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The SBB Research Group Foundation recognizes the profound challenges facing the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For that reason, the firm launched this special grant program to continue its support and engagement with impactful nonprofits during the pandemic.


Online Application for $5,000 Grants

The SBBRG Foundation recognizes that organizations have limited time and resources already, so the grant application is just 10 short questions. Click here to apply.

Who Can Apply?

Any 501(c)(3) organization may apply, but preference will be given to:

  1. Organizations that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

  2. Organizations that provide aid or services addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

  3. Organizations with five (5) to forty-nine (49) full-time employees

  4. Organizations operating in the greater Chicago area

Selection & Award Process

  1. The SBBRG Foundation's Committee will review applications on an ongoing, rolling basis.

  2. The Committee will select certain candidates as “Nominees” and contact them for a brief phone or video call to learn more about their organization’s mission and work.

  3. The Committee will name a select number of Nominees as “Finalists.”

  4. Finalists will be invited to give a formal presentation for up to ten (10) minutes to the Committee via video conference; the Committee will ask follow-up questions.

  5. The Committee will vote to select at least one (1) Winner per month, who shall receive a grant of five thousand dollars ($5,000) and the opportunity to pursue additional funding opportunities from SBB Research Group. All other Finalists shall receive one thousand dollars ($1,000).

Terms and Conditions

The SBB Research Group Foundation is committed to supporting the community through this program and its other philanthropic efforts. Selections of Nominees, Finalists, and Winners will be at The SBBRG Foundation's sole discretion, with particular consideration given towards maximizing the impact of The SBBRG Foundation's grants and overall philanthropic mission.


An organization may apply for a grant through this program one (1) time per calendar year. Applicants that have not been selected as a Finalist or Winner will still be considered in subsequent months, so organizations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


While this grant program may appear on other websites and grant directories (e.g., Grant Gopher), the official Terms and Conditions, which may be updated from time to time, are governed by this website only. The SBBRG Foundation reserves the right to modify this program and these Terms and Conditions at any time, for any reason, and without notice.

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