Apply for a Grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant. In order to be helpful to applicants the Foundation's Board of Directors provides the following information regarding how the Foundation does its work and how it goes about making funding decisions. 

 

Summary of the grant process: 

 

  • The Foundation announces that applications are being accepted and what funds are available for grants.   

 

  • Those seeking grants complete the application forms and return them to the Foundation Executive Director by the deadline, Monday, September 3, 2018.  Deadlines are strictly enforced.  Those applying are notified of receipt of their applications.  Late applications are not considered.

 

  • Committee members read each application thoroughly and independently.   This is done via "blind review", in which the reviewers do not know the identity of the applicant.  

 

  • Readers independently evaluate the grant with a numerical rating system relative to the criteria for the application.  For example, they will note:
     

    • the detail and completeness of the project description  

    • how the project purports to advance the counseling profession

    •  whether the work will benefit only the applicant or also others

    • how well the project fits with the Foundation’s Mission and purpose
       

  • Once decisions are made, applicants are notified.  The Foundation has awarded grants nearly $230,000 since the first grant in 2007.  The grant awarding process is competitive and dependent on availability of funds.  

The Foundation is dedicated to Empowering Professionals and Enriching Lives through the grant awards.  Past recipients are often willing to serve as mentors and the Executive Director and Board President are always available for your comments and questions. Good luck!

 

Open Grant Applications: 

Empowering Professionals. . . Enriching Lives

Contact Us
Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling

28 Shorewood Drive | Macomb, IL 61455
309.306.1193 | info@advancingcounseling.org 

 

 

In January 2017 the Secretary of State approved the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation's request to conduct business as the
Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling.

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