The NPDC disburses awards each year to nonprofit organizations that require the necessary funding to file their tax-exempt paperwork with the IRS in order to obtain their tax-exempt status and get started and then provides ongoing advising to these organizations. Each year in the winter (January) and summer (June), nonprofit organizations are permitted to submit their completed business plan's executive summaries to the Nonprofit Development Center for Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt filing funding consideration and for subsequent mentorship in the form of business advising by the NPDC. Those considered for funding, will then be invited to submit their full business plan and called into the NPDC office for an interview. Many ideas from potential nonprofit entrepreneurs go unimplemented each year due to lack of funding. The NPDC provides financial assistance awards to address this issue and provide value to communities. Please check this website by December 1st to submit your company's executive summary for January or May 1st to submit for June. Exact submission dates will be announced at those times. Organizations must have a business plan, be incorporated, have a board in place, and have no existing or prior income in order to be considered. Please fill out the form below and submit your business plan's executive summary below or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. All executive summaries will be kept confidential and only reviewed by Nonprofit Development Center staff. Each season, five finalists will be selected to submit their full business plans and 3 recipients will be chosen. Call 312-620-0361 or email email@example.com for additional information or questions.