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Frequently Asked Questions
Read common questions and their answers about Foundation grants, the application process and volunteerism.

The Northern Trust Foundation

Increasing access to essential human needs will broaden opportunities for Chicago's young people and support them in fulfilling their potential and achieving long-term financial success. The Northern Trust Foundation is focusing its funding on communities in Chicago's South and West Sides by providing general operating support and program grants that specifically target youth ages 16-24.


Northern Trust prioritizes the following areas to help low-income youth ages 16-24 on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Applying for a Grant

After you have reviewed the guidelines above, we invite you to submit a Letter of Inquiry during one of our stated grant cycles.