Apply for a Grant from Ameren Illinois

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Our goal is to continually enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve. To help accomplish that goal, our contributions may support:  

  • Environment - Supporting initiatives that preserve and protect our natural resources (Right Tree Right Place)
  • Youth and Education - Delivering programming and resources that give our young people every opportunity for success
  • Civic and Community - Assisting organizations whose services are focused on improving the quality of life for residents and businesses in our communities
  • Health and Human Services - Providing resources needed to help our most vulnerable citizens live productive, physically and socially active lives
  • Arts and Culture - Creating vibrant, culturally diverse communities that give residents opportunities for enrichment

The process for applying for financial assistance from Ameren Illinois is outlined below. Please review all requirements before making a request.  

  • Grants are limited to organizations in the Ameren Illinois service area.
  • To qualify for a grant, organizations must be tax-exempt, as described in the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Individuals, political organizations or candidates, and religious or similar groups generally do not qualify for an Ameren Illinois non-profit grant.

To apply for a grant please complete the online application and review all the requested documents below before making a request. 

All applications require:

  • Cover letter that includes the amount of grant requested
  • IRS determination letter certifying 501(c)(3) status 
  • Verified and filed IRS Form 990 for most recent fiscal year available upon request


If the grant is over $5,000 please also provide:

       

  • Detailed budget for the project, including income and expenses
  • List of board members and executive officers, including titles and affiliations

There is no deadline for submitting a grant application, however, applications received after Dec. 1 may be reviewed during the following year. The application review process generally takes 4-6 weeks.

Paper applications and emailed applications are no longer accepted. All grant requests must be submitted via the online application database. 

If you have any questions please contact Community Relations IL.
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