The mission of the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of DuPage Foundation (JCS Fund) is to support instrumental music, cultural, health, educational, artistic and other charitable organizations serving the needs of residents of DuPage County, Illinois. The JCS Fund is particularly interested in programs that provide long-term benefits. The JCS Fund has discretion to support charitable organizations serving other communities if it determines that the goals of those organizations are consistent with its charitable interests.
Arts DuPage and the JCS Fund are excited to invite local communities to apply for a grant to support public art! JCS Fund is offering four matching grants of up to $25,000 for public art projects in DuPage County. Public art projects may include permanent or limited time projects in any art medium. Examples include: murals, sculptures, and temporary summer art installations. The JCS Fund encourages imaginative ideas.
DuPage County governmental agencies (municipalities, park districts, school districts, townships, libraries) are eligible to apply.
Visual Arts and Music Mini-Grant
In an effort to enrich the creative landscape in DuPage County, the JCS Fund is offering a Visual Arts and Music Mini-Grant opportunity for not-for-profit arts organizations and governmental agencies. Entities may request up to $2,500 for locally-developed, high-quality visual arts or certain music projects that reflect the strengths of our diverse community.
Application due dates for 2023 are listed below. Grants will be reviewed after each deadline until the grant funds are exhausted. Requests to support an event must be received no later than two months before the event date.
February 28, April 30, June 30, August 31, October 31, December 31
Young People’s Music Initiative (YPMI)
One of the key programs supported by the JCS Fund is the Young People’s Music Initiative (YPMI). Through this initiative, critical support is provided to schools throughout DuPage County to help foster love and appreciation for music in young students.
This grant opportunity is available to schools/districts by invitation only.