frequently asked questions

Is PPFF hiring?
Yes! We are currently looking for a Grants Manager/Office Administrator to join our team. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please click here to learn more about this position.

Can I apply for funding?
Currently, PPFF does not accept unsolicited proposals.

PPFF only considers proposals from organizations that have non-profit 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status.

How can I contact PPFF?
PPFF is located at Impact House, 200 West Madison Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606.

If you have an inquiry, please contact us here or at

Where does PPFF make grants?
PPFF primarily funds organizations located in the Metro Chicago area, with select grants in other locations.

What type of grants does PPFF make?
PPFF provides both general operating support and program funding. Program-focused funding may be used for the full range of program-related expenses (both direct expenses, program staff salaries, as well as a proportional share of administrative costs).

What does PPFF fund?
Please see our Focus Area pages for Community Safety and Wellness; Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; and Educational Innovations for more information on our areas of giving.

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