Thank you for your interest in the Neighborhood Grants Initiative. We are currently accepting grant applications for the Winter Project Period. The application form is available on this page and will remain open until February 28th or until all funds for the project period are awarded.

Please review the following information before filling out the application located at the bottom of the page.


Key dates for the current project period: Winter 2020-21

  • Dates of project execution: December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

  • Application period: Rolling deadline open until February 28, 2021

  • Grant awards: Decisions will be communicated within 10 business days from application submission

  • Project completion and final report deadline: March 31, 2021 

  • Groups that complete a project prior to February 28th may submit an additional application for the same project period


Geographical boundaries for grant eligibility

West Pullman


Greater Grand Crossing 



If your project takes place within a few blocks of any of these boundaries, but has the potential to impact people in the focus area, please contact us as your project may still be eligible. 


Application instructions

This video covers important information about the program as well as changes that we've implemented for the Winter 2020-21 application process. Please watch this before getting started on your application.





If you still have questions after reviewing the video and our resources listed above, or if you would like to talk with us about your project idea and application, please reach out to us! We would love to hear from you.


Phone: (312)-563-0296 x313


Program page

New to the Neighborhood Grants Initiative? You can find more information about the program by visiting our webpage.

Program Page


The Application

Thank you for your interest in the Neighborhood Grants Initiative Program. Before submitting your application, please watch the video posted above.

Remember, be as detailed as possible throughout your application. Each detail you include helps to paint a picture for us, and what's obvious to you about your project idea may not be obvious to us, so the more information you include in your written responses and budget, the better we will be able to understand what you want to accomplish through your project.

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