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JCS Arts, Health & Education Fund

The mission of the JCS Arts, Health & 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.

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, support is provided to schools throughout DuPage County to help foster love and appreciation for music in young students. 

Starting in 2024, this grant opportunity is open to all public schools and districts that primarily serve DuPage County. Grants at the elementary school level will be made to support general music and instrumental programs. Grants at the middle or high school level will only be made to support instrumental music programs.

Current YPMI Grantees

School districts invited to apply for YPMI grants in the last seven years remain eligible to finish out the grant program. Returning grantees will receive an Access Code to apply for a grant. 

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 2024 are February 29, April 30, June 30, August 31, October 31, and December 31. Grant applications will be reviewed after each deadline listed below until the grant funds are exhausted. Requests to support an event must be received by the deadline at least two months prior to the event date.

JCS Fund Annual Reports

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