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posted: 12/12/2013 11:04 AM

Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

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Lake County Community Foundation submission

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. Monday, Feb. 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.

Full eligibility requirements and submission guidelines are at

In June 2013, The Lake County Community Foundation announced $199,900 in grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations that demonstrated exceptional commitment to serving the urgent needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the county.

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

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 the county.

Together, they have contributed more than $2.5 million to 80 nonprofit organizations that support basic human needs, community development, education and health throughout Lake County.

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