Chapter Grant Program

We are happy to announce that NARI-HQ will be awarding Chapter Grants for the 2017 calendar year.  Since its inception two years ago, this program has proven to be successful in supporting our chapter’s efforts to improve and grow our NARI chapters.  Chapters have also been able to get pioneering program ideas off the drawing board and up and running with the help of the Chapter Grants.  We believe that by supporting engaged and participatory chapter activities we can work together collectively to develop and implement programs engineered to strengthen and nurture the NARI brand. 

All proposed grant projects should be created and constructed so that the project can be duplicated and utilized in other chapters throughout the NARI system. Multiple entries will be accepted for consideration and new and innovative ideas are encouraged.

Grant project results should be quantifiable and support the request for funding. All projects should be intended to benefit the members of NARI and be consistent with NARI’s 2020 goal of increasing membership by 50%. 

A maximum of $25,000 has been designated for the 2017 calendar year; however, no chapter may request more than $10,000.

All requests will be reviewed and considered by an independent Chapter Grant Program Panel of Judges. These judges are not NARI members or participants in any NARI chapter or at NARI National.

Please complete the attached form and return no later than December 1, 2016 to Patricia Amari by e-mail at or by fax at 847 298 9225. Grants will be awarded in January for the 2017 calendar year.