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. What a partnership includes is a pledge by you, your church, family or group to support one or more women through Project Love each year, each quarter or each month.
For example, if your Church wanted to pledge to help two women each Christmas season to ensure no pregnant woman was evicted into the snow or had her heat shut off in freezing temperatures, our Project Love Team would contact you during that time when we received an application. General details of the struggle the woman is facing would be shared with your group (specific details are kept confidential). Your group would then issue a check for the amount of the grant that was approved by Project Love and 100% of your donation would go towards funding that particular grant. You’d have the joy of knowing your grant went directly to helping a woman in her time of great need. Pledges can be started or ended at any time.
Our Project Love program is funded entirely by general Illinoisans like you. Without the appropriate funding, we are left with the heartbreaking situation of having to deny financial support to women in desperate need.
We’d love to partner with you! To set up a pledge, please email ProjectLove@ IllinoisRightToLife.org or call 312-422-9300.
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. Once you pick a frequency and amount you’d like to give, you’ll fill out a pledge card. Then, when your pledge comes up, we’ll call or email you general details of the grant recipient your pledge will fund. Then, you’ll issue Project Love the donation for the amount of the grant. Project Love will then forward 100% of that donation to the grant recipient’s creditors.
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