Program Areas


Arts Learning

Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Chicago Opera TheaterChicago$30,000For Opera for All, an educational outreach program in Chicago Public Schools
Court TheatreChicago$30,000For support of the Artists-in-the-Schools residency program
The Joffrey BalletChicago$35,000For support of the Joffrey's Community Engagement programs
Lookingglass Theatre CompanyChicago$35,000For support of the Art-Infused Residency Program in Chicago Public Schools and for development of assessment tools (over two years)
Marwen FoundationChicago$50,000For support of The Marwen Institiute (over two years)
Museum of Contemporary ArtChicago$40,000For the Teacher Institute (over two years)
Pegasus Theatre Chicago Chicago$30,000For support of the Young Playwrights Residency Program
Chicago Center for Music EducationChicago$40,000For support of music programs in CPS elementary schools
Lyric Opera of ChicagoChicago$35,000To support the Opera Residencies for Schools
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
Urban GatewaysChicago$40,000For support of multi-disciplinary arts education residencies
Albany Park Theater ProjectChicago$30,000For support of theater education activites
Changing WorldsChicago$35,000For in-school arts learning programs
Music of the BaroqueChicago$22,500For the Strong Voices arts education program
Puerto Rican Arts AllianceChicago$25,000For support of the Latin Music Project (formerly the Cuatro and Guitar Program)
Chicago Arts Partnerships in EducationChicago$30,000For the Collaboration Laboratory Project
Chicago SinfoniettaChicago$40,000For support of Audience Matters and SEED: Students Ensemble with Excellence and Diversity and for development of assessment tools
Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago$50,000For support of CSO-Ignite and CSO-Connect
Hyde Park Art CenterChicago$35,000For the Pathways Program, a multi-year arts education program
Merit School of MusicChicago$35,000For support of the Bridges: Partners in Music Program
Muntu Dance Theatre of ChicagoChicago$25,000For the Arts for Community Empowerment program and ASHE program
Raven TheatreChicago$20,000For Take Flight, in-school and community-based youth residencies
Ravinia Festival AssociationHighland Park$50,000For the Music Discovery Program and Sistema Ravinia
Victory Gardens TheaterChicago$25,000For Drama in the Schools
Young Chicago AuthorsChicago$25,000For the Education Partnerships program
Chicago Youth Symphony OrchestrasChicago$20,000For the redesigned Music Pathways Program
Center for Community Arts PartnershipsChicago$30,000For Project AIM (Arts Integrated Mentorship)
Chicago Shakespeare TheaterChicago$35,000For Team Shakespeare Bard Core Curriculum program
Hubbard Street Dance ChicagoChicago$50,000For the Movement as Partnership (MAP) program
Intonation Music WorkshopChicago$25,000To support Intonation's after-school Rock Band Program
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago$25,000For support of the Picture Me program
American Theater CompanyChicago$25,000For the American Mosaic program
Congo Square Theatre CompanyChicago$20,000To support Curriculum Objectives Residency Enrichment (CORE) program
Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicago$40,000For the Studio Thinking Project
Silk Road RisingChicago$20,000For the Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course (EPIC) Arts Education program
Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyChicago$20,000For the Steppenwolf for Young Adults School residency program
Timeline Theatre CompanyChicago$25,000For The Living History Program in Chicago public schools


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Chicago Horticultural SocietyGlencoe $30,000For support of the Science First and College First programs (over two years)
Advance IllinoisChicago$75,000For policy research and advocacy in school funding, principal effectiveness, and school budgeting (over two years)
Citizen SchoolsChicago$50,000For Expanded Learning Times partnerships in Chicago schools
National Louis UniversityChicago $100,000For support of Chicago Principal Cohort of the Education Leadership Program (over two years)
New LeadersChicago$120,000For support of the Aspiring Principals and Emerging Leaders Program (over two years)
Academy for Urban School LeadershipChicago$100,000For support of principal training and development
Link UnlimitedChicago$30,000For the academic enrichment and College Readiness program
Chicago Public Media, Inc.Chicago$40,000For support of the Education Desk
Chicago Youth ProgramsChicago$40,000For the Teen Career Program and Middle School Programming Development Initiative
Community Renewal SocietyChicago$40,000For support of Catalyst Chicago
Chicago Public Education FundChicago$75,000For Fund 4 to maintain CPS Principal Database and to provide principal professional development
Communities in Schools of ChicagoChicago$25,000For the Agency Impact Initiative
Loyola University of ChicagoChicago$100,000To support evaluation of the Principal Preparation Program
Golden Apple FoundationChicago$50,000For Inquiry STEM Institute
High JumpChicago$40,000For general operating support
Strategic Learning InitiativesChicago$75,000For the implementation of the FIP with Harper High School's leadership team and teachers
University of Chicago School of Social Service AdministrationChicago$100,000For the Network for College Success principal coaching and network activities
Big Shoulders FundChicago$100,000For the Math Initiative
The Posse Foundation, Inc.Chicago$40,000For the Pre-Collegiate Training Program
SAGA InnovationsNewton$75,000For math tutoring in Chicago public schools
Target Hope, Inc.Matteson$40,000For the Academic Achievement and College Readiness Program
Target Hope, Inc.Matteson$40,500For operational capacity building
UIC College of Education Center for Urban Education LeadershipChicago$100,000For the Center for Urban Education Leadership's principal preparation program


