William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Grant

What is William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Grant?

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund brings our vision to life through grant making in three program areas including Healthcare and Medical Research; Education, and Community Programs for Those Most Vulnerable. We give priority to programs that have demonstrated success, measurable outcomes, have a plan for sustainability, and aim to end cycles of poverty and suffering. The McGowan Charitable Fund restricts its grants to the following areas: Northeast Pennsylvania, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties only; Colorado, including Greater Denver Metropolitan area, Eagle and Lake Counties; Nevada, including Reno Metropolitan area; Illinois, including Chicago Metropolitan, Cook County and the city of Aurora; Western and Upstate New York, including Syracuse and Rochester; and *Buffalo – BY INVITATION ONLY*; Kansas, including Kansas City Metropolitan area, Washington DC, and Virginia * BY BOARD TRUSTEE INVITATION ONLY *

Who are eligible for the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund – PA, CO, NV, IL, NY, Wash DC, VA Grant?

The McGowan Charitable Fund is committed to supporting efforts toward improving high school graduation rates and College readiness; healthcare prevention in heart health, research improving conditions and therapies in heart disease; and community programs which improve conditions for our most vulnerable populations. We encourage collaboration, and prefer organizations with measurable outcomes and demonstrated success in delivering sustainable results. Proposals are considered from 501 (c) (3) organizations which meet the program and geographic criteria:

  • Reflect and advance the mission of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
  • Serve without discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or religion
  • Maintain accounting records in accordance with GAP
  • Fall within our stated geographic guidelines
    • Colorado: Denver Metropolitan, Eagle County, Lake County
    • Illinois: Aurora and the Chicago neighborhoods of Austin and North Lawndale. All other Chicago neighborhoods are by invitation only.
    • Kansas: Kansas City Metropolitan
    • Nevada: Reno Metropolitan
    • New York: Rochester Metropolitan; Buffalo Metropolitan by invitation only
    • Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County, Luzerne County
    • Washington DC: by invitation only

We do not accept proposals from:

  • Non-exempt organizations under the Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
  • Organizations which exist to influence legislation.
  • Political causes, events, or campaigns.
  • Individuals
  • Sponsorships
  • Organizations supporting The Arts

How to apply for the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund – PA, CO, NV, IL, NY, Wash DC, VA Grant?

All applicants must apply on-line.

Where to send applications for the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund – PA, CO, NV, IL, NY, Wash DC, VA Grant?

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
212 North Sangamon Street, Suite 1D
Chicago, IL 60607

For more information on the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund – PA, CO, NV, IL, NY, Wash DC, VA Grant, contact:

Phone: (312) 243-3198
Fax: (312) 243-3199
Email us: info@mcgowanfund.org
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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