2017 Junior League of Springfield Capacity Building Grant Program

Deadline: July 17 2017 at 11:59 PM CDT (Midnight)


Through Good Works CONNECT and the support of The Lumpkin Family Foundation, we are pleased to be able to support nonprofits with micro-grants in central Illinois. Micro-grants are awards of up to $1,500 for attendance by nonprofit staff and board members at trainings and professional development programs of their own choosing.

Micro-grants are strategic investments in people and organizations to be used to defray the cost of attending programs targeted at improving the management, governance and leadership of the applicant organization.

**More about Eligible Projects**
Micro-grants can be used to send staff or board members to a specific workshop or conference or to engage a consultant to provide customized training to one or more organizations.

Micro-grants are not intended for training or consulting that focuses on the programmatic side of the organization's work.

Organizations may include all costs related to their participation in the proposed professional development opportunity including: registration or consulting fees, travel, meals, lodging and other applicable costs.


* The maximum grant amount is $1,500, and the organization must pay no less than 20% of the total cost.
* Your organization must be in Sangamon, Christian or Montgomery county to complete this application (other counties may apply through goodworksconnect.org).
* Micro-grants will only support FUTURE opportunities, not trainings or professional development that has already occurred.
* Organizations can only apply for one micro-grant.

Note: Preference will be given to organizations with an annual budget of less than $1 million.