Don Benedict Fund — Grant Application Period Now Open

2019 Grant Application

Community Renewal Society is now accepting applications for grants from the Don Benedict Fund. The purpose of this fund is to honor the memory of former Executive Director Don Benedict by funding innovative pilot projects within Illinois which address a major urban issue effectively in a three to five year period. Priority will be given to projects within the Chicago metropolitan area.

Grant(s) will range from $2,500-$15,000, contingent on the project and the merits of the proposal. View the 2018 recipients.

To apply, download the proposal guidelines. Please include complete contact information for your project administrator, including name, email, phone number and physical address. You may submit applications via email at or mail to:

Community Renewal Society
Attn: Don Benedict Committee
111 West Jackson Blvd. Ste. 820
Chicago, IL 60604

Please send any questions to the above email or call Beth Babbitt Borst at 312-673-3835.

Applications must be received by the end of business on May 15, 2019. View the