Thank you for taking the time to apply for a Small Change – Big Impact Grant from the Regional Business Council’s It’s Our Region Fund. We recognize that for many nonprofit agencies, capital projects are often the most difficult to fund and we are thrilled to be able to support you in taking care of the basics so that you can focus on your mission. Only non-profit agencies selected to be awarded a grant will receive notice no later than October 21st, 2022. Any questions should be emailed to No phone calls, please.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON JUNE 30, 2022 by 11:59 PM - No exceptions the survey will close at that time. 


- Grants will be given for specific capital improvement projects in the following categories: Beautification, Structural, Gardening, and Equipment. This is not for general operating funds.
- Your agency’s request should not be part of a larger capital campaign. We want to fund projects that can be accomplished with our contribution. Applicants who provide matching funds for part of their project budget receive preference. 
- If you've received funding from the It's Our Region Fund in the past, you may apply again. However, preference will be given to organizations that have not been previously selected. Only ONE application will be awarded per agency per year. 
- Your agency must have 501(c)(3) tax status or be an exempt municipal agency. Any changes in the organization that could lead to a change in the status will be reported to the Regional Business Council immediately. 
-Any non-profit agency based in the 16 county bi-state region is eligible to apply.
- Only one application will be accepted from each tax identification number.

Instructions for Completing Grant Application

- This is a very quick and easy grant application. We appreciate answers that are short and concise.
- We suggest using complete sentences rather than one-word answers.
- Choose the best option to describe your project and agency, it's okay if it's not quite perfect.
- You do not need to request the full $10,000, smaller projects are welcomed.
- You will not be able to access your application once it is submitted, so please make sure to keep your own records.
- Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation within 3 business days.