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Lake County Community Foundation

Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Grant Cycle --

deadline February 17, 2014

Waukegan, IL--December 4, 2013 - The Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, announces the 2014 grant cycle is now open and online Project Screening Forms will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014.

Eligible nonprofit organizations proposing projects aligned with the Foundation's funding priorities -- advancing Livable Communities, the development of Human Capital, Efficient Governance, Regional Mobility, Sustaining the Health and Human Services System and Advocacy and Public Policy -- are encouraged to submit Project Screening Forms for an opportunity to respond to the Foundation's Request for Proposal (RFP).

Full eligibility requirements and submission guidelines can be found at

In June 2013, The Lake County Community Foundation announced $199,900 in grants to ten local nonprofit organizations that demonstrated exceptional commitment to serving the urgent needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the county. A complete list of grant recipients can be viewed here:

For more information about the Foundation's grant making process, please visit or contact the Foundation's grants manager at

About The Lake County Community Foundation

Since 2003, The Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, has partnered with donors to leverage and guide their philanthropy to help transform the lives of the most vulnerable people across our county. Together, we have contributed over $2.5 million to 80 nonprofit organizations that support basic human needs, community development, education and health throughout Lake County. By connecting the generosity of donors across Lake County with the most pressing needs of the community, we ensure that our county thrives today and for generations to come.