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The Accelerator operates an annual grant cycle to invite community-based nonprofits to apply for its various service levels.

To be considered for the Accelerator, organizations must be nonprofit corporations, preferably with 501c3 status, whose work benefits residents in at least one of the following nine neighborhoods: Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, South Shore, Washington Park, and Woodlawn.

Eligible organizations are invited to sign up for our newsletter to learn more.

For the 2020-2021 programming year, the application will be available from Monday, July 6, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020.

Apply now