We believe Elgin is a great place to live and work where all residents should have the opportunity to contribute and thrive. To produce equitable outcomes, its social, education, and economic systems must be well-coordinated, responsive and inclusive. The result is a stronger community that represents the diverse voices and perspectives of its people.

Our Vision: Inclusive civic engagement and high functioning human services, education, and economic systems are supported so all Elgin residents can thrive.

Who Should Apply

This grantmaking program awards grants in the following categories:

  • Mission Grants: to organizations that effectively and inclusively meet the needs and wants of the community. We give priority to organizations located in Elgin, serve Elgin residents, and deliver high-quality programs
  • Partnership and Collaboration Grants: to organizations that partner with other local institutions to coordinate the building of high-functioning systems that bring about positive community change

Please contact us at (312) 609-0200 or info@grandvictoriafdn.org if you have questions about our Elgin program.

To learn more about the application process, please visit our How to Apply page. To begin your application, please visit our Grant Portal to submit your Letter of Inquiry.

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