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The Illinois Treasurer's office has a program to help small nonprofits across Illinois

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Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs is urging non-profit groups to apply for grants through his office's Charitable Trust Program.

Treasurer Frerichs says $200,000 in grant money is up for grabs during this initial round, available to certain non-profits including food banks and workforce development groups.

"The Charitable Trust Program offers an excellent opportunity for small, nonprofit organizations to have an even greater impact on the people they serve. The grants play an important role in helping organizations to fulfill their missions of feeding, employing and training people in need. We've found that smaller nonprofits rely on a lot of volunteers and do their own fundraising."

The maximum award to each organization is $20,000.

Applications will be accepted through March 31st.

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Details are available here.

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