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Special People in Need


Last Updated: 2016-07-27

At A Glance

Special People in Need

300 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 4000

Chicago, IL United States 60654-3422

Telephone: (312) 715-5235

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2012-12-31)

Assets: $4,242,885

Total giving: $107,400






Established in 1987 in IL

Purpose and Activities

Awards grants to organizations operating in the fields of education, health, and assistance to people who are disabled or ill. Also awards scholarships and fellowships to financially needy and handicapped students.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Limited scholarships to students with disabilities and students who are not disabled but who have had to overcome extremely difficult circumstances, and grants to physically disabled individuals with a strong economic need to engage in productive activity in which he or she otherwise could not engage.

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Elementary education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Independent living for people with disabilities
  • Secondary education
  • Special population support
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2012-12-31

Assets: $4,242,885 (market value)

Expenditures: $213,190

Total giving: $107,400

Qualifying distributions: $178,946

Giving activities include:

$107,400 for 67 grants (high: $3,500; low: $500)