Frank E. Payne and Seba B. Payne Foundation: Grants for Illinois

OVERVIEW: The Frank E. Payne and Seba B. Payne Foundation supports education, hospitals, arts and culture, and religion in Illinois.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, hospitals, arts and culture, religion

IP TAKE: This is a low-key Chicago funder that has Chicago roots, but also broadening topical and geographic interests.

PROFILE: Established in 1962, the Frank E. Payne and Seba B. Payne Foundation is a family foundation based in Chicago, Illinois. This foundation is managed by Bank of America as a co-trustee. It funds local efforts for education, hospitals, arts and culture, and religion.

The Frank E. Payne and Seba B. Payne Foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. But according to past tax filings, it often provides general support to nonprofits in its geographic areas of interest. The Payne Foundation has awarded grants for construction, hospice services, medical centers, and capital campaigns as well. The funder typically supports large and well-established organizations.

Grants range between about $15,000 and $500,000.  Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking somewhat focuses on the state of Illinois. Other geographic interests include Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. Past local grantees include Associated Colleges of Illinois, the Chicago Botanical Garden, and the United Negro College Fund.

This foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. Instead, it only makes contributions to pre-selected organizations. Direct general questions to the staff at 866-752-2127.

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