Foundation funding contains links to state, regional, and national foundations which offer funding to nonprofits. Many foundations have programs that are ongoing or have annual deadlines. Some of the foundations listed are givers to national, state, and local organizations. Please check the individual Foundation Grants listed below for complete eligibility and current deadlines.
Academy of General Dentistry Foundation - Scholarship Funding
Awards five dental student members a scholarship of $5,000 each from the AGD Foundation Education Fund.
Focuses grant-making on issues that lead to meaningful
improvements in health and the health care system.
Funding for programs targeted at cultural heritage, leadership
and community service initiatives.
Seeks to advance science education, improve quality of care and
access for patients, and support resources that create sound
communities where Amgen staff members live and work.
Avon Foundation for Women
Provides grants to organizations in the areas of breast cancer,
domestic violence and emergency disaster relief.
and psychological services to economically disadvantaged children
Helps organizations focused on improving health and creating more
Provides grants in the areas of education, cancer care and services
Aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves
better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly
for society's most vulnerable.
Donors Forum of Chicago
Funding resource for networking and education, information
and knowledge, and leadership on behalf of philanthropy in Illinois.
Eli Lilly Foundation
Makes grants to qualified organizations that improve patient
outcomes, especially in Lilly’s therapeutic areas of interest;
enhance the quality of life in communities in which Lilly has
a presence; and improve education and educational opportunities,
with a priority on science and health.
fields of urban and community affairs, culture, education, community
welfare, health, and environment, primarily serving the people of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Chicago.
Funding priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are
young children from birth to three years of age.
Supports charitable activities that promote healthy lives and
Grantmaking program in the United States focuses on human and
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Supports and initiates programs that directly serve the needs of
children living in urban poverty. Priority is given to initiatives
addressing children’s health, education, and microfinance.
Michael Reese Health Trust
Committed to improving the health of the region’s most vulnerable
residents: the poor, children and youth, people with disabilities,
the elderly, immigrants and refugees, and the uninsured.
Nick Traina Foundation
Supports organizations involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment,
and/or family support of manic-depression, and other forms of mental
illness, suicide prevention, child abuse and children in jeopardy, and
provides assistance to struggling musicians in the areas of
Polk Brothers Foundation
Seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago by
partnering with local nonprofit organizations that work to reduce
the impact of poverty and provide area residents with better access
to quality education, preventive health care and basic human services.
Sara Lee Foundation
Focus areas include: food-related programs; healthy lifestyles;
women’s self-sufficiency; diverse and highly visible cultural programs.
Sony USA Foundation
Focuses on several distinct areas: arts education, arts and culture,
health and human services, civic and community outreach, education,
Grants focused on helping people increase their literacy and educational
achievement; avoid domestic violence; and achieve/sustain their health
VNA Foundation is a grant making foundation serving the Chicago metropolitan area. They provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that offer home- and community-based healthcare to the medically underserved. Their focus has been unwavering for the past 100 years: helping the men, women and children of Chicago who lack access to basic health services.
Walgreen's Company Contributions Program
Provides grants to improve access to health and wellness in the community;
pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives; civic and community
outreach; and emergency and disaster relief.
Washington Square Health Foundation
Grants funds in order to promote and maintain access to adequate healthcare
for all people in the Chicagoland area regardless of race, sex, creed or