organization may only submit an application only once per calendar year. The Fund's policies also limit, restrict or prohibit support to:

  • Individuals

  • Nonprofits whose programs are not within the City of Chicago

  • Nonprofit organizations not exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

  • Fraternal, veteran, labor, athletic or religious organizations serving a limited constituency

  • Professional groups with volunteer service programs

  • Individual elementary or secondary schools

  • Local chapters of state, regional or national organizations, except those with separately budgeted Chicago-based programs, which otherwise meet these Guidelines

  • Hospitals

  • Local chapters of single-disease agencies

  • Building programs, endowment funds or capital campaigns

  • Campaigns for the reduction or liquidation of debt

  • Student aid or scholarship programs

  • Political, lobbying, or voter registration programs, or those supporting the political candidacy of a particular individual

  • Travel - individual or group

  • Fundraising events or benefits including sponsorship, tickets or courtesy advertising

  • Organizations that may create a conflict with our goals, programs, officers, directors or employees