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.Art Grants.

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund! We are pleased to partner with non-profit organizations, schools, libraries, and community groups who support the arts and arts programs.

There are two grant cycles per calendar year for the Art Grant. We will begin accepting applications for the first grant cycle on March 15 through May 1 with announcements in early June. Applications will also be accepted October 15 through December 1 with grant announcements made in early January.

  • Non-Profit Organizations: Grants are available to non-profit organizations throughout LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam Counties. Proof of non-profit status is required, and a copy of your 501(c)3 letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must be attached to your grant application.

  • Schools, Libraries, Community Groups: Grants must be used for charitable purposes that serve a broad range of your students, members and/or the community at large.

  • Excess Grant Funds: dollars must be returned. All grant dollars must be expended prior to the date indicated in the award letter.

  • Grant Approval: All grant awards are subject to availability of funds and the impact the program, project or initiative will have in the community. This is a competitive grant opportunity and applications will be evaluated on a measurable scale by the Grants Advisory Committee.

  • Grant Match: There is a 25% cash match required. Source of the cash match may be required.

  • Final Reports: All Final reports are due to the SRCCF office no later than 60 days after the completion of the project, event, or initiative. No additional awards will be granted unless the final report for an existing grant is received. The Final Grant Report document will be sent to you with the award check and is also available online.

.Submit an Application.

Submit your application and required documents using the form below, and a member of our team will be in touch with you if we need additional information.


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Committed to you and your future.

The Leadership Fund for Now provides is a fund established by Starved Rock Country Community Foundation to help build the core administrative fund and provide funds for immediate distribution to qualified individuals and agencies within our region.

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