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 (three 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.

Understand Who We Serve: The Mission of the PATCH Foundation

The mission of the Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope (PATCH) Foundation is to provide financial support to local child-based community organizations in need. The PATCH Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that celebrates education, community development, innovation, and collaboration throughout Illinois. The PATCH Foundation Grant program was created to support organizations that work to combat the issues affecting children in our communities, including poverty, homelessness, emotional well-being, illiteracy, illness, and lack of education.

Jurisdictional Boundaries

Grant Awards will be limited to organizations located within or serving residents of the following 32 counties that make up PDC 3’s jurisdiction: Boone, Bureau, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Fulton, Hancock, Iroquois, JoDaviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Ogle, Peoria, Putnam, Schuyler, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Winnebago, and Woodford in Illinois; and Green, Rock, and Walworth Counties in Wisconsin.

Union painters respect trade jurisdictions; thus, we cannot and will not perform work that is within the exclusive purview of another trade union (carpentry, masonry, installation of flooring, etc.).

PATCH Foundation Grant Application Cycle

One PATCH Foundation Grant will be awarded per calendar year, in the amount of $15,000. Completed grant applications are due no later than 5:00PM on June 30, 2020. All applicants will receive notification regarding the status of their application by August 1, 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit an application online, beginning April 1st. Click on APPLY below to create an account and apply online. Once you create an account, you will be able to log in, save your progress, and return to your application as many times as you wish.

Paper applications will also be accepted via mail and email. Fill out the contact form below to receive a pdf of the application.




Primary Contact: Organization

Primary Contact: Grant Request


Responses to each prompt should be limited to 200 words.


Request information

Program Details

Responses to each prompt below should be limited to 200 words.

Sustainability and Leverage

Because of the focus on change and innovation, the PATCH Foundation encourages proposals for brand new programs and prefers to fund startup costs. Therefore sustainability or operation of the program on an ongoing basis is always considered by the Fund when evaluating programs.

Responses to each prompt below should be limited to 100 words.


Please include the following attachments with your application:


To submit your grant application to Painters District Council No. 30:

  1. Review your application in entirety, and click the “Submit” button below. You will receive a confirmation email with a PDF copy of your application upon successful completion. Please call Marisa Richards (630.377.2120) if you do not receive this email.
  2. All applications must be submitted by 5:00PM on June 30, 2020.
  3. All applicants will receive notification regarding the status of their application by August 1, 2020.