The LGBT Community Fund is now accepting applications for Community Grants from nonprofit 501( c )( 3 ) organizations in Cook County serving or intending to serve the LGBT community.
Community grants are designed for a wide variety of projects that respond to identified community needs. Support may be provided for specific projects, general operating support, and project seed money. Grants will range from $10,000 to $50,000, and the Fund will award up to $400,000 in grants. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate collaboration as feasible: Collaboration is encouraged but not required.
Proposals must demonstrate the following:
How the project addresses an identified community need;
That there is a credible plan for goal measurement;
How the project will impact the issue it addresses;
How the project will reach traditionally underserved communities; and
How a communications strategy around the funded project will be implemented.
Review the full RFP prior to submitting the proposal. Completed proposals must be received by 11:59 CST on Friday, Jan. 10, on The Chicago Community Trust Grant Central system.
See LGBTFund.org .