The Palatine Jaycees are accepting grant and partnership requests to benefit Palatine area community
organizations. Each spring or summer, the Palatine Jaycees use their profits from the previous year’s
Hometown Fest to support the Palatine area community through direct grants to organizations
helping people in need. The Jaycees are seeking applications from local organizations that serve
Palatine area residents through their Community Grants Partnership Program. Interested
organizations can submit their applications at palatinejaycees.org/community-grants. Project Chair,
Nathaniel Groh stated:
“This year the Palatine Jaycees’ are expanding on our traditional grants program by adding,
what I am calling the three M’s: Money, Manpower, and Minds. Money, is our traditional grant
offerings, Manpower will bring Jaycee members to help staff and execute partner/applying
organization events, and Minds will give new/applying organizations an opportunity to tap into
the knowledge and expertise of the Palatine Jaycees’ veteran activist network.”
Grant applications are due August 18, 2022, and decisions will be made and applying organizations
notified on or before September 19, 2022.
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.
Project Co-Chair Ryan McGaughey said
“I am thankful to the community who supports our projects so that we are able to raise funds
and give back to the community in projects like this.”
A committee of Jaycee members will decide on the fund allocation this year based on internal criteria.
Last year the committee reviewed over 20 applications, and this year they hope to see just as many.
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
palatinejaycees.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 604-0288.