IL Grant Sources

This list of top-giving Illinois foundations is from GrantDomain, The Grantsmanship Center's funding database. All listed foundations have been prescreened to ensure they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate an interest in receiving proposals. Some foundations that give large amounts of money have been omitted because they don't meet these criteria. More detailed information about these foundations (program areas, types of funding, and application procedures) can be found on GrantDomain, as can additional resources (some for free).

Our innovation hub members also learn about other grants given by entities both within and outside of Illinois.

Abbott Fund

Ace Hardware Foundation

The Allstate Foundation

Alphawood Foundation

The ALSAM Foundation

Aon Foundation

Arie & Ida Crown Memorial

The Arthur Foundation

Blum-Kovler Foundation

Caterpillar Foundation

The Chicago Community Trust

Circle of Service Foundation

Davee Foundation

Dillon Foundation

Dr. Ralph & Marian Falk Medical Research Trust

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Foglia Family Foundation

Frank E. Payne & Seba B. Payne Foundation

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Grainger Foundation

Grand Victoria Foundation

Helen Brach Foundation

Illinois Tool Works Foundation

The Irving Harris Foundation

John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

John Deere Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Michael Reese Health Trust

Motorola Solutions Foundation

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation

Polk Brothers Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Rotary Foundation

The Spencer Foundation

State Farm Companies Foundation

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund


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