Moraine Township Grant Program
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Grantees 2017




About Moraine Township's Grant Program

Moraine Township administers funds to provide responsive, efficient and compassionate services and support for residents in need.
Annual grants are made to a variety of nonprofit agencies providing non- sectarian programs or services for the benefit of people residing and/or working in Moraine Township. Programs funded must complement the mission of, but not duplicate services provided by, Moraine Township. Moraine Township Grant Program gives special priority to agencies helping the Township provide a safety net for its most vulnerable and economically disadvantaged residents, including services for elderly, youth, and residents with disabilities. Agencies chiefly supported by taxpayer dollars or otherwise affiliated with a taxing body are not eligible.
A volunteer Citizen Grant Advisory Committee recommends awards annually, and these are voted upon, in April or May, by Moraine Township Board of Trustees.

2022 Grant Application available.  Submit the completed application and supporting materials by email by March 1. Fax copies are not accepted. Download an application (pdf).
Please read the Guidelines to be sure your agency is qualified to apply. If there are any questions, applicants can contact Mark Haggarty or call 847-432-3240. The Township is happy to work with agencies unfamiliar with our application process, and hopes to save applicants the time involved in preparing applications that may not meet our criteria.
ALL questions on the application must be answered in full. Budgets must include all categories requested. Applications that do not follow the form and supply the requested information will be considered incomplete, and disqualified. Electronic submissions must be complete and sent by email no later than March 1.

Electronic submission: Please name your files to associate with your agency (not "Moraine Township"). (Instructions are on the form.)

Carefully review instructions on the Grant Application for the current year so that all materials required for a complete application are submitted as directed.

Grantees funded during one fiscal year are not guaranteed funding in successive years; amounts may also vary from year to year.

Contact Moraine Township with any questions by email or by phone, 847-432-3240.

Funding Amounts

In 2020, the Township awarded $175,000 in grants.

Funding support cannot be presumed from year to year.


Application guidelines may change from year to year. Renewing agencies should review annually to ensure their application meets current guidelines and includes all materials for a complete application.

Applicants are urged to contact the Township Clerk or a Grant Committee liaison to discuss any questions before submitting an application.

Applications are due to the Township Office by March 1.

The Citizen Grant Advisory Committee meets in March to discuss applications and make site visits or inquiries as needed. They Committee provides written, detailed recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees receives an oral and written report from the Advisory Committee at its regular Board meeting in April or May, and votes on grant awards.

Successful agencies are subsequently notified and requested to complete an agreement.

All grantees are required to make a presentation at a Township Board meeting sometime during the grant year to keep the public apprised of their programs, and to update the Board on who is being served by the Township's grant. Agency appearances are scheduled throughout the year, within six months of receiving the grant. Grantees are also required to submit an interim written report.

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Citizen Grant Advisory Committee

Citizen Grant Advisory Committee members, appointed by the Township Supervisor, review applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

Advisory committee members bring a wide variety of diverse experience and community involvement, and represent a cross-section of the demographics of the Township. Joining them as liaisons are two elected members of Moraine Township Board of Trustees.

Committee Members serving for 2022 are led by John Ropiequet, Chair; Members Laura Biagi, Gail Feiger Brown, Janet Freed, William Laegeler, Ginny Schulte and Amy Zisook. Elected official liaisons to the committee: Trustees Mark Haggarty and Nancy Chausow Shafer.

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Grantees for 2020

A Safe Place
support for domestic violence, assistance, and education

Blessings In a Backpack
support for program addressing food insecurity at North Shore School District 112 schools

Career Resource Center
support for counseling services for residents in employment transition

Center for Enriched Living
support for skill development & social activities for developmentally disabled residents

College Bound Opportunities
support for mentoring low income scholars from high school through college education

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)
support for preservation and increase of affordable local housing options

Family Service of Lake County
support for Township residents' individual and family counseling services
support for Latino Educational Continuum including Nuestro Center, Latino Youth Initiative, and Youth Educational Support Success Programs

Fenix Family Health Center
support for health care services for low-income Spanish-speaking residents

Highland Park Community Nursery School & Day Care Center
scholarship funds for low to moderate income families with children in day care

Jewish Child & Family Services/JCFS
support for mental health services especially to students at HPHS Drop-In

Josselyn Center
support for outpatient mental health services for adults, children, adolescents and families

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic
support for legal assistance on housing, immigration, and domestic violence

PADS Lake County
support for homeless individuals

Southeast Lake County Faith In Action Volunteers
support for Volunteer Caregiving for elderly, mobility challenged

Tri-Con Child Care Center
scholarship funds to supplement early child care and education for low income clients

See also our links page for access to existing websites, if any, for these agencies.

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