The HPKIFC grant program is for organizations/communities wishing to apply for one-time grant funds. All congregations, religious and spiritual bodies, organizations, and non-profit groups focusing their work on the South Side of Chicago that share the concerns and values of the HPKIFC are encouraged to apply for a grant.
Funds must be used on Chicago’s South Side to: 1) support projects to care for those in need especially around hunger, housing, medical, employment and education needs); or 2) support projects & programs that address social injustice, inequities, and other issues of mutual concern in our community. Most grants will be between $500-$2000 annually.
Organizations that we are now supporting:
Food Pantry at Hyde Park Union Church
Soup Kitchen and Shower Project at the Kenwood United Church of Christ
Market Boxes from Invisible Institute at the Experimental Station
Vineyard Church Food Pantry
St. Paul and the Redeemer Food Pantry and Open Kitchen
Collaboration and Other Support is to make a formal request to have the Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council to collaborate/partner with, or provide support for an already existing project/program or to assist in facilitating a new one. All congregations, religious and spiritual bodies, organizations, and non-profit groups focusing their work on the South Side of Chicago that share the concerns and values of the HPKIFC are encouraged to contact us. This could include, but is not limited to material donations, volunteer support, outreach/advertising, a mutual event, and more! There is no guarantee that we will be able to provide the support or collaboration as requested, but it is our goal to assist in the flourishing of our communities as best as we are able. If you are only looking for financial support, please complete our “Grant Request Form” also listed on this webpage, for the potential of $500-$2000 support annually.
The HPKIFC Bylaws state: “Our purpose is to provide effective channels for cooperative expression of our shared concern for the wellbeing of the communities in which our member organizations are situated. This cooperative expression includes coming together in intentional partnership to care for those in need in our communities; taking action in relation to social injustice, inequities, and other issues of mutual concern; engaging in regular programming which draws members of diverse communities together; and gathering the wider community together at times of celebration or concern. ” This form is supposed to assist us in carrying out that mission by partnering with yours!