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This new resource page can help your organization learn about important funding opportunities, develop your staff and stay current with the latest in our local nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Newsroom page will continually be updated with new events & announcements, so check it often and bookmark the newsroom page as a favorite.  Email [email protected] with your professional opportunity, contact for the event, and a website link for your announcement. We recommend adding your nonprofit organization’s events to the Volunteer Portal.

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Family Volunteer Day Grant

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Disney Friends for Change and generationOn is excited to offer 100 grants to support volunteer projects on Family Volunteer Day, November 19, 2016. Non-profits, schools and generationOn Clubs within the U.S. can […]

How the Community Reinvestment Act Benefits Your Nonprofit Organization

Cantigny 1S151 Winfield Road, Visitors Center Medill Room, Wheaton, IL

Giving DuPage – in partnership with Lisle Savings Bank & the West Suburban Philanthropic Network – invites you to ‘How the Community Reinvestment Act Benefits Your Nonprofit Organization,‘ program on August 17. Details: Banking institutions are required to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which encourages banks to meet the credit needs of the […]


ILCHF Innovation and Collaboration Tour – Grant Opportunity

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook 1909 Spring Road, Oakbrook, IL

The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) is seeking innovative and collaborative approaches to address children's healthcare issues and will be awarding grants ranging from $10K-$100K in three Illinois regions. The DuPage Foundation has joined the ILCHF as well as other local funders to co-host an Innovation and Collaboration Tour Stop on Friday, September 23 from […]

DuPage Bar Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Giving DuPage shares this grant opportunity from the DuPage Bar Foundation (DBF). The invitation is extended to 501(c)(3) organizations promoting the administration of justice. The DuPage Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the DuPage County Bar Association, invites the submission of grant applications until October 31, 2016. Applications are available by clicking here, or by visiting DuPage County […]

2016 Innovation and Collaboration Grant

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) invites responses to the 2016 Innovation & Collaboration Tour grant opportunity.  ILCHF is seeking innovative and collaborative approaches to address the healthcare care needs of children in the Northwest, Southwest and Collar Counties/Suburban Cook County regions of Illinois. Grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be announced in May, 2017.  ILCHF will […]

The FootPRINT Fund – Marketing Communications Grant

Several years ago, Allegra in Schaumburg launched its FootPRINT Fund, which awards marketing communications and print services, through Allegra in Schaumburg, to select applicant nonprofit organizations to help enhance their image, expand their services and extend their marketing communications and printing budgets. Details and application can be found at The FootPRINT Fund. The application deadline […]

Joymakers Challenge – generationOn

The holiday season can be a time where kids and teens have receiving on their mind, but the holidays are a great time to help them understand the joy of giving. Kids and teens across the country are developing kindness and compassion through giving back, and the Joy Maker Challenge makes it easy to get involved! […]

Introduction to Prospect Research: Finding Grants

Forefront Large Conference Room 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago, IL

At this free orientation, you will receive an introduction to Forefront Library, prospect research, and resources that support finding grants. Learn how to craft search queries with the assistance of our librarians. The workshop will provide a brief overview of the Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look […]


Verizon STEM Challenge Grant

In partnership with Verizon, Points of Light is launching a new grant opportunity for Affiliates. The Verizon STEM Challenge Grant will support Affiliates who manage innovative volunteer opportunities, addressing the most relevant STEM needs for the children in their community.This competitive RFP process includes grants ranging from $2,500 to $35,000, depending on the size and […]

Grant Writing for Nonprofits

Learn the basic skills needed to write a grant proposal tailored to the needs of a grant funder. Topics will include how to source a grant funder, understand their goals and tailor your proposal to meet them. This is a three session course with the opportunity to meet with the instructor for individual follow up […]

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