Dr. Scholl Foundation

Primary Contact: 
Pamela Scholl, President
1033 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, AL 60062
Type of Funder: 
Areas of Interest Description: 

Provides funding for private education, including elementary, secondary colleges and universities; also provides funding for children based organizations, as well as organizations for the developmentally disabled.  Civic and cultural institutions, as well as senior citizens, social service agencies, hospitals, health care, environmental and religious based institutions are also funded by this foundation.

Geographic Focus: 
Geographic Focus Limitations: 

Provides funding for organizations based in Illinois, but has a history of providing funding for organizations based in New York, Massachusetts, Montana,Connecticut,  Arizona, South Dakota, Wyoming, Texas, California, England, and Canada

Application Procedures: 

Applications must be submitted between November 1and March first of the following year.

Specify if your organization will require a paper copy of the Proposal Form mailed to you, or emailed to you as an Adobe version attachment.

If your organization would like an application emailed to them, be sure to include a personal email rather than a general organzation one.

If a member of your organization would like to personally meet with the President, be sure to telephone the Foundation to schedule an appointment.



Funding Limitations Description: 

The foundation will not consider the following kinds of organizations for funding:

  • Any organizations that does not have a valid IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter.

  • Any political organizations, political action committees, or individual campaigns whose primary purpose is to influence legislation.

  • Foundations that create grants themselves.

  • Either individuals, endowments or capital campaigns that seek grant funding.

  • Grants for either the payment of loans, intended to reduce an operating deficit or a liquidation of a debt

  • Any grants designed for the sole purpose of general support.

  • Event sponsorships including the purchase of tables, tickets or advertisements.

  • More than one request from the same organization in the same year

  • Emailed or faxed proposals.


Selected Grants: 

Saint Agnes Parish, IL 2004:  $12,000

Salvation Army of Chicago, IL 2005:  $10,000

Saint Vincent de Paul, IL 2005:  $5,000

City/Metropolitan Area: