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Your Application Starting Point

Initial Inquiry

In order to ensure that your time and the time of the Foundation Directors is well used, we ask all grant seeking organizations to submit a brief inquiry as a first step. Inquiries of interest to the foundation will then be invited to submit a complete application.

Getting Started

Initial Application Request

Complete the form below to submit an initial inquiry. You will be contacted with either an invitation to submit a full application or a note declining to pursue your project. 

Grant Guidelines

  • Be a 501(c)3 Organization
  • Serve people in Rockford, IL or a nearby community.
  • Have a proposed project that addresses Environment, Education or Arts & Culture.

Organization and Contact Information

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Upload a copy of the IRS Exemption letter for your organization or other proof of charitable status.

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