Illinois Youth Court Association:
Available Grants and Funding Sources
Federal Funding Opportunities
Directory of Federal Government Grants and Online Application
Department of Health and Human Services
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
For more information, please contact:
OJJDP/Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
White House Faith Based and Community Initiatives
State Funding Opportunities
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA)
Private Funding Opportunities
The following foundations have in the past supported various children’s or justice initiatives. Please visit their websites to learn more about the type of programs they are currently funding and for information on how to apply.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Foundation for Child Development
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Soros Foundation Network
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Other Funding Opportunities
Potential Funding and Volunteer Aid for Your Youth Court
The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary are committed to programs that improve and promote the welfare of children.
In 1997, the National Headquarters of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary adopted a resolution to place youth courts within their National Children and Youth Program and to encourage youth court involvement throughout the nation. A year later, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary of Illinois adopted a similar resolution, focusing on promoting youth courts around the State.
Citizens interested in starting a youth court in their community or with existing youth courts should contact their local American Legion Auxiliary Post to inquire about funding opportunities and volunteer assistance.
To locate a post in your area, contact your city or township authorities, or contact the American Legion Auxiliary in the state:
American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois
P.O. Box 1426
Resources for After-school Snacks and Suppers
Nourish Their Bodies, Feed Their Minds: Funding Opportunities for Meals and Snacks Provided by After-school Programs in Illinois
By Illinois After-school Partnership
(Published in 2006)
This free guide is designed to help after-school and summer program providers in Illinois access federal funding through the Child Nutrition Programs. This guide offers information on eligibility guidelines, local examples, resources on how to enroll, and much more. To order one or more printed copies of the guide, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address, phone number, and number of copies you wish to receive.
In addition, a PDF version of this guide can be downloaded at http://www.illinoisafterschool.net/downloads/IL_FRAC_Guide.pdf.
Funding Databases and Resources
Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center
The Donors Forum of Chicago
The Foundation Center
The Grantsmanship Center, offers training and resources on the grant search process and successful grantwriting