Charitable Trust Program Seeks to Help Small Non-Profits

The Charitable Trust grant program seeks to help small non-profits with annual budgets of $1 million or less that provide food, housing, or workforce and economic development assistance. Grant applicants located in an area that suffers from pervasive poverty, unemployment, and economic distress will be given special attention. Applications will be accepted through September 30.


For the Fall 2022 grant cycle, applications will be accepted from July 1 through September 30 in three categories: Food Programs, Housing Programs, and Workforce and Economic Development. Charitable Trust is intended to help small non-profits with annual budgets of $1 million or less. Grant applicants located in an area where pervasive poverty, unemployment, and economic distress exist will be given special attention. Applicants will need to complete the online application in full, including all requested documents and forms. Applicants without access to a computer or the Internet should contact the State Treasurer’s office at (217) 836-4590. The application requests basic information about the non-profit organization and leadership. Applicants will also be asked to certify their eligibility for this grant, write a narrative on how the grant money will be spent, and provide supporting documentation that shows their non-profit has filed appropriate forms with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, the Illinois Attorney General’s office, and the Federal Government, and other information that demonstrates the fiscal health of the organization.