Program Areas


Arts Learning

Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Albany Park Theater ProjectChicago$35,000For theater education activities
American Theater CompanyChicago$25,000For support of the American Mosaic program
Center for Community Arts PartnershipsChicago$30,000For support of Project AIM (Arts Integrated Mentorship)
Changing WorldsChicago$35,000For support of the In-School Arts Learning programs--including Arts, Cultural, and Literacy (ACL) connections and In-School Arts and Cultural (IAC) connections
Chicago Arts Partnerships in EducationChicago$30,000For the Collaboration Laboratory Project
Chicago Center for Music EducationChicago$40,000For support of music programs in Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Children's ChoirChicago$60,000For support of the Neighborhood Choir Program
Chicago Jazz PhilharmonicChicago$40,000For the Jazz Alive music education program in Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Opera TheaterChicago$30,000For Opera for All, an educational outreach program in Chicago public schools
Chicago Shakespeare TheaterChicago$35,000For the Team Shakespeare Bard Core Curriculum program
Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago$50,000For support of CSO-Ignite and CSO-Connect
Chicago Youth Symphony OrchestrasChicago$25,000For support of the Neighborhood Steel Band Program
Congo Square Theatre CompanyChicago$20,000For support of the Curriculum Objectives Residency Enrichment program
Court Theatre FundChicago$30,000For support of Artists-in-the-Schools residency program
Forward Momentum Chicago NFPChicago$30,000For support of dance education programs and for the development of assessment rubrics
Ingenuity Incorporated ChicagoChicago$100,000For support of Transformative Data and Professional Learning Systems
Intonation Music WorkshopChicago$25,000To support Intonation's after-school Rock Band Program
Lifeline TheatreChicago$25,000For arts residencies in Chicago public elementary schools
Lookingglass Theatre CompanyChicago$30,000For support of the Art-Infused Residency Program in Chicago Public Schools and for development of assessment tools
Lyric Opera of ChicagoChicago$35,000To support the Opera Residencies for Schools
Marwen FoundationChicago$50,000For support of The Marwen Institiute
Merit School of MusicChicago$40,000For support of Bridges: Partners in Music Program
Museum of Contemporary ArtChicago$40,000For the Teacher Institute
National Museum of Mexican ArtChicago$30,000For Enrich Chicago
National Museum of Mexican ArtChicago$30,000For the Nuestras Historias: Teaching the Story of America through Art
Peoples Music School IncChicago$40,000For Uptown Academy and two community-based ensemble programs
Silk Road RisingChicago$20,000For the Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course (EPIC) Arts Education program
Snow City Arts FoundationChicago$30,000For support of arts education for children in Chicago hospitals
Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyChicago$20,000For the Steppenwolf for Young Adults School residency program
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American HistoryNew York$35,000For the Hamilton Education Program
The Joffrey BalletChicago$35,000For support of Joffrey Ballet's School-Based Community Engagement Programs
Timeline Theatre CompanyChicago$25,000For The Living History Program in Chicago public schools
Urban GatewaysChicago$40,000For support of multi-disciplinary arts education residencies
Victory Garden TheaterChicago$25,000For Drama in the Schools
Young Chicago AuthorsChicago$30,000For the Education Partnerships program


