Notice of Grants Available

Rebecca’s Dream, established in 2005, is now seeking grant proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations based in the United States. We are looking for organizations that provide individuals, families and the general public with information necessary to change attitudes and remove the stigma associated with depression and bipolar disorder.

Recent Grant Recipients
Rebecca’s Dream granted funds to Elyssa’s Mission. To provide resources to support at-risk teens and prevent suicide by teaching them that depression is a treatable illness. Elyssa’s Mission offers hands-on support to area schools, religious and community organizations to help educate students, staff and parents on how to recognize those teens most at risk.

Rebecca’s Dream is, once again, collaborating with Erasing the Distance to develop a new theatrical production in a docu-drama style that features true stories of families affected by teen depression. The production will be created September 2013-December 2014. It will be the closer to Erasing the Distance’s 2013-2014 artistic season, as a fully–staged, ticketed production for the public on December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at Theater Wit in Chicago. Opening night for this world premiere performance will include a catered reception.

Read more about the recent grant awardees here.

Innovation and collaboration is encouraged. Grant awards will range from $500 to $10,000 and will cover a one-year period. However, multi-year funding will be considered pending annual evaluations.

Deadlines for proposals are as follows:

  • Proposals must be received by March 31, 2015, with grant awards being made on or before June 30, 2015.

What you need to supply:
Please give us the name of your organization complete with contact information including name, complete address with ZIP code, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and website. Also provide documentation of your 501(c)(3) status and a board of directors roster with contact information. A detailed description of the project complete with a budget, timeline, goals, tactics, an explanation of how it meets our mission, and who will actually do the project are required. Supporting documents should accompany the application to help us understand your organization, including the bios of the individuals involved, overall budget for your organization, how you will evaluate the project, and how you will report the outcomes and impact of the project. No materials will be returned to applicants. Projects must be completed within 12 months of the grant award date.

How to apply:
Send the required information to Rebecca’s Dream, 600 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 512, Chicago, IL 60611, or you may e-mail the information to