grant requests

New Applicants
If you have not been invited to apply, you may not submit an application at this time. The Steans Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. After carefully reviewing this Web site and FAQs, prospective applicants should discuss the proposed project with the appropriate program officer.

Current Grantees / Invited New Applicants
If you are a current or new Steans Family Foundation grantee and have been invited to submit a request, you may submit your proposal online below by clicking the appropriate program area. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

If you have submitted an application, please click here to access your account or resume processing your saved application.

If you have general questions regarding our guidelines or the application process, please contact Anjali Alva by email ( or phone (312) 235-4539.