Our mission is land conservation and artistic vitality in the Chicago region and Lowcountry of South Carolina.
We are currently revising our applications and guidelines. Please check back the last week of January 2014 for new materials. In the meantime, you can review our general guidelines and sample applications.
Proposals are reviewed twice a year. We do not accept LOIs (letters of inquiry or intent). Your complete proposal must be submitted online by 11:59pm Central Time on the following deadlines:
Friday, April 11, 2014 for review at our July 2014 board meeting
Friday, August 1, 2014 for review at our November 2014 board meeting
At its July 2013 meeting the board decided that it will no longer review applications at its annual March retreat. Concentrating our grant requests in two cycles per year will free up our board and staff to dive deeper into our issue areas and explore how better to serve you, our many partners. We have contacted affected grantees, but if you have any questions, please contact Grants Manager Susan Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-977-2700.
Questions? Please Contact Us!
Whether you are a first-time or returning grantseeker, we strongly encourage you to contact us before applying:
Arthur Pearson - Director, Chicago Program at 312-977-2709
John Sands - Director, Lowcountry Program at 843-651-3793
If you have questions about the proposal process, please contact Susan Clark, Grants Manager, at email@example.com or 312-977-2700.