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 4, 2019

Senior Citizen Programs Grant Report Form

December 31, 2019

King’s Daughters Organization Blackstock Fund

Application Deadline:  Feb 4, 2019

Alzheimer's/dementia patients and their caregivers  Grant Report Form

December 31, 2019


The Women's Fund

(Women for Women Giving Circle)

Application Deadline:  Feb 4, 2019


Women and Childrens Programs Progress Report

Final Report
December 31, 2019

Junior League of Springfield Capacity Building Grant Program 

Application Deadline:  May 3, 2019                                 

Professional Development for Nonprofits in Sangamon, Montgomery and Christian Counties

Six months after completion of training
Access to Recreation

Application Deadline:  Aug 5, 2019

Accessible Recreation Programs for People with Disabilities

June 1, 2019

CFLL Historic Preservation Fund

Application Deadline:  Aug 5, 2019

Historic Preservation in Springfield, Illinois Grant Report Form
June 1, 2019
Community Grants Program

Application Deadline:  Aug 30, 2019
Any Charitable Focus

June 1, 2019

Future Fund

(Young Philanthropists Giving Circle)

Application Deadline:  Nov 1, 2019
Childhood Development and Education
Aug 31, 2019
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