APPLY FOR GRANT
SUPPORTING IMPACTFUL CHARITIES
DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Before the stay-at-home orders in Illinois, we regularly volunteered for local charities, sponsored and attended fundraisers, and helped raise awareness for underserved causes. After the COVID-19 outbreak, we have continued to support nonprofit organizations through sponsorships, but in-person volunteer activities have not been possible under the required social distancing guidelines.
In an effort to continue our monthly support and engagement with impactful nonprofits, we are inviting organizations to apply for $5,000 grants, which will be awarded on a monthly basis starting in July and continuing through the rest of 2020.
Who Can Apply?
Any 501(c)(3) organization may apply, but preference will be given to:
organizations that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,
organizations that provide aid or services addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,
organizations with five (5) to forty-nine (49) full-time employees, and
organizations operating in the greater Chicago area.
5-Minute Online Application for $5,000 Grants
Selection and Award Process
SBBRG’s Philanthropy Committee (the “Committee”) will review applications on an ongoing, rolling basis. To be considered for the July grant, applications must be received by the end of June.
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.
The Committee will name at least three Nominees as “Finalists.”
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.
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
SBB Research Group ("SBBRG") is committed to supporting the community through this program and its other philanthropic efforts. Selections of Nominees, Finalists, and Winners will be at SBBRG's sole discretion, with particular consideration given towards maximizing the impact of SBBRG'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. SBBRG reserves the right to modify this program and these Terms and Conditions at any time, for any reason, and without notice.