• Northcenter Chamber Philanthropy & Grants


    One of the many was the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce invests in the Northcenter community is through a robust grant program tied to Ribfest and other community events.

    The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce is excited and proud to announce its program to fund local projects and initiatives through its Grant and Sponsorship Program for 2017. Since 2008, the Chamber's Philanthropy program has given more than $185,000 to local schools, nonprofits and organizations enriching and improving the quality of life in Northcenter. 

    Our Philanthropy program was developed by the chamber’s Philanthropy Committee and was designed to help fund projects with a charitable purpose in order to accomplish one or more of the following:

    • Sustain or enrich the Northcenter community
    • Highlight and raise the profile of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce and its members
    • Foster an atmosphere of giving within the Northcenter community

    At this time, the Philanthropy Committee will accept and review applications once a year, beginning in August 2017.

    Additional funds are expected to be available each year for this program.  Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the Philanthropy Committee with required approval by the Board of Directors for larger grants.  Both restricted and unrestricted funding shall be available as part of this program, though only 501(c)(3) organizations shall be eligible for unrestricted grants.

    We hope you will apply for a grant or sponsorship opportunity with the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce. If your organization or project is not a fit for this program, download and submit the application below. Applications must be submitted by August 1st, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

    If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Eanet by email at lindsay@northcenterchamber.com or by phone at (773) 525-3609.  Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Download Guidelines and Application Information (PDF

    As an example of how successful these grants can be for an organization, the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce approved a $4,000 matching grant to raise funds for the Coonley School Science Lab. This matching grant ignited a flood of donations that reached a total of $37,000 - way to go Coonley!