Grant Program Overview

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

Grant applications must be completed using our online system.

Grant applications are made available via the table below when each program opens. Applications typically open four to six weeks before their deadlines.

Grant reports must also be submitted online.

Grant report forms for each program are linked in the table below.

Grant Applications & Report Forms

Grant Applications Opens Deadline Focus Area Grant Report Forms and Deadlines
(for recent grant recipients only)
COVID-19 Response Fund - - Issue: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Area: Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties
Grant Report Form
Submit report within 60 days of receiving grant.
King’s Daughters Organization Fund Jan. 3, 2022 Feb. 4, 2022 Issue: Senior Citizen Programs
Area: Sangamon County
Grant Report Form
December 3, 2021
The Women's Fund
(Women for Women giving circle)
Jan. 3, 2022 Feb. 4, 2022 Issue: Women and Children's Programs
Area: Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties
Progress Report: August 31, 2021
Final Report: December 31, 2021
Junior League of Springfield Capacity Building Grant Program April 1, 2022 May 13, 2022 Issue: Professional Development for Nonprofits
Area: Sangamon, Montgomery and Christian counties
Grant Report Form
Six months after completion of training
Access to Recreation June 1, 2022 July 15, 2022 Issue: Accessible Recreation Programs for People with Disabilities
Area: Sangamon County
Grant Report Form
June 1, 2022
CFLL Historic Preservation Fund June 1, 2022 July 15, 2022 Issue: Historic Preservation
Area: Springfield, Illinois
Grant Report Form
June 1, 2022
Community Grants Program June 1, 2022 July 15, 2022 Issue: Any Charitable Focus
Area: Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties
Grant Report Form
June 1, 2022

Future Fund
(Young Philanthropists giving circle)

Oct. 1, 2021 Nov. 5, 2021 Issue: Childhood Development and Education
Area: Sangamon County
Grant Report Form
July 1, 2022