Program Areas


Arts Learning

Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Albany Park Theater ProjectChicago$35,000For theater education activities
American Theater CompanyChicago$30,000For support of the American Mosaic program
Black Ensemble TheaterChicago$30,000For Strengthening The School Through Theater Arts
Chicago Center for Music EducationChicago$40,000For music programs in Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Children's ChoirChicago$60,000For the Neighborhood Choir Program (over two years)
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 Sinfonietta, Inc.Chicago$30,000For Audience Matters and SEED: Students Ensemble with Excellence and Diversity in CPS
Court Theatre FundChicago$30,000For support of Artists-in-the-Schools residency program
Forward Momentum Chicago NFPChicago$30,000For dance education programs in CPS and continued development of assessment tools
Hyde Park Art CenterChicago$45,000For the Pathway Program, a multi-year arts education program
Intonation Music WorkshopChicago$25,000To support Intonation's after-school Rock Band Program (over two years)
Jazz Institute of ChicagoChicago$25,000For the Jazz Links Education Program in CPS Schools
Lifeline TheatreChicago$25,000For arts residencies in Chicago public elementary schools
Lookingglass Theatre CompanyChicago$30,000For the Art-Infused Residency Program in Chicago Public Schools
Lyric Opera of ChicagoChicago$35,000To support the Opera Residencies for Schools
Music of the BaroqueChicago$20,000For the Strong Voices arts education program
Pegasus Theatre Chicago Chicago$30,000For the Young Playwrights Festival/Residency Program
Puerto Rican Arts AllianceChicago$35,000For the Latin Music Project
Silk Road RisingChicago$30,000For EPIC (Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course) Arts Education Program
Snow City Arts FoundationChicago$30,000For support of arts education for children in Chicago hospitals
The Joffrey BalletChicago$40,000For its school-based community engagement programs
Timeline Theatre CompanyChicago$30,000For The Living History Program in Chicago public schools
Victory Garden TheaterChicago$30,000For Drama in the Schools Residency program
Enrich Chicago Chicago $30,000For Enrich Chicago
Ingenuity Incorporated ChicagoChicago$100,000For professional development programs and the arts education database
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American HistoryNew York$35,000For Chicago public schools in the Hamilton Education Program
Hubbard Street Dance ChicagoChicago$50,000For Movement as Partnership
Marwen FoundationChicago$50,000For Teaching and Learning Programs (formerly, The Marwen Institute)
Museum of Contemporary ArtChicago$40,000For the Teacher Institute
National Museum of Mexican ArtChicago$35,000For support of Nuestras Historias: Teaching the Story of America Through Art
Ravinia Festival AssociationHighland Park$50,000For support of the Music Discovery Program and Sistema Ravinia in CPS Schools


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Chicago Horticultural SocietyGlencoe$30,000For Science First and College First
Chicago Youth ProgramsChicago$40,000For the Teen Career Program and Middle School Programming Development Initiative
High JumpChicago$50,000For general operating support
Link UnlimitedChicago$40,000For Academic Enrichment Programming
SAGA InnovationsNewton$75,000For MATCH tutoring in Chicago public schools
Target Hope, Inc.Matteson$50,000For support of the Academic Achievement Program
The Posse Foundation, Inc.Chicago$45,000For the Pre-Collegiate Training Program
Academy for Urban School LeadershipChicago$100,000For support of principal training and development
Achievement NetworkChicago$100,000For ANet?s Chicago school partnerships
Big Shoulders FundChicago$100,000For the Mathematics Initiative
Chicago Public Education FundChicago$200,000For the CPS Principal Database and the Principal Summer Design Project
Golden Apple FoundationChicago$50,000For Inquiry STEM Institute
Leading EducatorsNew Orleans$100,000For the Chicago Common Core Collaborative in CPS Schools
Leading EducatorsNew Orleans$100,000For the Chicago Common Core Collaborative in CPS Schools
LEAP InnovationsChicago$100,000For the LEAP High School Pilot Network
National Louis UniversityChicago $85,000To support CPS Network Coaching
New LeadersChicago$120,000For support of the Aspiring Principals and Emerging Leaders Program
New LeadersChicago$120,000For support of the Aspiring Principals and Emerging Leaders Program
Schools That Can ChicagoChicago$30,000For Chicago's High Schools Cross-Sector Collaboration
Teach Plus IncorporatedChicago$75,000For the Change Agent program
UIC College of Education Center for Urban Education LeadershipChicago$150,000For the Center for Urban Education Leadership
University of Chicago School of Social Service AdministrationChicago $120,000For the Network for College Success for principal coaching and network activities (over two years)
University of Chicago STEM EducationChicago $100,000For support of the Building Math Leadership Teams in Chicago Schools program
Advance IllinoisChicago$75,000For the Partnership for Educator Preparation and The State We're In 2018-19 Report
Chalkbeat New York $40,000For education reporting in Chicago
Chicago Public Media, Inc.Chicago$40,000For the Education Desk to cover education news in Chicago
Surge InstituteChicago$50,000For the Chicago Surge Fellowship
University of Chicago Consortium on School ResearchChicago$30,000For the Consortium Investor Council


