Before submitting a Grant Application, please verify that your request meets the following minimum qualifications:
Applicant organization can demonstrate that it is an IRS-registered not-for-profit entity. Grants cannot be made to individual persons.
Applicant organization is located within the United States. Please note that preference is generally given to causes located in Illinois or Ohio, with the exception of the Railroad Heritage category which is available nationally. We cannot approve grants to organizations outside the United States.
The grant will be used for one or more of the Foundation's five purpose categories: Diversity, Railroad Heritage, Parks and Gardens, Disadvantaged Youth, or The Arts.