A grant program to help small nonprofit organizations provide food and housing assistance will begin taking applications July 1-Sept. 30, Illinois state Treasurer Michael Frerichs said in a statement.
The Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund assists small non-profits with annual budgets of $1 million or less. Money comes from filing fees nonprofits pay when incorporating in Illinois, not personal or property tax dollars.
For this grant cycle, $375,000 is available to be split between 30 non-profits, and the maximum award amount is $12,500 for each organization. More than $2.2 million have been awarded to 100 non-profit organizations through the Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund since the program was established in 2017. Awardees are selected by an 11-member board that oversees the management and guidelines of the fund.
Previous grant recipients are eligible to apply if the term of their grant has been complete for at least one calendar year.
Visit ILCharitableTrust.com to complete an application online, or contact the treasurer's office at 217-836-4590 .