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Foundation Funding Opportunities

Foundation Funding Opportunities



VNA Foundation Grant - Grants to Chicago Area, Illinois Nonprofits for Health Services to the Underserved (Letter of Interest due 9/21/17, Application due 10/26/2017). The VNA Foundation is offering funding ranging from $15,000 to $85,000 to registered non-profits, particularly in the Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties, for healthcare and health service programs for the medically underserved.

  1. Discretionary Grantmaking Program – Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Arts, Health, Humanities, and Social Services (Letter of Interest due 9/30/2017, Application due by 11/01/2017) The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is offering grants from $1,000 to $20,000 to Illinois non-profits in the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities, and Kendall County for programs in the categories of the arts and humanities, education, healthcare, and social services.

  2. The Ray Charles Foundation Grant – Grants to USA Nonprofits for Disability Services, Educational Programs, and Arts for Disadvantaged Youth (Application Deadline 9/30/2017.) The Ray Charles Foundation is offering funding on a one-year basis for programs that provide academic services to disadvantaged and underprivileged youth, with a particular focus on youth with hearing disorders and/or who are visually impaired or blind.

  3. The Lawrence Family Foundation Grant – Grants to USA Nonprofits, Libraries, and Schools for Environment, Human Services, Disaster Relief, Education, Health, and Arts (Application Deadline 11/01/2017.) The Lawrence Family Foundation is offering funding to US based qualified charitable organizations intended for, but not limited to, projects that support environmental causes, human services, or disaster relief, health, arts, and culture.

  4. Brady Education Foundation Grant – Grants to USA Nonprofits to Improve Educational Outcomes for Underserved or Minority Children (Stage 1 Proposal Due Date 12/01/2017). The Brady Education Foundation Grant is offering funding for up to one year to USA nonprofit organizations for the development of new programs or the assessment of existing programs that promote educational success for disadvantaged children.


Follow this link to find available State Grant opportunities


Government Funding Opportunity


AGENCY:  National Institutes of Health

PROGRAM: Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Estimated Number of Awards:

Anticipated Total Available Funding:

Award Ceiling: $125,000

Application Due Date: 12/11/2017

Purpose of Program: Stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Specifically, this initiative will support research on a) novel stigma reduction interventions that link to increase in care-seeking behavior and/or decrease in transmission; b) reducing the impact of stigma on adolescent and/or youth health; c) strategies to cope with the complex burden of stigmatization due to HIV and one or comorbidities/coinfections; d) reducing effects of stigma on and/or by family members or caregivers of PLWH; and e) innovative and improved stigma measurement in the context of implementation of an intervention. The overall goals are to understand how to reduce stigma as a factor in HIV transmission, to eliminate or mitigate the aspects of stigma that limit beneficial health outcomes for the infected and at-risk individuals and communities, and to initiate exploratory studies to determine the feasibility of stigma interventions related to HIV prevention, treatment, and/or care in Low and Middle-Income Countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

Private institutions of higher education

Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Link for Additional Information: PAR-17-474



IDHS On-Line Training in Grant Writing


This three part series is being delivered as on-line training by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration.

This training shows you how to effectively, find, write and submit proposals for federal, state, local, non-governmental, and private sector grants. If you want to learn the essentials of writing and acquiring grants, this three part series will help your agency.

Who Should Attend?

For no cost, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration continues to provide grant writing training to not for profit agencies, all government agency staff, staff of agencies under contract with any state agency in Illinois, and interested individuals.


Registration is now open.  This is the season when funders are releasing funding announcements. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to register immediately as this training is on a first come first serve basis.

How to Register

Register NOW for the 2017 classes, There are only two classes remaining for this year. Enroll now to insure that you are enrolled in one of the two. The registration will remain open until classes are filled. You will be notified by email as to the dates and times of your training.

Training Dates and Times

Once registration is closed, all enrollees will be notified of their training dates and time. There are three parts to each class. Each part is for one hour and thirty minutes. Instructions on how to enter the virtual classroom are sent to each enrollee prior to each class along with the training materials. If technical assistance is required, enrollees are given instructions on whom to contact. No costs are incurred by the provider because the student can participate at the work site by simply logging onto a computer and entering the virtual classroom.

Technical Requirements

You will need a PC with the following minimum technical requirements:

•        Operating System: Windows 7

•        Software: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher

•        Internet Connection


Upon completion of the entire 3 part series, staff will:

•        know how to research and find available grants;

•        have tools that will help them with the planning and organizing required prior to the actual writing of a grant application;

•        understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal; and,

•        learn how to prepare the narrative portion of the grant application including: 1) problem statement, 2) goals and objectives, 3) program design/methodology, 4) logic model, 5) staffing and management plan, 6) organizational capacity, 7) evaluation plan, 8) budget, 9) sustainability plan, 10) abstract, and 11) supplemental documents.

Special Accommodations

The registration form addresses special accommodations. If they are required, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs. It is imperative to immediately notify if special accommodations are needed.


Please contact Denise Eligan, Bureau Chief, IDHS Office of Grants Administration at (312) 793-3599 or email at .


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