Grants & Support

Sharing what we’ve been given is core to who we are.

At Winnetka Congregational Church we support over 30 Chicagoland charitable organizations focused on helping empower those who need it most.

Our Giving Committee uses 10 percent of our annual pledges as well as the net proceeds of our Rummage Sale to support nonprofit agencies across Chicagoland.

Our grants go to agencies in underserved Chicagoland communities that support basic human needs, provide prevention, crisis, and recovery services with pathways to success. While we don’t accept unsolicited applications, based on thoughtful and prayerful consideration, the Giving Committee contacts specific agencies and invites them to apply for a grant.

At Winnetka Congregational Church, we provide financial grants that exceed 10% of our income while also distributing 100% of the net proceeds from our annual rummage sales. In a typical year, we support over 70 Chicagoland charitable organizations focused on helping empower those who need it most. 

We are restructuring our grantmaking process in 2021.  A newly formed consolidated WCC Giving Committee will be contacting past Benevolence and Mission Giving grant recipients over the next several months to explain our revised 2021 grant application process and procedures.  Thank you for your patience. 

Outreach

Here’s a list of some of the agencies that we’ve partnered with in the past.