Neighborhood Access Program: Application Assistance Resources


Drop-in Application Assistance Meet-Ups


Austin Branch, Chicago Public Library
5615 W. Race Avenue
Saturday, August 20, 11am–2pm


West Pullman Branch, Chicago Public Library
830 W. 119th Street
Sunday, August 21, 1–4pm


Little Village Branch, Chicago Public Library
2311 S. Kedzie Avenue
Monday, August 22, 10am-1pm


Northtown Branch, Chicago Public Library
6800 N. Western Avenue
Tuesday, August 23, 4–8pm


West Englewood Branch, Chicago Public Library
1745 W. 63rd Street
Wednesday, August 24, 4–8pm




Fiscal Sponsorship Information

Fiscal Sponsors must have missions in alignment with your projects, must have nonprofit designation (501c3 or 501c6), and be in Chicago.

  • The Basics of Fiscal Sponsorship “Philanthropy Chat” by the Foundation Center, 2017 (5-minute podcast)
  • What You Need to Know About Fiscal Sponsorships, seminar by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, 2017 (55-minute video)
    • 11:10  Webinar begins
    • 15:45  Benefits/risks for fiscal sponsors
    • 13:23  What to look for in a fiscal sponsor
    • 20:45  Pros and cons of having a fiscal sponsor for your project
    • 25:47  What the agreement should cover
      •  26:18  How funds will be released

      • 27:47  Administrative fees

      • 44:50  Tax reporting

      • 45:50  Insurance

    • 47:00  Things to keep in mind


Templates and Examples

Applicants are not required to use these if they already have existing documents with the needed information in their own format. EXCEPTION! There are Excel spreadsheet links in the Cybergrants application that applicants must use: Project Personnel Demographics (everyone must fill out and submit) and Board and Staff Demographics (for organizations only). They are only available in the application.