Children holding a sign with CFWC Grant Cycle Now Accepting Applications

The FY2024 CFWC Grant Season is Open!

    CFWC is accepting applications for the FY2024 Community Partner Grant Cycle.

      2024 Grant Cycle Application

      Grant making is at the heart of The Community Foundation of Will County’s work to enhance the quality of life in Will County. We award grants annually to not-for-profits for a broad array of charitable purposes in the area such as healthcare, human services, education and cultural arts.

      With our Community Partner Grants, we seek to be a responsive and proactive community partner with the not-for-profit sector. We do not provide general funding for daily operations, but may provide essential administrative costs to launch or conduct the project. Instead, our grants seek to address larger issues of importance in our community, especially those which:

        • Reflect a strategic collaborative partnership – not-for-profits working together to address a wider need;
        • Address a critical need impacting a wide segment of the community;
        • Build the organizational capacity of a nonprofit to be more effective and efficient in how they do their work.

        Community Partner Grants Timeline

        • Online Application made available April 1, 2024
        • Grant application due (11:59 P.M.) May 31, 2024
        • Applications reviewed Summer 2024
        • Notifications sent to applicants late August 2024


        Please be advised this is a new application system. Please follow the prompts to login and start the application process. There will be a video tutorial in your dashboard that we encourage you to watch.

        If you experience any problems or have questions, please email us at, or call the Community Foundation directly at 815.201.3700.

        Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

        Diamond Sponsors

        Edward Jones logo

        Platinum Sponsors

        ExxonMobile logo

        Gold Sponsors

        Sentinus Logo
        Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits logo

        Silver Sponsors

        Hometown National Bank
        Heart Haven Outreach

        Bill & Diane Habiger

        Billy and Liese Hearth

        Dr. David Livingston

        Dr. Theresa Rouse

        Bronze Sponsors

        Edna and Saul Brass
        Ascension logo

        Tricia and Danny Simpson

        Dr. Nadia and Michael Carpanzano