©2017 I The Leo S. Guthman Fund I 70 E. Lake St., Suite 1120 I Chicago, IL 60601 I (312) 641-5776

GRANTMAKING CATEGORIES 

The Fund is particularly interested in social services and programs for veterans. Proposals are accepted by by invitation only in the following areas:​

  1. Summer Youth Employment (only in spring)

  2. Social Services 

  3. Veterans Services

  4. Miscellaneous 

SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT 

In 2020, the Summer Youth Employment program will be invitation only. The goal of the program is to provide teens with meaningful summer employment where they earn a decent salary and learn common workplace responsibilities and etiquette. Our hope is that youth learn about the “behind-the-scenes” of running an organization and have duties which will help prepare them for future careers. Invitations to apply will be sent by January 27th.
 

  • Arts, science, community and cultural organizations which offer paid internships to teens can apply to LSGF for grants of up to $10,000 for their programs. Grant money should be used primarily for the teens’ stipends but a portion can be used for expenses such as uniforms, equipment, transportation, etc. Funds should not cover staff time.

  • Applicant organizations must already have existing intern programs.

  • Organizations may apply for up to three consecutive years and then must take a year hiatus before reapplying.  

MISCELLANEOUS 

To maintain flexibility, we reserve funds to meet special challenges.

  • Programs which improve people’s lives in unique ways

  • Programs that respond to national or international emergencies.