Program Areas


Arts Learning

Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Albany Park Theater ProjectChicago$30,000For support of theater education activites
American Theater CompanyChicago$25,000For the American Mosaic program
Black Ensemble TheaterChicago$30,000For support of the Strengthening The School Through Theater Arts program
Center for Community Arts PartnershipsChicago$30,000For Project AIM (Arts Integrated Mentorship)
Changing WorldsChicago$35,000For in-school arts learning programs
Chicago Arts Partnerships in EducationChicago$30,000For the Collaboration Laboratory Project
Chicago Center for Music EducationChicago$25,000For the support of music programs in the Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Children's ChoirChicago$50,000For support of the Neighborhood Choir Program
Chicago DramatistsChicago$25,000For playwriting residencies in Chicago public schools
Chicago Jazz PhilharmonicChicago$30,000For the Jazz Alive music education program in the Chicago public schools
Chicago Shakespeare TheaterChicago$35,000For Team Shakespeare Bard Core Curriculum program
Chicago SinfoniettaChicago$30,000For Audience Matters and SEED: Student Ensembles with Excellence and Diversity
Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago$50,000For the Music Activity Partnership program
Goodman TheatreChicago$25,000To develop a new August Wilson Teacher Training program
Hubbard Street Dance ChicagoChicago$50,000For the Movement as Partnership (MAP) program
Hyde Park Art CenterChicago$30,000For the Pathways Program, a multi-year arts education program
Ingenuity Inc.Chicago$100,000For the Creative Schools Initiative and the Ingenuity Institutes
Intonation Music WorkshopChicago$22,000To support IMW's after-school Rock Band program
Lifeline TheatreChicago$25,000For arts residencies in Chicago Public Elementary Schools
Lookingglass Theatre CompanyChicago$25,000For the Art-Infused Residency Program in Chicago Public Schools
Lyric Opera of ChicagoChicago$35,000To support the Opera Residencies for Schools
Marwen FoundationChicago$60,000For support of The Marwen Institute ($80,000) and a one-time grant to support program growth ($40,000)
Merit School of MusicChicago$35,000For the Bridges: Partners in Music Program in Chicago Public Schools and for the development of an assessment framework, over nine months
Museum of Contemporary ArtChicago$35,000For support of the Teacher Institute
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College ChicagoChicago$25,000For support of the Picture Me program
Music of the BaroqueChicago$22,500For the Strong Voices arts education program
National Museum of Mexican ArtChicago$30,000To develop Nuestras Historias: Teaching the Story of America through Art program
Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicago$40,000For the Studio Thinking Project
Northwestern University Settlement AssociationChicago$31,000For support of Adventure Stage Chicago's Neighborhood Bridges arts education residencies and for staff professional development
Puerto Rican Arts AllianceChicago$25,000For support of the Latin Music Project (formerly the Cuatro and Guitar Program)
Raven TheatreChicago$25,000For support of Take Flight, in-school and community-based residencies
Ravinia Festival AssociationHighland Park$45,000For support of the Music Discovery Program and Sistema Ravinia
Silk Road RisingChicago$20,000For the Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course (EPIC) Arts Education program at Linblom High School
Smart Museum of Art University of ChicagoChicago$35,000For support of the UChicago Arts Collaborative to strengthen partnersí K-12 arts education programs
Snow City Arts FoundationChicago$25,000For arts learning programming for children in Chicago hospitals and for a student tracking database
Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyChicago$20,000For the Steppenwolf for Young Adults School residency program
The People's Music SchoolChicago$30,000To support program improvements and growth at the Uptown Academy and for the YOURS Project, an El Sistema orchestra program
Timeline Theatre CompanyChicago$20,000For support of The Living History Program in Chicago Public Schools
Urban GatewaysChicago$40,000For support of multi-disciplinary arts education residencies
Victory Gardens TheaterChicago$25,000For Drama in the Schools
Young Chicago AuthorsChicago$25,000For the Education Partnerships program


