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Grantwriting Tip #4

Grantwriting Tip #4: Your grant proposal should be straightforward and easy to read and understand. The application is not an IQ test. Funders do not want to wade through flowery writing. They want to know what you will do with their grant money and how you will make a positive impact in your community. Skip […]

Grantwriting Tip #3

Grantwriting Tip #3: Sustainability is a big issue! One question all funders ask is how the project is going to be sustained after the grant is gone. A grant applicant needs to be able to show how the project or program will be funded far into the future. And simply seeking more grant money is […]

Grantwriting Tip #2

Grantwriting Tip #2:  Use the same terms in your proposal that the funder uses in his published guidelines.  The funder is telling you what he wants to hear.  Find the right words to describe the project.  And don’t ask for what the funder doesn’t fund – if the funder says he doesn’t fund “operating”, don’t […]

Grantwriting Tips

Grantwriting Tips help grantwriters connect with funders on a level that is clear, understandable, and breeds successful grant applications.  Paying attention to tips from funders can mean the difference between an application that gets funded and one that doesn’t. Grantwriting Tip #1:  Read the current guidelines for the fund you are applying to.  Make sure […]

The Lake County Community Foundation Honors 2013 Grant Recipients, Introduces The Alliance for Human Services' new Chief Executive Officer

The Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, announced $199,900 in grants to local nonprofit organizations serving the urgent needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the county. The following ten 2013 grant recipients have demonstrated exceptional commitment to making Lake County a better place to live, work and […]

Community Foundation of the Quincy Area Congratulates Scholarship Recipients

More than $8,000 was awarded by the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area to eleven students pursuing higher education and one teacher for a recognition award. The awards are funded from permanently endowed funds held with the Community Foundation. The funds provide scholarships at an accredited post-secondary institution for a graduate or student of each […]

Reed named one of "Forty Under 40"

Congratulations to Stacy Reed, Program Director for the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, for being named one of the Forty under 40 by Springfield Business Journal Illinois!

Moline Foundation Announces Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship Awards

The Sherrard Academic Foundation through the Moline Foundation awarded three $1,000.00 scholarships plus two $750.00 scholarships to graduating seniors from Sherrard High School who plan to continue his/her education through an accredited program. One (1) $1,000 scholarship funded by the Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois will be awarded to a student attending a four […]

DuPage CF awards $298,000 in Grants to 25 Health and Human Services Organizations

The DuPage Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it recently awarded $298,000 in grants to 25 DuPage County not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of health and human services during its annual Spring Grant Distribution Breakfast held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn. The grants, which ranged […]