Grants from the Grant W. Brissman & Virginia M. Brissman Foundation

Grants from the Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation improve the quality of life in the Village of Milan, Illinois by funding work to enhance youth development, to foster community development, to support cultural activities, and to invest in ways to relieve the suffering of underprivileged people. 


  • Youth development allowing young men and women to fulfill their potential including but not limited to education and vocational potential.
  • Community Development

  • Cultural Activities

  • Relief of Suffering for Those Who Are Underprivileged

Non-profit organizations with a 501(c)3 charitable tax status and qualified governmental agencies located in and serving the Village of Milan, Illinois are invited to apply. Organizations located outside of the Village of Milan may apply if their applications demonstrate specific benefits to the Village of Milan and its residents. The trustees of the Brissman Foundation will make all determinations on whether the project serves residents as the Foundation intends. Grants are not awarded in the following areas: annual fund raising, organizational endowment funds, deficit financing, grants to individuals, or for sectarian purposes.

Applicants may apply for up to $10,000.

Application process
The Brissman Foundation considers grant applications once per year, in the fall. Applications will open August 15, are due October 1, and decisions will be announced by late November. Applications are submitted via the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend's online grant system. All grant decisions are made by the trustees of the Brissman Foundation.

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Applications are submitted via our online grant system. If it is your first visit to the system, you will be asked to create a new account. For assistance, visit Grantseeker Resources or email

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Grant Reports
Grant recipients are required to complete an online report describing the use of the funds after the project/program is completed or within one year of the award. Future grant applications will not be considered until a report is submitted for past grants. Log into the online grant system to complete your report.






















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