Invest For Kids - Grant Application

2023 Grant Application – Due on or before April 1, 2023

Application Criteria: Organizations are eligible for grants if they (a) serve Chicago area youth from under-resourced communities; ; (b) have operating budgets between $1-5 million; (c) have been in existence for at least 3 years; and (4) qualify as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

2023 Grant Application

  • If you are part of a national organization, provide the founding years of both the national organization and local chapter.
  • Please provide your proposed total budget for the current fiscal year and your total budget for the last fiscal year. If you are part of a national organization, provide this information for both your national and local (Chicago) operations.
  • Please provide your total local revenues for the last two fiscal years as well as a percentage breakdown by source. Please provide a breakdown according to (a) government, (b) corporate, individual, private, and foundation, (c) special events, (d) tuition and fees, and (e) other.
  • If you are part of a national organization, please provide separate staff numbers for your national and local operations. Please indicate if the staff members are full time, part time, or volunteers.
  • Describe any business affiliations with national or regional organizations that oversee or provide significant support to the local program.
  • If the purpose of the award is to fund a segment within an organization, please elaborate and explain the institutional relationship.
  • Identify your organization's key leaders with their official titles, including board members and staff who play significant roles.
  • Describe briefly how services are provided and what differentiates your work from other similar organizations.
  • Describe the program’s impact and how it is measured. Indicate if any outside independent evaluations have been completed to determine effect.
  • Describe any immediate or long term growth plans and how they will be achieved.
  • We would like to know how you learned about Invest For Kids. Please be as specific as possible.
  • I verify that I have the authority to submit this application on behalf of the named organization and that, to the best of my knowledge, everything contained in the application is true as of the date submitted.