How We Work
Resources And Guidelines

The Speh Foundation recently adopted a more dynamic funding strategy. Our Board will adopt a specific area of interest every two years. Moving forward this approach will allow us to be better grant makers and develop greater partnerships with local organizations and community leaders. For the fiscal years 2014-2015 we will partner directly with Chicagoland school. New funding priorities will be announced in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Letter of Intent
Organizations should review our funding criteria and submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) no longer than two pages. The LOI should include a general description of the organization and program for which funding is being sought.
LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted 60 days prior to the grant application deadline for which organizations desire consideration. We will review your letter and request a full proposal if appropriate.
If you are asked to submit a full proposal, please follow the grant application link below and submit your application according to the appropriate deadline. Single and multi-year grant requests will be considered. Once your application is received, our staff will schedule a site visit with your organization.

Funding Deadlines and Process

The Speh Foundation has two deadlines for submitting grant applications. Carefully review each step below; place your cursor on a specific step for more information. Please note that organizations must send an LOI to begin the application process. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.

Grant Application