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Grant Application Process

The Foundation for Northwest Illinois

The Foundation for Northwest Illinois makes it easy for you to apply for a grant online. Please read the instructions below before beginning an application.

Grant applications with all required items must be submitted by 4:00 pm on the deadline date for funding consideration.

Step 1: Login or Create an account

Visit our online grant application system at the Foundant website to login or to create an account. Please provide one login email address/password to be used for all your submissions. The email addressed used will be for the person ultimately responsible for the grant administration. The Foundation will communicate all pertinent information to this email address.

Step 2: Complete the online grant application

Your application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it’s easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application. Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.

Step 3: The Foundation will review your application

Your grant application is reviewed by the grant committee. The committee’s recommendations for funding are reviewed by The Foundations board of directors. During this process, our staff may contact you for more information. You will be notified by mail if your organization received full or partial funding or if funding has been denied. Decisions are typically made within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.

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