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Grant Applicant FAQs
Pre-application and Application
Should we complete a Pre-application or an Application?
If you have had an active grant from COSF in the past 12 months and plan to submit an application for the same program, you do not need to submit a Pre-application. You are welcome to submit an Application.
If you have had an active grant from COSF in the past 12 months and plan to submit an application that differs significantly from your last grant (such as a different program or a significantly larger request), or if you have not had an active grant from COSF in the past 12 months, please complete a Pre-application. When you Start a new Pre-application or Application, we will ask you a few basic questions, and you will be routed to the appropriate option.
Do you accept unsolicited Pre-applications?
- Community Services
- Jewish Community (in Cook County and/or Lake County).
We do not accept unsolicited Pre-applications for the following focus areas:
- Education (if you have a new program that aligns with our giving area, please feel free to contact us)
- Jewish Community (outside of Cook and/or Lake County)
- Medical Research