No. Your organization or representative does not need to be a client of Northern Trust
to apply for a grant. We do ask that you carefully review our guidelines
as they best determine our ability to consider an organization’s eligibility.
No. We are aligning our resources to create more equitable opportunities for young
people on Chicago’s South and West Sides to realize financial success and achieve
their full potential. We are not able to consider requests for grant support that
fall outside of this strategy.
If you are unsure as to whether your organization fits with our strategy, please
feel free to submit a Letter of Inquiry.
No. Only online applications submitted by the staff of eligible organizations will
be considered. If you are deemed eligible for a grant after completing the Letter of Inquiry, you will receive an email inviting
you to submit an application online. Applications submitted outside of our online
application process will not be accepted.
Yes. Given the online format of our grant application, you may start on your application,
save your work and resume work on it at a later time. Please review the specific deadlines
for submission as late applications cannot be accepted.
The Northern Trust Foundation strives to give contributions to organizations with
a proven track record of impact. The minimum three years of incorporation threshold
is a way to advance that goal and is in alignment with best practices outlined by
the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.