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New in the Good Works Toolbox Pro Today

Here is a brief highlight of just a few of the available grants added to the Good Works Toolbox Pro today!


Healthcare - Multiple States

maximum grant not specified; no deadline



Social Services - Texas

$1,000,000 maximum grant; 12/15/15 deadline

Grants for Community Birding Projects (National)

Celebrate Urban Birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology invites organizations and educators to apply for mini-grants to help fund neighborhood events in communities everywhere.  The application deadline is December 31, 2015.

Social Change Project Grants in Illinois

The Crossroads Fund is accepting applications for its Seed Fund. This program supports new, emerging and small community based organizations that are actively engaged in social change work. Funding is provided for general operating, start up costs, or project expenses.  The application deadline is February 15, 2016.

Grants for Youth Led Projects

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) has announced that applications for the In Youth We Trust Grant Fund are now available.  There are two grant deadlines annually. The next deadline is February 18, 2016.  

Festival Funding Grants Available in Illinois

The city of Aurora is accepting grant applications from neighborhood groups, nonprofits, and community organizations for neighborhood festival funding grants to assist with their celebrations in 2016.  Application deadlines are December 15, 2015 and March 1, 2016.

Grants for Nonprofits in Illinois

The Youth Engaged in Philanthropy group of the DeKalb County Community Foundation will begin accepting grant applications on December 1 for projects aimed at improving the quality of life for all county youth.  The application deadline is February 1, 2016. Illinois grants

Americorps Service Grants (National)

This AmeriCorps State and National (AmeriCorps) accepts grant applications annually in specific focus areas.
A notice of intent to apply is required by December 15, 2015.  The full proposal due January 20, 2016.

Seed Grants for Social Change Programs

The Crossroads Fund is accepting grant applications to the Seed Fund. This fund supports new, emerging and small community based organizations that are actively engaged in social change work.  The application deadline is February 15, 2016. Illinois grants

Trail and Park Grants for Nonprofits in Illinois

The Metro East Park and Recreation District is accepting applications to the MEPRD FY16 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program for parks, greenways, and trail projects in Madison and St. Clair Counties . There are numerous types of eligible projects such as land acquisition, land development and/or enhancements. Several examples are given in the guidelines.  Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until June 30, 2016.  

Nonprofit Organization Grants in Illinois

The Highland Area Community Foundation accepts applications annually. Grants are given for not-for-profit purposes and to individuals, organizations, or groups that provide community services within the Highland Community Unit School District and in St. Jacob and Marine townships.  The application deadline is July 15.

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