March 6, 2015

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Announces Third Quarter Grant Awards

The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation has announced third-quarter grants totaling $1,645,000 in support of education, employment and health programs in the City of Chicago.

The Fry Foundation is pleased to announce that Jane Addams Resource Corporation is the recipient of a $40,000 grant for its Careers in Manufacturing Programs (CMP). Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) is a pioneer of the sector-based job-training model, which offers training in specific industry sectors with growth potential and career path jobs. CMP prepares low-income adults to become employed as machine operators and programmers and, more recently, welders. 

Loyola University received a two-year $200,000 grant to support evaluation of the Principal Preparation Program. As a member of the CPS Chicago Leadership Collaborative, Loyola School of Education works to recruit, train, and support highly qualified principals, creating a principal pipeline for CPS. With funding from the Fry Foundation, Loyola will continue to improve and evaluate its principal preparation program.

 The Fry Foundation also awarded a $60,000 grant to PCC Community Wellness Center for its Care Management Initiative. PCC consists of 11 heath centers that offer comprehensive care that includes mental health, dental care, and support services to the west side communities of Chicago and the near west suburbs. PCC will embark on the Care Management Initiative, an ambitious project to expand PCC’s team-based model of care that provides all patients with coordinated care across disciplines and support services from multi-disciplinary team members.  

The Fry Foundation has four funding areas: Arts Learning, Education, Employment and Health. Across all of our funding areas, the Fry Foundation’s focus is on helping organizations: build capacity to enhance the quality of services and better assess the impact of programs; develop successful program innovations that other organizations in the field can learn from or adopt; and share knowledge so that information which can help low-income communities and individuals is widely and readily available.

Education, prosperity, and hope for all is the vision behind the Fry Foundation's grantmaking. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that have the strength and commitment to improve conditions for low-income, underserved Chicago residents. The Foundation has awarded more than $150 million in grants since 1983.