Palatine Jaycees seeks Community Grant applicants

The Palatine Jaycees are accepting grant requests to benefit Palatine community organizations.

Each spring or summer, the Jaycees seek applications from local organizations that serve Palatine residents for the Community Grants Program. Interested organizations can submit their applications at

Grant decision will be made on Aug. 15.

Previous organizations that received a portion of the annual grant money were High School District 211 Foundation/Realtors Against Homelessness, OMNI Youth Services, JOURNEYS | The Road Home, Escorted Transportation Services Northwest, St. Joseph’s Home, Little Sisters of the Poor, Amita Health Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health, and Partners for Our Communities.

The Jaycees raised the grant money from numerous community fundraisers conducted in 2020.

“I am honored to be a part of an organization which contributes to the local community and to organizations that need funding the most,” said Chairman Seth Goldberg.

“Last year the committee reviewed over 20 applications, and this year we hope to see just as many.”

A committee of at least five Jaycees members will decide on the fund allocation this year based on multiple criteria.

The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees, one of 50 local chapters throughout Illinois, has more than 100 members and is one of the largest chapters in Illinois. The Jaycees provide individuals between the age of 21 and 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their community and have been recognized statewide, nationally and internationally for their efforts.

The Palatine chapter holds its monthly general meeting at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Arlington Lanes in Arlington Heights.

For information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of its sponsored events, visit, email or call (847) 604-0288.