Funding Search Request

OMHRC Information Specialists are available to provide searches on sources of federal and non-federal funding. Contact the OMH Resource Center for help with your funding search:

Who can request a customized funding search?

Specialized funding searches are typically tailored to non-profit organizations with 503-c status, faith-based organizations, universities, hospitals/medical centers, local/county departments, researchers and students. Most grants are not offered to individuals, private companies or small businesses, however there are some exceptions.

What types of funding will be reviewed for potential matches with my organization?

Information Specialists search federal, state and local programs as well as foundation opportunities. The more details you provide in the questionnaire, the more tailored your funding search results will be.

How long does it take to receive funding results?

On average, Information Specialists will provide results in five-seven business days. An Information Specialist may need to contact you to verify or clarify any information provided on the questionnaire before locating your results.

Sample Search

Focus: HIV & Hepatitis Prison Re-Entry health program

Location : Chicago, IL

Type of Org: non-profit

Type of Support: program support

Federal/State Funding

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.(SAMHSA)

Offender Reentry Program Grant

The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal offenses. Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide a transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services. Because reentry transition must begin in the correctional facility before release, limited funding may be used for certain activities in institutional correctional settings in addition to the expected community-based services.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement

Seeking applications for funding under the Second Chance Act for mentoring grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing services and programs to help facilitate the successful reintegration of offenders as they return to their communities.

Foundation Funding

Public Welfare Foundation

Special Opportunities Grant

The Special Opportunities Program supports projects reflecting the Foundation’s mission and underlying values, including its longstanding commitment to racial equity and justice. These are one-time only grants that are especially timely and compelling.

The Chicago Community Trust

The trust's mission is to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and the prosperity of the region. With new strategic focus, the trust seeks to advance four overarching goals in the community: 1) advancing opportunities for human and economic development, 2) securing conditions for healthy, safe, just and caring communities, 3) promoting civic and cultural vitality, and 4) transforming the region through sustainable development. ( funds programs working offenders/ex-offenders)

The Field Foundation of Illinois, Inc.

The foundation seeks to provide support for community, civic, and cultural organizations in the Chicago, Illinois area, enabling both new and established programs to test innovations, to expand proven strengths or to address specific, time-limited operational needs. The foundation supports giving in the fields of health, community welfare, primary and secondary education, cultural activities, conservation, and urban and community affairs.