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Directory of Funding in Illinois, Eleventh Edition ($)


The Eleventh Edition of Directory of Funding in Illinois is the most complete print listing of foundations and corporate giving programs that fund organizations and programs in Illinois. If you are a nonprofit organization, you will use this unique publication in your communications and grantseeking with foundations and corporations. If you are a grantmaker, it will serve as a useful reference; for example, as a guide to colleagues working in the same funding areas.


The Eleventh Edition represents a new national partnership with Foundation Center. The data in the Directory is based on profiles in the Foundation Center's database, Foundation Directory Online. Foundations are researched using the newest and most complete information available. The information is either provided by the foundation staff, or it comes from available public records. The main source of information is the IRS returns for private and community foundations (forms 990 and 990-PF). Other public sources of information include updates from foundation websites, annual reports, press releases, and newspaper articles.


By partnering with Foundation Center, we are able to offer new information in the Eleventh Edition -- for the first time, we include information on funders who make grants in Illinois, even if they are not geographically located in Illinois.


Information in the Directory includes:

  • Listings of more than 5,500 grantmakers that fund in Illinois, including many new foundations located outside Illinois; foundation profiles include:
    • Contact information: name of grantmaker, address, phone number
    • Date of data
    • Total asset value
    • Total amount and number of grants
    • High and low grants
    • Geographic and other restrictions
    • Application guidelines and deadlines
    • Types of support provided
    • Funding priorities
    • Sample grants
  • Tables of the top 50 Illinois foundations by assets and by total giving, and the top 50 out-of-state foundations by assets and total giving
  • Indices by grantmaker name (including AKA and DBA names), type of support, subject, geographic area (local and national), and trustees


Regular Pricing

$149: Discounted price for Donors Forum's Partners and Associate Members; grantmaking Members receive one free copy as a benefit of Membership and may purchase additional copies at the discounted price
$198: Standard price


To order online, click on the link below. If you are a Member, Partner, or Associate Member, you must be logged into the website to get the discounted price.

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