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Academy for Urban School LeadershipChicago$100,000For support of principal training and development
Advance IllinoisChicago$30,000To support implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Chicago Horticultural SocietyGlencoe$25,000For support for the Science First and College First programs
Chicago Public Education FundChicago$75,000For Fund 4 to maintain CPS Principal Database and to provide principal professional development
Chicago Public Media, Inc.Chicago$40,000For the Education Desk to cover education news in Chicago
Chicago Youth ProgramsChicago$40,000For support of the Teen Career and Middle School Programming Initiative
Citizen SchoolsChicago$50,000For Extended Learning Times partnerships in Chicago schools
Communities in Schools of ChicagoChicago$25,000For the Agency Impact Initiative
Community Renewal SocietyChicago$80,000For Catalyst Chicago and The Chicago Reporter
High JumpChicago$60,000For general operating support
Link UnlimitedChicago$30,000For the academic enrichment and College Readiness program
Loyola University ChicagoChicago$100,000To support evaluation of the Principal Preparation Program
Midtown Educational FoundationChicago$25,000For the Midtown and Metro Achievement Programs
New LeadersChicago$100,000For the Aspiring Principals Program and the Emerging Leaders Program
Noble Network of Charter SchoolsChicago$100,000For the Principal Internship Program
OneGoalChicago$40,000For support of the college persistence program
Strategic Learning InitiativesChicago$75,000For the implementation of the FIP with Harper High School's leadership team and teachers
Target Hope, Inc.Matteson$40,000For the Academic Achievement and College Readiness Program
Target Hope, Inc.Matteson$15,000To support organizational analysis
Teach For America ChicagoChicago$80,000For the support of coaches for resident principals
The Posse Foundation, Inc.Chicago$35,000For the Pre-Collegiate Training Program
Umoja Student Development CorporationChicago$40,000For support of the Senior Seminar programming
University of ChicagoChicago$100,000For the Network for College Success principal coaching and network activities
University of Chicago Crime LabChicago$85,000For support of the Match Education tutors program in Chicago Public Schools


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Breaking GroundChicago$30,000For the Manufacturing Training Center
Cara ProgramChicago$75,000For pre-employment training services
Chicago CommonsChicago$15,000For the Vocational Bridge Training Programs
Chicago House and Social Service AgencyChicago$35,000For support of the Employment Program
Chicago Jobs CouncilChicago$60,000For City-Wide Workforce Development Advocacy
Chicago Jobs CouncilChicago$30,000For the 741 Collaborative for Business Services and Economic Development Engagement Project
Chicago Urban LeagueChicago$35,000For support of the Workforce Development program
Chicagoland Workforce Funder AllianceChicago$125,000For support of the Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance
Chinese American Service LeagueChicago$40,000For support of the Chef Training Program
Christopher HouseChicago$30,000For support of the Chicago Benchmarking Collaborative
Erie Neighborhood HouseChicago$90,000For the Allied Health Care Career Network Collaborative
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, Inc.Chicago$15,000For the Community Employment Program
Greater West Town Community Development ProjectChicago$50,000For Vocational Training Programs
Heartland Human Care Services Inc.Chicago$60,000For Vocational English Language Training (VELT) services
i.c.starsChicago$25,000For Business, Leadership, and Technology Training
Indo American Center, Inc.Chicago$35,000For the Education Program
Inspiration CorporationChicago$60,000For Foodservice Training and Employment Services programs
Instituto del Progreso LatinoChicago$60,000For Carreras en Salud: A Chicago Bilingual Healthcare Bridge Program
Jane Addams Resource CorporationChicago$40,000For support of the Careers in Manufacturing Programs (CMP)
Latino Union of ChicagoChicago$30,000For the Day Laborer Program
Manufacturing RenaissanceChicago$30,000For the Manufacturing Connect Program and the Austin Manufacturing Training Center
National Able NetworkChicago$35,000For support of IT Career Lab
National Latino Education InstituteChicago$50,000For the Workforce Education and Employment Programs
New Moms, Inc.Chicago$30,000For support of the Academy of Professional Development
North Lawndale Employment NetworkChicago$30,000For support of the U-Turn Permitted and Sweet Beginnings job training programs
OAI, Inc.Chicago$35,000For Pre-employment Education and Training (PEET) Programs
Polish American AssociationChicago$30,000For support of the Adult Education and Workforce Development Program
St. Leonard's MinistriesChicago$30,000For program support of services at Michael Barlow Center
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually ImpairedChicago$15,000For the Job Training Programs
Upwardly GlobalChicago$40,000For support of the Chicago Job Seeker Services program
Women EmployedChicago$60,000For support of the Career Pathways and Student Support Initiative
Year Up - ChicagoChicago$50,000For the Chicago young adults training program


