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State of Illinois Owes $490 Million to Nonprofits; Add Your Voice to Help

Release Date: 
07/30/2010

$490 million: That’s how much the State of Illinois currently owes to nonprofits that provide services to Illinoisans on behalf of the State. And if you include what is owed to private business as well as nonprofits, the total amount owed is $1.3 billion!

Chicago Community Trust Offers New Grants for Programs, Transition + Restructuring in Human Services; Proposals Due 8/13/10

Release Date: 
07/20/2010

The Chicago Community Trust has announced $1.5 million in funding in a second round of Unity Challenge grants for organizations whose programs have been targeted for funding cuts by the State and the City while simultaneously experiencing increased demand for services. Applications are due August 13, 2010.

Illinois Nonprofits Urged to Join Forces as State Budget Crisis Worsens

Release Date: 
06/10/2010

"What kind of state do you want for yourself, and more importantly, for those that follow you? We need leaders in government whose vision extends beyond the next election. We also need leaders in education and the nonprofit sector whose vision extends beyond their own niche – leaders who understand the importance of others in the choppy waters as they struggle to stay afloat."

Donors Forum CEO Speaks to Legislators on State's Broken Human Services System

Release Date: 
03/02/2010

Donors Forum President and CEO Valerie S. Lies appeared before the Appropriations-Human Services Committee at the Illinois General Assembly. Lies spoke about the State's broken human services system, calling for legislators to “pursue sources of new, stable, fair, and diversified revenue.”

Economic Outlook 2010: Program, Staff Cuts for Nonprofits; Reduced Giving by Grantmakers

Release Date: 
02/20/2010

Donors Forum’s recently issued report, Economic Outlook 2010: Illinois Nonprofits and Grantmakers Still Reeling After Rough Year, is based on a Donors Forum survey conducted in November, 2009. It documents the effects of the economy both on grantmakers’ current and planning grantmaking activities, and on nonprofits’ resources, capacities, and future survival strategies.

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