Illinois non-profits encouraged to apply for grant money through Charitable Trust program

Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs says 10 non-profits will split the funding, with grants of up to $20,000 each.(WJBC File Photo)

By IIS Radio

SPRINGFIELD – Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for grant funding through Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs’ office.

$200,000 is up for grabs through the office’s Charitable Trust program. 10 non-profits will split the funding, with grants of up to $20,000 each says Frerichs.

“The Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund assists small non-profits with annual budgets of $1 million or less,” says Frerichs. “Money comes from filing fees non-profits pay when incorporating in the state of Illinois. Not for personal or property tax.”

Applications are due by March 31. Further details are available at ilcharitabletrust.com

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