The Foundation makes approximately $2.7 million in grants per year.
The average size of a Foundation grant is $18,000. Programmatic requests are typically in the range of $10,000 to $25,000. Capital requests range from $10,000 to $50,000. If awarded, grants usually arrive in multiple payments when they are above $25,000.
While a 501(c)(3) designation is preferred, the organization may on occasion partner with a 501(c)(3) as its fiscal agent. Please contact the Field Foundation to clarify and confirm eligibility.
You can address your proposal to a Program Officer, the Grant Manager or the Executive Director.
No, the Field Foundation only accepts proposals in hard copy on or before the deadline date at its office before 5pm.
No. The Foundation does not make grants to help individuals start a small business, pay school or college tuition, cover medical bills, pay off debts, and help buy or build a home or any similar purpose.
The Foundation supports institutions and agencies primarily serving the people of Chicago. On occasion, the Foundation will support organizations in suburban Cook County. Please contact program staff for clarification.
An organization can submit only one proposal per cycle and may only receive one grant per year.
Grants are renewable through separate requests annually for up to three consecutive years.
Approximately $125,000 with a range of $10,000 to $1 million.