Community Service

COMMUNITYService Grant

This Grant is awarded to organizations requesting assistance to complete a renovation project that will make a difference within their community. Nonprofits in need of skilled volunteers and materials for a project involving painting, drywall finishing, or glazing are invited to apply.

The fall, 2017 Grant Application window is now open – applications are due by midnight on
September 30, 2017.

Understand Who We Are: Painters District Council No. 30

Aurora-based Painters District Council No. 30 (PDC 30) is a labor union representing construction workers in the finishing industry – painting, drywall finishing, wall covering, and glazing. PDC 30’s geographical jurisdiction covers 32 counties, primarily in North-Central Illinois (four counties are in Wisconsin). Part of our multifaceted mission is to advance the social and economic vitality of the community wherein our members work and live. To that end, we believe that good deeds done in cooperation and collaboration with community organizations, and within communities, establishes goodwill, a positive identity for our union, and high levels of credibility. This credibility is critical to the success of our union. It increases the likelihood of adherence to the union value proposition, encourages community engagement within our membership, and exposes us to workers performing finishing work without representation and/or end-users seeking quality finishing services.

Painters District Council No. 30 offers two grant opportunities to local community organizations in Illinois:

Community Service Grant

The Community Service Grant is awarded to organizations requesting skilled volunteers and the materials necessary to complete a community service project that will affect positive change and be significant in solving a documented need within the community. Two Community Service Grants will be awarded per calendar year, one in the spring grant cycle, and one in the fall grant cycle.

PDC 30’s Community Service Grants involve what we do best: our trade. That means primarily painting and the preparation work necessary to perform a professional job for community organizations. Most of our community service projects are completed in one day, with some preparation occurring beforehand by a special advance team. Projects of a longer duration may be acceptable depending on the time of year and availability of volunteers; however, large and/or complex projects for organizations with available resources for capital improvements and maintenance will likely be encouraged to hire a qualified finishing contractor. All volunteers are skilled tradespersons. Project supervisors and a project manager assure a quality outcome.

The fall, 2017 grant application window is now open – applications are due by midnight on September 30, 2017.

Fill out the form below to receive information on applying for the 2017 Community Service Grant.


We have received your request for information about the fall, 2017 Community Service Grant. A member of our staff will respond to your request via email shortly. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 630.377.2120 or

To download the 2017 Community Service Grant Application, please click here.

Patch Foundation

PATCHFoundation Grant

This Grant is awarded to organizations requesting financial assistance to develop a new program that will affect positive change and address a specific need relating to children within the community. One PATCH Foundation Grant will be awarded each spring, in the amount of $10,000.

Congratulations to our 2017 PATCH Foundation Grant award winner: Communities in Schools of Aurora. The organization plans to use the funding to implement a college- and career-readiness program in middle schools throughout Aurora, IL.

2018 PATCH Foundation Grant applications will be accepted January 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018. Please check back for updates.