The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln accepts grant applications for several programs and charitable funds throughout the year. The Community Foundation encourages nonprofit organizations in Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Montgomery, and Morgan counties to apply for funding from our competitive grantmaking funds when eligible.
Annual deadlines for competitive grant programs and final report due dates are noted in the chart below.
Who can apply
Each grant program at the Foundation is unique in what it funds and who is eligible to apply. Please review the grant information for each program carefully to make sure your organization meets the specific criteria. Applications are generally accepted from:
- registered 501(c)(3) charitable organizations
- faith-based organizations (proposals must benefit all, regardless of religion, and be for service provided which is not religious in nature)
- public or private schools (proposals must be for projects that exceed the school’s budget funding)
- units of government or municipalities
All grant applications must be completed using our online system.
You may start an application and come back to complete it later. The system is very user-friendly and eliminates the need for applicants to make multiple copies of applications and materials for each grant program. If you have any questions about the system, please contact the Community Foundation at 217-789-4431.
All final reports must also be submitted online
Use the links in the table below
Click on the name of the program to access the online application system. There is a 'Preview Application' feature to view the full proposal before logging in to the system or creating an account. Most applications are will be made available through this page 30 days before the deadline.