Club Blue kicks off its 2018 fundraising season this June and is seeking grant applicants that meet its mission of helping children in need in the Rockford area. The Club Blue Board of Directors have designated $200,000 to be given to local charities who carry out the mission of Club Blue which promises to provide the basic goods and services that promote the safety, health and well-being of children in need in our community.
Applications should be submitted through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and will be accepted from June 30 through August 1, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to think big and request funds in the range of $25,000 or higher. Organizations are permitted to request funds for multiple programs within their organization so long as they fall within the mission of Club Blue. Applicants who have either received grants in the past or have previously applied for the Club Blue grant are encouraged to re-apply.
Grants are carefully reviewed by an independent Grant Selection Committee that is overseen by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. One to two charities will be chosen and the recipients will be announced at the Club Blue Sponsorship Kick-Off Event in early November.