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April 27, 2022 | May 27, 2022 – African American Legacy Accepting Applications

April 27, 2022 | May 27, 2022 – African American Legacy Accepting Applications

African American Legacy is now accepting applications for the 2022 grant cycle to Black community organizations working in alignment with the following focus areas:

  • Education. We seek to support organizations that provide academic enrichment assistance in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics to Black students, grades K-12.
  • Mental Health. We seek to support organizations that prepare providers or community members to deliver or advocate for a broad range of mental health services including trauma informed care, and in doing so, actively responds to the disproportionate burden of stress on Black people and Black communities due to employment instability, financial strain, family stress, trauma, and gun violence.
  • Activism. We seek to support organizations that actively dismantle anti-Black racism and improves the quality of life for Black people and communities.
  • Arts. We seek to support arts and cultural organizations that share and celebrate the lived experiences of Black people past, present, and future.
  • Job Creation. We seek to support organizations that create jobs through social enterprises, worker cooperatives or micro entrepreneurship for youth, ages 16-24.

Please join the webinar hosted by AAL on Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. CDT to learn more about this grant cycle and to get your specific questions answered prior to submitting your proposal. To register, email .

You can find complete eligibility and application details here.

To apply, please complete and submit your application through GrantCentral, The Chicago Community Trust’s online grants management system, by Friday, May 27 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. *Reminder, all applicants, regardless of prior status MUST register or re-register in the new GrantsCentral system! If you have questions about this, please email

Deadline: May 16, 2022 – Request For Proposals: Building Healthy Communities

We are excited to share with you that, of the $12 million in grants announced, $11 million will be made available to organizations serving the suburban Cook County, through a Request for Proposals (RFP), led by the Cook County Department of Public Health. Eligible activities include:

· COVID-19 education, prevention and treatment

· Chronic disease self-management programs for older adults

· Worker rights, health and safety

· Deployment of Community Health Workers

· Health Equity in All Policies

· Organizational health literacy

· Organizational sustainability for advancing racial equity and well-being Below are the RFPs at-a-glance for suburban Cook County and the City of Chicago. We encourage you to learn more about both grant opportunities. Interested organizations can find RFP #H22-0027 (BHC in Suburban Cook led by CCDPH) and RFP #H22-0028 (BHC in the City of Chicago led by Cook County Health) on the Bids & RFPs webpage on the Cook County Health website.