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Academy for Urban School LeadershipChicago$100,000For support of principal training and development
Achievement NetworkBoston$100,000For support of ANet's Chicago school partnerships
Advance IllinoisChicago$75,000For policy research and advocacy in school funding, principal effectiveness, and school budgeting
Big Shoulders FundChicago$100,000For the Mathematics Initiative
Chicago Horticultural SocietyGlencoe$30,000For support of the Science First and College First programs
Chicago Public Education FundChicago$200,000For the CPS Principal Database and the Principal Summer Design Project
Chicago Youth ProgramsChicago$40,000For the Teen Career Program and Middle School Programming Development Initiative
Communities in Schools of ChicagoChicago$25,000For Partnership for Schools & Student Success
Golden Apple FoundationChicago$50,000For Inquiry STEM Institute
High JumpChicago$50,000For general operating support
Leading EducatorsChicago $100,000For the Chicago Common Core Collaborative in CPS Schools
LEAP InnovationsChicago$100,000For the LEAP High School Pilot Network
National Louis UniversityChicago $100,000For support of Chicago Principal Cohort of the Education Leadership Program
New LeadersChicago$120,000For support of the Aspiring Principals and Emerging Leaders Program
SAGA InnovationsNewton$100,000For MATCH tutoring in Chicago public schools
Schools That Can ChicagoChicago$30,000For Chicago's High Schools Cross-Sector Collaboration
Strategic Learning InitiativesChicago$75,000For the Focused Instruction Process
Surge InstituteChicago$50,000For the Chicago Surge Fellowship
Target Hope, Inc.Matteson$57,500For support of the Academic Achievement Program and to complete capacity building activities
Teach Plus IncorporatedChicago$50,000For the Change Agent program
UIC College of Education Center for Urban Education LeadershipChicago$100,000For the Center for Urban Education Leadership's principal preparation program
University of Chicago Consortium on School ResearchChicago$30,000For the Consortium Investor Council
University of Chicago School of Social Service AdministrationChicago $120,000For support of Network for College Success
University of Chicago STEM EducationChicago $100,000For support of the Building Math Leadership Teams in Chicago Schools program


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
741 Collaborative Partnership IncChicago$35,000For support of Employer and Economic Engagement project
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 Jobs CouncilChicago$75,000For City-Wide Workforce Development Advocacy
Chicagoland Workforce Funder AllianceChicago$125,000For support of the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
Chinese American Service LeagueChicago$47,000For support of CASL's Chef Training Program
Christopher HouseChicago$30,000For support of Chicago Benchmarking Collaborative
Erie Neighborhood HouseChicago$90,000For the Allied Health Care Career Network
Erie Neighborhood HouseChicago$50,000For the Pathways to Success Program
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
i.c.starsChicago$60,000For Technology, Business, and Leadership Workforce Training Program
Jane Addams Resource CorporationChicago$60,000For support of the Careers in Manufacturing Programs
Loyola University of ChicagoChicago$60,000For support of Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) at Greater West Town Community Development Project (GWTP)
Manufacturing RenaissanceChicago$40,000Manufacturing Connect Program Expansion
North Lawndale Employment NetworkChicago$30,000For support of U-Turn Permitted and Moving Forward
OAI, Inc.Chicago$35,000For support of Greencorps and Environmental Careers Worker Training
Poder Learning CenterChicago$40,000For the Oprima-1 and ESL/Civics Programs
Polish American AssociationChicago$35,000For support of the Adult Education and Workforce Development Program
REDFSan Francisco$40,000For improving the effectiveness of Chicago-based social enterprises
Safer FoundationChicago$40,000Safer Demand Skills Collaborative
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually ImpairedChicago$30,000For support of The Lighthouse's Employment Services Program, specifically our Job Training Program
Upwardly GlobalChicago$40,000For support of Chicago Job Seeker Services
Women EmployedChicago$60,000For support of Building the On-Ramp to Careers
Year Up - ChicagoChicago$50,000For support of Year Up Chicago


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Access Community Health NetworkChicago$100,000To establish a Shared Decision Making (SDM) initiative
AIDS Foundation of ChicagoChicago$40,000To train case managers on how to work with managed care organizations to increase access to care
Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Inc.Chicago$40,000For support of Oral Health Services, Expansion, and Education
Center on HalstedChicago$25,000For support of the Mental Health Services program for youth
Chicago Children's Advocacy CenterChicago$100,000For support of the Providing Access Toward Hope and Healing (PATHH) Collaboration
Chicago Family Health CenterChicago$50,000For Transforming Patient Care and Service Excellence Through Strong Teams
Children's Home & AidChicago$50,000For support of the Community-Based Behavioral Health Program
Christian Community Health CenterChicago$55,000For support of the Dramatic Performance Improvement (DPI) project
Community Counseling Centers of ChicagoChicago$100,000For support of Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration Learning Collaborative
CommunityHealthChicago$35,000For support of the Coordinated Care Program
Enlace ChicagoChicago$40,000For Community Health Workers Initiative
Erie Family Health CenterChicago$55,000To Improve Value-Based Medical Home models of care
Esperanza Health CentersChicago$100,000For support of the Chicago Safety Net Learning Collaborative
Esperanza Health CentersChicago$50,000For support of Medical Home Care Coordination Program
Hamdard Center for Health & Human ServicesAddison$40,000For support of Integrated Health Services
Heartland Health CentersChicago$75,000For support of oral healthcare services
Howard Brown Health CenterChicago$40,000To support 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$50,000For the Treatment and Counseling Program
La Rabida Children's HospitalChicago$40,000To support the organization's mission to provide trauma treatment to children and families on the South Side of Chicago
Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisDes Plaines$40,000For support of Children's Mental Health Services
Mobile C.A.R.E. FoundationChicago$55,000The Comprehensive Asthma Management Program
Near North Health Service CorporationChicago$40,000For support of the Chronic Care Coordination Program
PCC Community Wellness CenterOak Park$55,000For support of the center's medical home model
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty LawChicago$140,000For support of the Shriver Center's Health Care Justice Program
Sinai Health SystemChicago$100,000For support of the Sinai Medical Group Transformation Initiaitve
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
University of ChicagoChicago$50,000For support of the ECHO-Chicago telehealth program
White Crane Wellness CenterChicago$30,000For the Holistic Health Outreach Initiative to establish a need-based client management model
YWCA of Metropolitan ChicagoChicago$50,000RISE Children's Center


