Skokie Community Foundation (SCF) invites proposals in which organizations collaborate for the benefit of Skokie residents.  SCF seeks to invest in organizations and projects that are poised to make a difference in the lives of Skokie residents and strengthen the community beyond the grant period. These proposals should also be scalable and sustainable.

Applications may be based upon new initiatives, pilot projects, or continuing improvements to projects that have shown long-term, positive impact. SCF typically funds grants in the amount of $5,000. Proposals may request up to $10,000. Preference will be given to proposals that directly address how the project will benefit Skokie residents in areas of clearly identified needs. SCF fosters a supportive, engaged and dynamic community in Skokie through meaningful giving, collaboration and community programming.

SCF places particular priority on proposals that:

  • Use a Collective Impact model, which is a network of community members, organizations, and institutions who advance equity by learning together, aligning, and integrating their actions to achieve population and systems level change.
  • Bring about unity in diversity and emphasize the importance of breaking down barriers, building relationships, and working toward a shared vision of unity and mutual respect and understanding in the Skokie community.

For complete details of the 2025 Skokie Community Foundation grant process and required materials:

2025 SCF Grant Application

Submit your grant proposal here for the 2025 Skokie Community Foundation Grant Cycle. Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, September 4, 2024, 11:59 pm CST in order to be considered.

  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
    All application materials must be combined and submitted as ONE (1) .pdf file.

Helpful Documents

Each grant proposal must include a budget form.
Download an empty budget form for submission.

Download the rubric our directors use to
score and rank grant proposals.