I'm assigned at a new organization (less than 1 year operating) in Chicago,IL, and I was recently tasked with findng a grant for my organization to primarily fund general/operating support for particular projects such as a website. So, I've started researching on sites like Foundation Center, Guidestar, etc., and most foundations give bigger grants than what my organization can handle at the moment.
I want to find somewhat smaller grants from the range of $500-$2500, also called mini-grants. I know they're mostly local and some community foundations may give them. But, I am having trouble actually identifying foundations/organizations who may give mini-grants in my area in Illinois.
Does anyone have any tips that I can use to find foundations/organizations who award these mini-grants? Anything would be helpful!