The Skokie Community Foundation was established in 2010 by a small group of residents of Skokie, Illinois, to foster an “ideal” Skokie through meaningful giving, collaboration, and community programming.
For its current grant cycle, the foundation is seeking collaborative proposals that benefit Skokie residents. A single grant of $10,000 will be awarded to a project specifically designed to address the issue of social inclusion in Skokie. (Social inclusion, as defined by the foundation, is related to activities that serve to create a community where all individuals and groups feel welcome and take part in community life, differences based on identity are respected and valued, and basic needs are met allowing all to live in dignity.)
In addition, the foundation will award several grants of $5,000. Proposals may address any aspect of community, including arts and culture, basic human needs, community development, early childhood, education, the environment, family support/counseling, health and housing, elder care, workforce development, and/or youth.
To be eligible, applicants must co-apply with another organization, and both organizations must provide services to Skokie residents; one of the two co-applicants also must be tax exempt according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, or be a school or government entity.
See the Skokie Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.