Support Programs

Accessible Faith Grant Program

The Retirement Research Foundation is devoted solely to serving the needs of older Americans and enhancing their quality of life.

The Foundation recently announced funding for its Accessible Faith Grant Program, so Chicagoland houses of worship can make their facilities more accessible. With these improvements, older adults and people with disabilities may be able to participate more fully in the programs, services and activities of the facilities. Houses of worship in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry Counties of Illinois are eligible to apply. Grants may be awarded for up to 50 percent of a project’s total cost. The maximum amount of the grant is $30,000.

Houses of worship may use an Accessible Faith Grant for:

  • Design and construction of accessibility improvements such as elevators, platform lifts, permanent ramps or restroom renovations.

  • Purchase and installation of program-related equipment such as assistive listening systems.

Please note, the application deadline is June 1 and grants will be announced in November.

The full description of the program, application form, tips for completing the application and additional flyers are available on the Foundation’s website,

In addition, you can contact:

The Retirement Research Foundation
8765 West Higgins Road
Suite 430
Chicago, IL 60631