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Access Community Health NetworkChicago$50,000For the continued improvement of the patient medical home model of care
AIDS Foundation of ChicagoChicago$25,000For the Connect2Care program
Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Inc.Chicago$40,000For support of Comprehensive Oral Health services
Beloved Community Family Wellness CenterChicago$60,000For medical home models of care for chronic disease patients
Center on HalstedChicago$25,000For support of Mental Health Services Program
Chicago Children's Advocacy CenterChicago$35,000For support of Family Hope Center
Chicago Children's Advocacy CenterChicago$100,000For the Providing Access Toward Hope and Healing (PATHH) collaboration
Chicago Family Health CenterChicago$50,000For support of the Dramatic Performance Improvement (DPI) project
Children's Home & AidChicago$70,000For the School-Based Mental Health Program
Christian Community Health CenterChicago$55,000For support of the dental and primary care integration program
CommunityHealthChicago$35,000For the Coordinated Care Model
Erie Family Health CenterChicago$60,000For the Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative
Esperanza Health CentersChicago$100,000For support of the Chicago Safety Net Learning Collaborative
Esperanza Health CentersChicago$40,000For the support of the Medical Home Care Coordination Program
Healthy Schools CampaignChicago$18,000For the Change for Good program
Heartland Health CenterChicago$75,000For support of oral healthcare services
Illinois College of OptometryChicago$100,000For the Vision of Hope Health Alliance: $130,000 for the first year which includes $30,000 for the research component; and $100,000 for the second year.
Infant Welfare Society of ChicagoChicago$60,000For the Pediatric Optometry Division and the Vision Therapy Pilot Project
Juvenile Protective AssociationChicago$45,000For the Treatment and Counseling Program
Lawndale Christian Health CenterChicago$50,000For Support of the Medical Home Advancement: the Support of the Transitions of Care Program
Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisDes Plaines$40,000For Children and Adolescents Counseling Services
Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisDes Plaines$81,000For support of the Tri-agency Mental Health Learning Collaborative
Mobile C.A.R.E. FoundationChicago$50,000For the Comprehensive Asthma Management Program
Near North Health Service CorporationChicago$40,000For support of the Chronic Care Program
PCC Community Wellness CenterOak Park$60,000For support of the Care Management Initiative
Primo Center for Women and ChildrenChicago$35,000For support of a demonstration project, Behavioral/Medical Health Home Coordination
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty LawChicago$140,000For the Health Care Justice Program
St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care CenterChicago$50,000For the Dental Center and oral health care program
Teen Living ProgramsChicago$30,000For support of the Whole Health Program
The Night MinistryChicago$40,000For support of the Outreach and Health Ministry Program
University of ChicagoChicago$50,000For the ECHO-Chicago Telehealth Program
White Crane Wellness CenterChicago$25,000For the Holistic Health Outreach Initiative: $50,000 for the first year which includes $25,000 for the EHR system; and $25,000 for the second year
YWCA of Metropolitan ChicagoChicago$50,000For support of the RISE Children's Counseling Center


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
AIDS Legal Council of ChicagoChicago$10,000To create a mobile application of manuals for case managers and medical service providers to help their patients apply for public benefits
Arts Alliance IllinoisChicago$7,000To Arts Alliance Illinois in support of its efforts to develop recommendations to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for the adoption and implementation of new arts learning standards
Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in PhilanthropyOakland$2,500Membership grant
Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in PhilanthropyOakland$8,000For core support in recognition of AAPIP's 25th Anniversary and leadership transition
CARE, Inc.Chicago$50,000For support of the Humanitarian Fund
Chicago Council on Global AffairsChicago$500For the President's Circle membership
Childrens First Fund The Chicago Public School FoundationChicago$3,060For CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness to convene health care service providers for CPS students to help them share best practices in school outreach and in the delivery of school health care services
Community Renewal SocietyChicago$10,000For Catalyst Chicago for its 25th anniversary community engagement activities
Council on Foundations, Inc.Arlington$17,860Membership grant
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans FrontieresNew York$50,000For the support of the Emergency Relief Fund
Donors ForumChicago$2,000For Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy
Donors ForumChicago$17,313Membership grant
Donors ForumChicago$15,000For support of the Transformation Fund: Engaging for Impact
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and RefugeesSebastopol$3,000Membership grant
Grantmakers for EducationPortland$1,750Membership grant
Grantmakers for Effective OrganizationsWashington$4,270Membership grant
Grantmakers in the ArtsSeattle$1,000Membership grant
Grants Managers NetworkWashington$837Membership grant
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human RightsChicago$70,000For Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
i.c.starsChicago$7,000For program evaluation
Independent SectorWashington$8,000Membership grant
Korean American Community ServicesChicago$10,000For feasibility study of a potential merger of Korean American organizations in the City of Chicago
Korean American Resource and Cultural CenterChicago$60,000For the Asian and Arab American Community DACA Collaborative
Literacy Funders NetworkOklahoma City$250Membership grant
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc.New York$6,000For its national conference in Chicago
National Committee for Responsive PhilanthropyWashington$3,000Membership grant
Oxfam AmericaBoston$50,000For support of Humanitarian Response Program
Poder Learning CenterChicago$10,000To implement Department of Labor's EMPLEO Program at Poder's social enterprise, Oprima-1
Robert R. McCormick FoundationChicago$4,900For support of the Veterans in Philanthropy VISTA program
Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyChicago$5,040For Enrich Chicago for anti-racism training from the People's Institute
Taproot FoundationSan Francisco$45,000For the Service Grants Program
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of ChicagoChicago$10,000To develop integrated models of care for newly covered Medicaid populations
The University of Chicago Urban Education InstituteChicago$7,000For the Education Writers Association National Seminar in Chicago in 2015
World Food Program USAWashington$50,000For support of the Emergency Response Fund
WTTW11Chicago$50,000For Chicago Tonight