grants & scholarships

Grant Deadlines & Applications

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln accepts grant applications for several programs and charitable funds throughout the year.

Annual deadlines for competitive grant programs and final report due dates are noted in the chart below.

All grant applications must be completed using our online system. You may start an application and come back to complete it later. The system is very user-friendly and eliminates the need for applicants to make multiple copies of applications and materials for each grant program. If you have any questions about the system, please contact the Community Foundation at 217-789-4431.

All final reports must also be submitted online, using the links below.

Click on the name of the program to access the online application system. There is a 'Preview Application' feature to view the full proposal before logging in to the system or creating an account. Most applications are will be made available through this page 30 days before the deadline.

Grant Applications
(click on hyperlinks to access applications)

 Focus Area
Grant Report 
Forms and Deadlines 
(for recent grant recipients only)

King’s Daughters Organization Fund

Application Deadline:  Feb 3, 2020

 Issue: Senior Citizen Programs

 Area: Sangamon County
Grant Report Form

December 31, 2020


The Women's Fund

(Women for Women Giving Circle)

Application Deadline:  Feb 3, 2020


 Issue: Women and Children's Programs

 Area: Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties
Progress Report

Final Report
December 31, 2020

Junior League of Springfield Capacity Building Grant Program 

Application Deadline:  May 4, 2020                                 

 Issue: Professional Development for Nonprofits

 Area: Sangamon, Montgomery and Christian counties

Six months after completion of training
Access to Recreation

Application Deadline:  Aug 3, 2020

 Issue: Accessible Recreation Programs for People with Disabilities

 Area: Sangamon County

June 1, 2020

CFLL Historic Preservation Fund

Application Deadline:  Aug 3, 2020

 Issue: Historic Preservation

 Area: Springfield, Illinois
Grant Report Form
June 1, 2020
Community Grants Program

Application Deadline:  Sept 4, 2020
 Issue: Any Charitable Focus

 Area: Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties

June 1, 2020

Future Fund

(Young Philanthropists Giving Circle)

Application Deadline:  Nov 2, 2020
 Issue: Childhood Development and Education

 Area: Sangamon County
Aug 31, 2020
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