March 6, 2018

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Announces FY18 Third Quarter Grants


Contact:  Unmi Song                                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone:  (312) 580-0310          
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The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation is pleased to announce twenty-two (22) third-quarter grants totaling $1.83 million in support of Education, Employment and Health.  

Highlights include Chicago Youth Programs, whichis the recipient of a two-year $80,000 grant for the Teen Career Program and Middle School Programming Development Initiative. The program provides academic tutoring for students in literacy or math along with activities that prepare students for college such as career exploration panels, test preparation classes, support with financial aid applications, and college survival and study skills.

New Moms, Inc. received a two-year $70,000 grant for its Job Training Program that provides job placement assistance and transitional jobs to homeless and high-risk young mothers between the ages of 16 to 24. Through its social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, New Moms gives its participants the opportunity to learn skills in manufacturing, production, inventory, and customer service.

Grants also include an $110,000 grant to Community Counseling Centers of Chicago for its second year of the Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration Learning Collaborative. The Collaborative is a makeup of community health centers and mental health providers working together provide coordinated medical and mental health care services for County Care patients.

The Fry Foundation awards grants in four major areas: Arts Learning, Education, Employment and Health. Across all of our funding areas, our 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 $204 million in grants since 1983.

Further information about the Fry Foundation and a full listing of grants is available online at