Agency Program Funding

Each year since 1987, Maine Township has awarded monetary funding to various social service agencies to supplement their programs that benefit our community. Maine Township allocates these funds for local non-profit agencies to help address critical needs of Township residents. To be eligible, agencies must meet all eligibility requirements and complete the application process.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding an agency must:

  • be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in operation for a minimum of one fiscal year
  • provide direct services to Maine Township residents
  • have appropriate non-profit infrastructure in place that ensures accountability and performance to its clients and funders
  • meet one or more of Maine Township’s identified funding priorities including mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, developmental disabilities, seniors, youth, and economically challenged families
Agency Funding Hearings

2024 Agency Funding Hearings will be held in fall at the Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge. Final funding decisions are typically made at the December board meeting. All agencies applying for funding have ten minutes to present (including Q&A). Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Funding Application

Each agency requesting funding from Maine Township must submit a funding application, which will be available by request starting on August 1, 2024. Agencies should use the instructions provided to guide them through the process. The application deadline for fiscal year 2025-26 funding is August 31, 2024 at 5 pm. Any applications received past the deadline will be automatically disqualified. No exceptions will be made.

Currently Funded Agencies

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Evan White, Agency and Program Coordinator, at or 224-257-4868.