Partner with Us

Our grant recipients are facing eviction, large medical bills, or are about to have their heat or water shut off. While each situation is unique, one thing remains the same: a little love goes a long way.

Your partnership with us can help extend that love.

Partnering with us is an extremely rewarding ministry. As a Partner, your church, family or group will support one or more women through Project Love each year through a collection, a fundraiser or through monthly or quarterly pledge payments.

Your pledge donation can be accepted at any time throughout the year. For instance, your group may wish to pledge help for women at Christmas time (or for Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, etc.). Our grants generally range from $400-$1000. Any amount raised or donated by you would be much appreciated.

When we receive your donation, Project Love will then use it to provide grants to the next qualified clients. The money will go to the women’s creditors (eg. her landlord or utility company). We will also contact you and let you know the stories of the women you helped, and you have the joy of knowing you helped mothers and their children in a time of great need. Pledges can be discontinued at any time.

We’d love to partner with you! Your support would mean we can help many more women, and it gives your church or group a very concrete way to bring about a culture of life and love in the world.

To set up a Partnership Pledge, or request information or a speaker for your special collection or fundraising event, please email ProjectLove@IllinoisRightToLife.org or call (312) 422-9300.

FAQ:

How are applicants screened?

Each applicant is required to have a sponsoring agency (usually a Pregnancy Help Center) to submit the application on her behalf. Then the applicant goes through a rigorous applicant process for the Project Love grant committee to review. This includes copies of bills that need to be paid, personal information, and a personal budget. Questions are sent back to the applicant’s counselor with the opportunity to respond. After carefully reviewing all the information, the Project Love Committee makes a determination.

How many times can an applicant receive a grant?

Grants are limited to one grant. The Project Love committee will consider a grant from a former recipient if this is a new pregnancy from the last grant that was issued.

How much are grants?

Grant amounts are dependent on the needs of the applicant and the availability of funds. Grants are generally $400-$1,000.

Do you only give grants to pregnant women in urgent situations?

To qualify for a grant, an applicant:

  • Must be a resident of the state of Illinois
  • Must either be pregnant or have had a child in the last 12 months
  • Must be doing all they can to solve the crisis or problem themselves
  • Need is urgent and it has been determined that Project Love is a last resort
  • Only one grant is given per pregnancy and is issued to her creditor

Where does your funding come from?

Project Love is funded entirely by generous donations from individuals. We accept no government aid.

What is the process for becoming a partner with Project Love?

A Project Love Partner is a financial underwriter of grant(s) issued through our program.

After calling (312-422-9300) or emailing (ProjectLove@ IllinoisRightToLife.org) our staff, we’ll set up an in-person meeting or a call to discuss your pledge.

When we receive your donation, Project Love will then use it to provide grants to the next qualified clients.  The money will go to the women’s creditors (eg. her landlord or utility company).  We will also contact you and let you know the stories of the women you helped, and you have the joy of knowing you helped mothers and their children in a time of great need.  Pledges can be discontinued at any time.

Are grants issued directly to the grant recipient?

No. Grants are only written to the recipient’s creditors to pay the bills.

Can several bills be paid with one grant?

Yes. If approved by the grant committee, they will issue several checks to creditors to pay the bills.

How does my agency become an approved agency to submit grants on behalf of clients?

Please call 312-422-9300 or email ProjectLove@ IllinoisRightToLife.org. The process doesn’t take long. We’ll just ask you a few questions about your ministry.

I know someone who meets your guidelines and could really use the help. However, I don’t know an approved agency.

You can visit your local pregnancy help center. You can find one near you by entering your zipcode in the search bar at the top of our website that says “find a pregnancy resource center.” If that is unsuccessful, you can call us and we’ll connect you to an approved agency.

“Love Always Protects, Always Trusts, Always Hopes, Always Perseveres.” 1 Cor. 13:7