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Bethel New LifeChicago$40,000For support of the Advanced Manufacturing Training (AMT) program
Breaking GroundChicago$30,000For the Manufacturing Training Center
Cara ProgramChicago$75,000For support of the Transformations Program
Chicago Citywide Literacy CoalitionChicago$75,000For general operating support to strengthen Chicago's adult literacy / adult basic education infrastructure
Chicago CommonsChicago$30,000For support of the Vocational Adult Basic Education (VABE) program Aug FY16 - Fifth Year
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$35,000For 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
Erie Neighborhood HouseChicago$50,000For the Pathways to Success Program
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, Inc.Chicago$30,000For support of Community Employment Program and for its expansion plan Aug FY16 - Fifth Year
Greater Chicago Food DepositoryChicago$30,000For Chicago's Community Kitchens workforce development program
Greater West Town Community Development ProjectChicago$60,000For Occupational Skills Training Programs
Heartland Human Care Services Inc.Chicago$60,000For Vocational English Language Training (VELT) services
i.c.starsChicago$60,000For Technology, Business, and Leadership Workforce Training Program
Inspiration CorporationChicago$75,000For support of Foodservice Training & Employment Services and for a new client management system
Instituto del Progreso LatinoChicago$60,000For Carreras en Salud: A Chicago Bilingual Healthcare Bridge Program
National Able NetworkChicago$35,000For the IT Career Lab
National Latino Education InstituteChicago$50,000For the Workforce Education and Employment Programs
New Moms, Inc.Chicago$30,000For the Workforce Development Program
Poder Learning CenterChicago$40,000For the Oprima-1 and ESL/Civics Programs
Polish American AssociationChicago$30,000For support of the Adult Education and Workforce Development Program
Pui Tak CenterChicago$30,000For Adult Education and Training Programs
Restaurant Opportunities Centers UnitedNew York$30,000For the COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute
St. Leonard's MinistriesChicago$30,000For support of employment services at the Michael Barlow Center
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually ImpairedChicago$30,000For support of the Job Training Program
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


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Access Community Health NetworkChicago$100,000To establish a Shared Decision Making (SDM) initiative
AIDS Foundation of ChicagoChicago$40,000For training of Ryan White case managers on how to work with medical providers and managed care organizations
Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Inc.Chicago$40,000For oral health services
Beloved Community Family Wellness CenterChicago$60,000For support of the Chronic Disease Program
Center on HalstedChicago$25,000For support of the Behavioral Health Services program
Chicago Children's Advocacy CenterChicago$100,000For the Providing Access Toward Hope and Healing (PATHH) collaboration
Chicago Children's Advocacy CenterChicago$35,000For support of Family Hope Center
Children's Home & AidChicago$50,000For support of the Community-Based Behavioral Health Program
Christian Community Health CenterChicago$55,000For support the Oral Health and Primary Care Integration program
CommunityHealthChicago$35,000For the Coordinated Care Model
Enlace ChicagoChicago$40,000For the Community Health Workers Initiative
Erie Family Health CenterChicago$60,000For the Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative
Esperanza Health CentersChicago$50,000For support of Medical Home Care Coordination Program
Esperanza Health CentersChicago$100,000For support of the Chicago Safety Net Learning Collaborative
Hamdard Center for Health & Human ServicesAddison$40,000For support to Integrate Medical and Mental Health Services and intense follow-up care to retain patients in continuous care
Healthy Schools CampaignChicago$18,000For the Change for Good program
Heartland Health CenterChicago$75,000For support of oral healthcare services
Howard Brown Health CenterChicago$40,000For support of the patient centered medical home (PCMH) model of primary care
Illinois College of OptometryChicago$150,000For the Chicago Vision Outreach and a Diabetes Eye Clinic Initiative
Infant Welfare Society of ChicagoChicago$50,000For support of Chicago's Integrated Care Initiative
Juvenile Protective AssociationChicago$55,000For the Treatment and Counseling Program
Lawndale Christian Health CenterChicago$60,000For Patient Centerd Medical Home - High Risk Care Management
Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisDes Plaines$80,000For support of the Tri-agency Mental Health Learning Collaborative
Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisDes Plaines$40,000For Children and Adolescents Counseling Services
Mobile C.A.R.E. FoundationChicago$45,000For support of Comprehensive Asthma Management Program
Near North Health Service CorporationChicago$40,000For support of Chronic Care Coordination Program
Primo Center for Women and ChildrenChicago$35,000For support of the Integrated Coordination Program (ICCP)
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty LawChicago$140,000For the Health Care Justice Program
Teen Living ProgramsChicago$30,000For support of the Whole Health Program
Test Positive Aware NetworkChicago$30,000For support of the Total Care Portal (TCP) care coordination process
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of ChicagoChicago$100,000For support of a collaboration to better coordinate services, improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions
The Night MinistryChicago$40,000For support of the Outreach and Health Ministry Program
ThresholdsChicago$60,000For support of an agency-wide effort to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic
University of ChicagoChicago$50,000For support of the ECHO-Chicago telehealth program
White Crane Wellness CenterChicago$35,000For the Holistic Health Outreach Initiative to establish a need-based client management model
YWCA of Metropolitan ChicagoChicago$50,000For support of the RISE Children's Counseling Center


