The Region is defined as the Illinois counties of Adams, Brown, Cass, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, and Scott. Formal Funding grant requests from organizations that lie outside of these counties must also fit into the guidelines of the Region.
The Foundation has identified both Primary and Secondary Focus Areas for the Region.
The Primary Focus Areas are:
- Catholic School Education
- Nonprofit Capacity Building
- Community Centers
The Secondary Focus Areas are:
- PreK – Grade 12 Academics
- Youth development
- Unmet Needs of At-Risk families
The Foundation has taken a Pro-Active approach to funding in their Primary Focus Areas, meaning we will seek out funding opportunities. Our approach within the Secondary Focus Areas will be re-active, meaning we will respond to applications in these areas. Qualified organizations that are working to address needs in the TFF Primary and/or Secondary Focus Areas are invited to submit Formal Funding grant applications to the Foundation.