How to Apply


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Application Process & Deadlines

Before applying, please consult our Grant Guidelines & Focus Areas for important information regarding eligibility and restrictions.

We encourage you to contact JWF Program Officer, Amy Saltzman at or 312-444-2846, to discuss your proposed project before applying. 

2019 Deadlines

  1. Letter of Intent (LOI) Opens: 9AM CST on Monday, April 1, 2019
  2. Letter of Intent (LOI) Submission Date: 4PM CST on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  3. Status Notification: by early-July 2019
  4. Proposal Submission Date (by invitation only): 4PM CST on Thursday, August 1, 2019
  5. Final Notification: by December 31, 2019