Charitable Trust Grant Opportunity for Illinois Nonprofits

Are you a non-profit? The Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund (“Fund”) was created in 2007 to help small non-profits across Illinois. Money for the Fund comes from the filing fees not-for-profit organizations pay to incorporate with the State of Illinois.  The program is funded by non-profits and exists to support non-profits.

Charitable Trust is intended to help small non-profits with annual budgets of $1 million or less.  Grant applicants located in an area where pervasive poverty, unemployment, and economic distress exist will be given special attention.

The Spring 2024 Grant Cycle, running from January 1 – March 31 2024, will award grants to non-profit charitable programs in two categories: Food and Housing. The Fall 2024 Grant Cycle, running from July 1 – September 30, will award grants to organizations in two categories: Food and Economic & Workforce Development.

The Charitable Trust Grant program has awarded $4.2 Million in grants to 211 charitable organizations in 65 cities across Illinois.

Learn more about the Illinois Charitable Trust Grant program here: Michael W. Frerichs – Illinois State Treasurer: Charitable Trust (