The Foundation’s education grants are generally made to organizations that serve individuals and communities in the greater Chicago area. Leading U.S.-based programs that reach broader populations across the U.S. or internationally, or that have the potential to have a meaningful impact on best practices at the national or international level, are also considered for funding.
Organizations that do not serve populations in the greater Chicago area or do not meet the foregoing standards are rarely considered by the Board. As a result, they are generally discouraged from submitting inquiries to the Foundation.
Scientific Research Programs
The Foundation’s scientific research grants are made to leading organizations across the United States. In this priority area, the location of the program is less critical than the match with the Foundation’s grantmaking focus areas.