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Arts Alliance IllinoisChicago$5,000For support to engage a search consultant to fill the position of Executive Director
Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in PhilanthropyOakland$2,000In celebration of AAPIP's Leader Honorees in Chicago
Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in PhilanthropyOakland$2,500Membership Grant
CARE, Inc.Chicago$50,000For support of the Humanitarian Fund
Chicago Council on Global AffairsChicago$500For the President's Circle membership
Chicago Foundation for WomenChicago$10,000To analyze merger activity in the last 10 years (2004-2014) and to identify lessons learned from both successful and failed mergers among the Chicago metropolitan non-profits
Chicago Youth Symphony OrchestrasChicago$7,500To develop a neighborhood ensemble program
Community Counseling Centers of ChicagoChicago$10,000To support the planning and development of a Behavioral Learning Collaborative for Federally Qualified Health Centers
Community Renewal SocietyChicago$40,000For support of Chicago Reporter
Council on Foundations, Inc.Arlington$19,600Membership Grant
Crossroads FundChicago$10,000For the Giving Project to support and expand donor giving towards greater social justice
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans FrontieresNew York$50,000For support of the Emergency Relief Fund
Donors Forum Chicago$15,000For support of the Transformation Fund: Engaging for Impact
Donors Forum Chicago$2,000For Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy annual program and awards ceremony: Connecting Philanthropy and Community.
Donors Forum Chicago$17,233Membership Grant
Grantmakers for EducationPortland$1,750Membership Grant
Grantmakers for Effective OrganizationsWashington$3,190Membership Grant
Grantmakers in the ArtsSeattle$1,000Membership Grant
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights$70,000For Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
Independent SectorWashington$8,000Membership Grant
Korean American Resource and Cultural CenterChicago$60,000For the Asian and Arab American Community DACA Collaborative
Literacy Funders NetworkOklahoma City$250Membership Grant
National Committee for Responsive PhilanthropyWashington$3,000For support of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
New LeadersChicago$5,000For support of New Leaders Chicago to organize Chicago Leadership Collaborative principal graduation celebration.
Oxfam AmericaBoston$50,000For support of the Global Humanitarian Program
Puerto Rican Arts AllianceChicago$10,000To develop curriculum on Puerto Rican history and culture in Chicago
Robert R. McCormick FoundationChicago$2,600For support of the Veterans in Philanthropy VISTA program
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty LawChicago$8,900For the Responsible Budget Coalition
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty LawChicago$10,000For support of the Illinois Public Benefits Training Center creation
Taproot FoundationSan Francisco$45,000For the Service Grants Program
The People's Music SchoolChicago$8,000For support of a database upgrade aligned with new metrics and assessement tools to better track student data, compare student progress over time and more timely access to data
The Resurrection ProjectChicago$1,000For the Breakin' It Down conference
Voices for Illinois Children, Inc.Chicago$8,000For the Fiscal Policy Center
World Food Program USAWashington$50,000For support of the WFP Emergency Response program
WTTW11Chicago$50,000For Chicago Tonight