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 need to complete the application form and return to the Executive Director by the deadline which is strictly enforced.  Those applying are notified of receipt of their application.


  • 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

  • The Foundation has awarded grants over $330,000 since 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 | 



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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