All applicants must be invited to apply for a grant from North Shore Exchange.  Please review our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS below to insure that your organization is an appropriate match for our funding.  The grant process for 2016 is now closed, with our winners being announced in September 2016. If you are interested in applying for one of our grants for 2017, please fill out the form below to be considered by our Philanthropy Committee.  Questions?  Call Sandy at (847) 835-4442.  We appreciate your interest!

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Q: What organizations have received grants from the NSE?

A:  2015

  • Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development (BUILD)
  • The Cara Program
  • Center for Changing Lives
  • Chicago Debate Commission
  • The Chicago Lighthouse -- Kane Legal Clinic
  • Christopher House
  • Connections for Abused Women and their Children
  • Connections for the Homeless
  • EMBARC
  • Family Focus
  • Family Promise
  • Family Service of Glencoe
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • H.O.M.E.
  • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
  • LaCasa Norte
  • The Night Ministry
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • NorthPointe Resources
  • Uptown People's Law Center
  • YMCA Evanston North Shore

2014

  • Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center
  • Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development (BUILD)
  • Center for Changing Lives
  • Christopher House
  • EMBARC
  • Family Promise
  • Family Service of Glencoe
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • H.O.M.E.
  • House of the Good Shepherd
  • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
  • LaCasa Norte
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • The Cara Program
  • The Night Ministry
  • Uptown People's Law Center
  • YWCA Evanston North Shore

2013

  • Family Promise
  • Family Service of Glencoe
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • H.O.M.E.
  • LaCasa Norte
  • Midwest Food Bank
  • Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA)
  • The Night Ministry

 

Q: What is the criteria for receiving an NSE Grant?

A:  The compatibility of your organization's request with the NSE Mission Statement, as noted above, is critical for consideration.

Q: What types of organizations have received grants in the past?

A: The grants have served organizations that support children and families that are at or below the poverty level in the following categories:

  • Disabilities
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Elderly
  • Healthcare
  • Homelessness
  • Hunger
  • Legal Rights
  • Mental Health

Q: Can a faith-based organizations apply?

A:  At this time, we are not accepting grant applications from organizations that are faith-based.

Q:  Will site visits be scheduled?

A:  You may arrange for a tour of your facility.

Q:  Who should I contact for more information?

A:  Scott Javore, Chair, NSE Philanthropy Committee, sjavore@javorearchitects.com.