All applications to be submitted online with uploaded documents. A confirmation email will be sent to you after the application is received. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it within 10 minutes of submitting your application.

All applications are due by 5pm, CST, Monday, June 3, 2024 – No exceptions!

Our Grant Committee will inform you via email of your acceptance or denial as a 2024 beneficiary on or before August 1, 2024.

A follow up grant report will be due Friday May 30, 2025 for organizations who receive this grant. Failure to comply will disqualify you for future grants.

Grant Application

  • Your Information

  • Organization History, and Mission of the Organization:

  • Program Specifics including Participants:

  • Population Served:

  • New Program or Established Program:

  • Collaboration:

  • Board Giving and Participation:

  • Volunteerism:

  • Stories

  • Relevant Information:

  • Along with the application, the following items must be included and submitted by the due date:

    • Organization budget
    • Program budget (showing how grant funds will be used)
    • Organization W-9
    • IRS 501c3 determination letter
    • Board members – employer/position, if retired, former profession
    • Demographics – Impact (Families served, Individuals served, Intake criteria, Length of time client served, Geographic area served (Do you refer clients out of your basic serving area to a pantry closer to their home?)
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    • Required: Each organization applying for this grant must provide volunteers for our Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Fun Run:

      • Volunteers are needed the Saturday and Sunday prior to Thanksgiving for our registration and packet pick-up site – the Knights of Columbus, Elmhurst, as well as Thanksgiving morning at Elmhurst University.
      • Volunteer criteria – 18 years or above. Minors are welcome if with parent/adult.
      • If your organization is selected as a beneficiary, your Volunteer Coordinator will work with our staff to fill time slots, generally these time slots are 3 hours in length.
      • If your organization is unable to provide volunteers, you will not be eligible to apply for these grant funds.
      • If your organizations volunteers do not show up for their scheduled volunteer shift, this may disqualify you from receiving these funds.