Apply

Please review application process information below and contact granthelp@crown-chicago.com with questions.

Eligibility

Your organization must have 501(c)(3) status or fiscal sponsorship from an organization with 501(c)(3) status. For geographic and budgetary parameters please refer to specific funding area pages for details. CFP does not accept applications for film, videos, exhibitions, lobbying efforts, event sponsorships or projects by individuals.

Funding Priorities

To determine whether your organization fits with CFP's priorities, please refer to specific funding area pages for details.

Application Process

Letter of Intent (LOI)

Before applying for funding, you must register an account for your organization in CFP's online portal. Please follow the instructions in the "Register" section here to create an account.

Once registered, please use one of the links below to submit an LOI to the appropriate program (please note these links are only active while areas are actively accepting LOIs):

Program Area Cycle LOI Deadline
Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs Fall 2017 Invitation only
Education Spring 2018 Invitation only
Environment Fall 2017 N/A
Global Health Fall 2017 N/A
Health Fall 2017 Invitation only
Human Services Spring 2018 Invitation only
Jewish Charitable Fall 2017 June 15

Proposal Invitation

After we review your LOI, if we believe your request is a good match for CFP, we will email you an invitation asking you to submit a grant proposal along with instructions on how to do so. If your organization is invited to submit a proposal, our program staff will likely contact you to ask clarifying questions about the proposal and/or to schedule a site visit.

Reporting

Grant reports and deadlines will be listed in the portal when a grant is awarded. Automatic reminders will be sent one month prior to reporting deadlines. Report requirements may be reviewed in the portal at any point in advance of the deadline.