WOODLAWN ADVISORY COUNCIL COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANT MARKS FUTURE WITH OPENING GRANT APPLICATIONS



WOODLAWN ADVISORY COUNCIL COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANT MARKS FUTURE WITH OPENING GRANT APPLICATIONS 

 

501(C)(3) CHARITIES WITHIN WOODLAWN COMMUNITY

 ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEEK APPLICATION

 

INVESTMENT GRANT HOPES TO HELP MINORITY-LED NON-PROFITS 

EXPAND IN EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY

 


(Woodlawn, IL) The Woodlawn Advisory Council is thrilled to announce the opening of the Community Investment Grant program. Designated by the Woodlawn Community Development Trust, the Woodlawn Advisory Council will identify eligible not-for-profit community organizations serving Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood and surrounding communities. These organizations will be considered for community investment grants through a structured grant process. The grant program will offer up to $2.5-3 million in grants to 501(C)(3) organizations that serve the Woodlawn community. These grants are being funded by the surplus proceeds of the Woodlawn Community Development Corporation (“WCDC”) bankruptcy estate.


Gina B. Krol, trustee of the WCDC bankruptcy estate states, “The purpose of the grants is to improve the lives of those who live in Woodlawn and the surrounding area by providing resources for community programs that seek to build, and strengthen the Woodlawn neighborhood and its residents.”


Qualifications to apply include organizations that are a Pub78 Verified 501(c)(3) Public Charity, have been operating for a minimum of three years; possess a fully functional website; and organizations that have a majority minority-led and/or minority-served organizational structure. Additional eligibility requirements will be shared with interested parties.


Grant awards will focus on organizations looking to expand in several key areas: Media, Literacy Programs of All Ages, Workforce Development, Youth Development Programs, Affordable Housing, and Food Equity. The Woodlawn Advisory Council also encourages applications from 501(C)(3) organizations located in the Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Englewood, South Shore, and Greater Grand Crossing communities that serve the Woodlawn neighborhood.


 Organizations seeking more information are encouraged to email the Woodlawn Advisory Council at waccommunitygrant@gmail.com between August 1 thru August 30, 2024.

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