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Finding Funding

  • Grant Forward (formerly IRIS)
    Continually updated, Grant Forward includes 19,000+ opportunities, including 8,000+ federal and foundation opportunities.  Can also be used to enter your research profile and network with others based on research interests.

Local Funding Resources

An incubator space for entrepreneurs in creative fields, including music, film/video, and other content creation. Huge roster of mentors in the Chicago area, including Northwestern alumni.

Chicago Community Trust
Grant opportunities from businesses or nonprofits aiming to address the racial wealth gap in the Chicago Area. All funding requests are considered based on fit to the current strategic plan.

SBA Illinois District Office
Located in downtown Chicago, the SBA provides resources including funding opportunities, networking events, and educational programming for small businesses and start-ups across Illinois.