• Philanthropic Grants

  • Giving Back is Good for Business

    The BDC Board of Directors established a Philanthropic Committee that reviews applications into the Philanthropic Grant Program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the BDC's charitable giving efforts that align meaningfully with the BDC’s mission to benefit the City of Berwyn.

    Berwyn headquartered not-for-profits will be asked to submit a grant proposal for consideration before completing the full application. Proposals should include a summary of the project, event or program, the requested grant amount and how it will impact the Berwyn community.

    There are two rounds of funding per year that align with proposal deadlines. Grants will be awarded within the month after each round of submissions is closed.

    First Round: January 1 –  May 1

    Second Round: June 1 – August 1

    Download the application

    Questions? Call the BDC at (708) 788-8100 or email info@berwyn.net.

  • Meet Some of the People that We've Helped

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      Chance to Dance Expansion 2019
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      Solutions For Care Senior Summerfest 2018
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      West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) Lekotek Therapeutic Toy Lending Library 2018
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      Hiawatha Elementary School STEAM Lab & Mini Museum 2018
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      North Berwyn Park District's Best of Berwyn 2018
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      Lincoln Middle School Choir's America Sings! Music Festival 2018
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      Berwyn Park District's Shadow Creek Disc Golf Course 2017
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      Youth Crossroads' Community Mural Project 2017
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      Berwyn Arts & Music's BAMFest 2017
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      North Berwyn Park District's Best of Berwyn 2017
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      Awake After School Science Club STEM Program 2016
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      Youth Crossroads's Youth Social Media Project 2016
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      Lincoln Middle School Choir's America Sings! Music Festival 2016
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      Youth Crossroads's Youth Social Media Project 2015
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      North Berwyn Park District's Best of Berwyn 2016
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      Lincoln Middle School Choir's America Sings! Music Festival 2015
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      North Berwyn Park District's Best of Berwyn 2015
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      St. Leonard Catholic Church's For the Love of Lee Project 2015
  • This program made possible by the generous support of our Trustee Members