Agency Program Funding

grantfundingEach year since 1987, Maine Township has awarded grants to various social service agencies in need of funding to supplement their programs that benefit our community. Maine Township allocates these funds for local non-profit agencies to help address critical needs of Township residents. To be eligible, agencies must meet all eligibility requirements and complete the application process.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding an agency must:

  • be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in operation for a minimum of one fiscal year
  • provide direct services to Maine Township residents
  • have appropriate non-profit infrastructure in place that ensures accountability and performance to its clients and funders
  • meet one or more of Maine Township’s identified funding priorities including mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, developmental disabilities, seniors, youth, and economically challenged families
Agency Funding Hearings

2023 Agency Funding Hearings will be held in the fall of 2023 at the Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge. Final funding decisions are typically made at the December board meeting. All agencies applying for funding have ten minutes to present (including Q&A). Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Funding Application

Each agency requesting funding from Maine Township must submit a grant application, which will be available by request starting on August 1, 2023. Agencies should use the instructions provided to guide them through the process. The application deadline for fiscal year 2024-25 funding is August 31, 2023 at 5 pm. Any applications received past the deadline will be automatically disqualified. No exceptions will be made.

Currently Funded Agencies

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Evan White, Agency and Program Coordinator, at or 224-257-4868.