BACF Grant Information

The mission of the Barrington Area Community Foundation is to address the unmet needs of the community. Each year BACF asks charities that serve the area to present grant requests for funds within their individual missions. The primary focus of the grant process is to provide seed money for new or expanding projects that follow our mission statement. We will also consider requests for unusual or unexpected Capital Improvements.
The Foundation will judge and make grants annually from its permanent funds based on the the degree of impact to the area population in School District 220 and the Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) including the greater of the two. Our formula balances the local needs and at a minimum preserves the corpus of net assets.

Funding, not programming, is the basic function of the Foundation.



BACF’s focus remains addressing unmet needs of the Barrington Community. 

For the second year, we will accept applications based on financial need in order to sustain programming in the Barrington Area. There will continue to be a strong emphasis on financials and longevity of the charity and it’s programming.

Sustainability Grant applicants must show they have: (i) lost funding from their usual donation sources; or (ii) have not had the ability to conduct usual fundraising events; or (iii) lost grant funding and how any of these 3 circumstances have impacted current programming.

For more information about the application process, click here: Apply for a Grant.

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Access to Care
Advocate Health
Barrington Campus Life Center
Barrington Childrens Choir
Barrington Conservation Trust
Barrington Dance Ensemble
Barrington Giving Day - BUV - Lg. Check
Barrington Giving Day
Barrington United Methodist
Barrington Volunteer Connection
Barrington White House
Boys and Girls Club
BYFS - Large Check
Center for Enriched Living
Citizens for Conservation
Elgin Symphony
Flint Creek-Spring Creek
Gigi's Playhouse
Girl Scouts
Judson University
Kaleidoscope - Lg. Check
Mane in Heaven
Mental Health of Greater Chicago
My Density Matters
Noreen and Robin
Rahab's Daughters
Smart Farm
SOUL Harbour
Special Gifts Theatre
The Bridge Youth and Family Services
The Build Team
The Community Meal
Walk On
Willow House

2022 Grant Awards Total $369,050

The 2022 grant cycle has been completed and the results show continued growth with grant awards totaling $369,050.  

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