Deadlines are February 1, May 1, and August 1, and decisions are usually made four months after each deadline.


OCB Flexible Fund Grants


The Retirement Research Foundation provides OCB Flexible Fund Grants to respond to immediate capacity building needs for Chicago-area nonprofits. OCB Flexible Funds are available to help organizations identify their capacity building priorities or receive short-term technical assistance: *Readiness Assessments - Funds may be used to engage a consultant who will work directly with your organization to identify and prioritize capacity building opportunities, and the steps needed for organizational improvement or growth. *Targeted Consultations - Funds may be used to engage an expert in nonprofit management to provide short-term, focused technical assistance on an emerging issue related to legal, fiscal, human resources, or other areas.


OCB Flexible Fund Grants are awarded up to a maximum of $5,000.


OCB Flexible Fund Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are: *Tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code *Located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, or McHenry counties in Illinois *Placing a high priority on providing services to the elderly A successful applicant generally will have been in operation for at least three years and have annual revenue of at least $75,000, excluding in-kind donations and services.

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