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Chicago$10,000For support of the Lurie Children's Center for Childhood Resilience to develop a new curriculum for non-mental and mental health professionals who work with the mental health needs of immigrant and refugee children
Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in PhilanthropyOakland$2,500Membership grant
CARE, Inc.Chicago$50,000For support of the Humanitarian Fund
Chicago Citywide Literacy CoalitionChicago$3,300For support for staff members to attend the National Skills Coalition's Skills Summit in Washington D.C.
Chicago Council on Global AffairsChicago$500For the President's Circle membership
Chinese American Service LeagueChicago$3,000In honor of John Claybrooke and Lois Chen
Community Restorative Justice HubChicago$100,000To support a strategic planning effort and capacity buliding projects
Council on Foundations, Inc.Arlington$19,600Membership grant
DePaul UniversityChicago$47,000For support of DePaul University Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans FrontieresNew York$50,000For support of the Emergency Relief Fund
ForefrontChicago$18,641Membership grant
ForefrontChicago$2,000For Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy annual program and awards ceremony: Connecting Philanthropy and Community
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and RefugeesSebastopol$3,000Membership grant
Grantmakers for EducationPortland$2,250Membership grant
Grantmakers for Effective OrganizationsWashington$3,190Membership grant
Grantmakers for Effective OrganizationsWashington$10,000For support of the 2017 conference in Chicago
Grantmakers in the ArtsSeattle$1,000Membership grant
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human RightsChicago$10,000To support Heartland Alliance's National Conference on Ending Chronic Unemployment and Poverty (October 25-26, 2016 in Chicago)
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human RightsChicago$60,000For Protecting and Preparing Immigrants in the New Age of Uncertainty
Hyde Park Art CenterChicago$5,000In support of Hyde Park Art Center' Teaching Artist Summit and professional development workshops for teaching artists
Independent SectorWashington$8,000Membership grant
Inner-City Muslim Action NetworkChicago$4,500For advocacy and support
Latino Union of ChicagoChicago$5,000To support the organization's Strategic Planning Process
National Association of Black JournalistsCollege Park$5,000For support of the 2016 regional meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists
National Committee for Responsive PhilanthropyWashington$3,000Membership grant
National Guild for Community Arts EducationNew York$5,000For support of the national conference to be held in Chicago in November 2016
New LeadersChicago$3,000To support the Chicago Leadership Collaborative Celebration
Oxfam AmericaBoston$50,000For support of the Global Humanitarian Program
Philanthropy NorthwestSeattle $6,000For Leadership and Dialogue Cohort: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyChicago$7,000To develop a strategic plan for Steppenwolf for Young Adults
Taproot FoundationChicago$45,000For support of the Spectrum of Services Program
ThresholdsChicago$1,200To conduct an in-depth survey of organizations to assess their readiness to work with managed care organizations
University of Chicago Crime LabChicago$10,000To organize additional convenings here in Chicago and cover travel costs to bring Susan Lee, an architect of California's Violence Reduction Strategy
University of Chicago Crime LabChicago$10,000For analysis of crime and violence data in Chicago
WTTW11Chicago$50,000For Chicago Tonight