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 considered for funding by invitation only.
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, the Foundation does not accept grantseeker inquiries for education projects, programs, or partnerships outside of the greater Chicago area.
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.
Consideration for funding in these areas is by invitation only. The Foundation does not accept grantseeker inquiries in scientific research.