Funding Request Overview

At Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, we value our role as a civic leader and firmly believe that we should invest in the communities that we work and conduct our business. Through community investment, we strive to make those communities successful. We are committed to provide support to organizations that deliver services to traditionally underserved populations, promote diversity and are defined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

There are many worthy endeavors offered by non-profit organizations in and around Chicago.  Because we are unable to support all of the charitable causes, we seek organizations that align with our core priorities and geographic focus. The Cinespace Chicago Film Studios core priorities are as follows: education, workforce development, health care (specifically cancer care), organizations serving special needs individuals, non-profit Hellenic causes, and non-profit film organizations. Our primary geographic focus is for organizations serving residents living on the west and south sides of Chicago.


In December of 2018, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios instituted an application process for all funding requests.  There are two separate applications located on the bottom of the page. For those organizations seeking funding for special events that support non-profit organizations, please fill out the form titled Sponsorship Application.  For organizations seeking a small grant or in-kind support for a specific program, please fill out the application titled Program Funding.

Funding may be requested by clicking the application button below, completing the form and pressing submit. Please note, you must email the required documents as an attachment to with the name of your organization on the subject line. If you have any questions regarding the application process, you can email your questions to If you prefer to correspond by mail you can send it to the following address:

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios

2621 W. 15th Place Suite 200

Chicago Illinois 60608

Attn: Changing Lives

The majority of applications are reviewed within 30 days of receipt and notification will follow by email. Any incomplete application and applications submitted outside to the window will not be considered for review.

The application cycle will be opened at a later date.

*The health, safety and well being of our neighbors and friends and the community is of paramount importance to us. Due to the veracity of COVID-19, tours at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios will still be suspended. We hope to be able to honor your requests soon. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.