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Center For Changing LivesChicago$30,000For support of the Information Technology (IT) Bridges to Career Opportunities program
Chicago Citywide Literacy CoalitionChicago$80,000For general operating support to strengthen Chicago's adult literacy/adult basic education infrastructure
Christopher HouseChicago$15,000For support of Chicago Benchmarking Collaborative
Erie Neighborhood HouseChicago$40,000For the Pathways to Success Program
Heartland Human Care Services Inc.Chicago$65,000For the Vocational English Language Training Program
Instituto del Progreso LatinoChicago$60,000For the Carreras en Salud: A Chicago Bilingual Healthcare Partnership
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
Pui Tak CenterChicago$40,000For support of Adult Education and Training Program
Women EmployedChicago$60,000For support of Building the On-Ramp to Careers
Cara ProgramChicago$75,000For support of Cara's Four Portals to Employment
Inspiration CorporationChicago$50,000Of this amount, $40,000 is for support of Foodservice Training and $10,000 to explore the development of a new program
New Moms, Inc.Chicago$35,000For the Job Training Program
North Lawndale Employment NetworkChicago$40,000For the U-Turn Permitted and Moving Forward programs
St. Leonard's MinistriesChicago$30,000For program support of services at Michael Barlow Center
Upwardly GlobalChicago$40,000For support of Chicago Job Seeker Services
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human RightsChicago$100,000For support of the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative (READI)
Manufacturing RenaissanceChicago$40,000For the Manufacturing Connect Program Expansion to Bowen and Prosser High Schools
REDFSan Francisco$40,000For improving the effectiveness of Chicago-based social enterprises
Association House of ChicagoChicago$30,000For support of the BankWork$ Financial Careers Training Program
Bethel New LifeChicago$30,000For support of the Advanced Manufacturing Training program
Chicago Center For Arts And Technology IncChicago$40,000For support of the Adult Career Training Program
Chicagoland Workforce Funder AllianceChicago$125,000For support of the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, Inc.Chicago$40,000For support of Community Employment Program and $10,000 to explore the development of a new vocational training program
Greater Chicago Food DepositoryChicago$30,000For the Chicago's Community Kitchens 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)
National Able NetworkChicago$35,000For the Chicago IT Career Lab
OAI, Inc.Chicago$35,000For support of Greencorps and Environmental Careers Worker Training
Restaurant Opportunities Centers UnitedNew York$30,000For the COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute in Chicago
Safer FoundationChicago$40,000For the Safer Demand Skills Collaborative
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually ImpairedChicago$30,000For support of the Job Trraining Program
Year Up - ChicagoChicago$50,000For support of Year Up Chicago


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
AIDS Foundation of ChicagoChicago$40,000To train case managers on how to work with managed care organizations to increase access to care
Enlace ChicagoChicago$60,000For Community Health Workers Initiative
Test Positive Aware NetworkChicago$40,000For support of the Total Care Portal program
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty LawChicago$140,000For support of the Shriver Center's Health Care Justice Program
Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Inc.Chicago$40,000For support of Oral Health Services, Expansion, and Education
Beloved Community Family Wellness CenterChicago$60,000For support of the Medical-Home Models of Care for Chronic Disease Patients
Chicago Children's Advocacy CenterChicago$100,000For support of the Providing Access Toward Hope and Healing (PATHH) Collaboration
Chicago Children's Advocacy CenterChicago$40,000For support of Family Hope Center
Chicago Family Health CenterChicago$50,000For developing the Roadmap to Becoming a True Medical Home Model
Children's Home & AidChicago$50,000For support of theh Community-Based Behavioral Health Program
Community Counseling Centers of ChicagoChicago$110,000For support of the 2nd year of Behavioral Health-Primary Care Learning Collaborative
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 the Medical Home Coordination Program
Hamdard Center for Health & Human ServicesAddison$40,000For support of Integrated Health Services in Chicago
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 CPS Vision Clinic and Diabetes Eye Clinic
Juvenile Protective AssociationChicago$50,000For the Treatment and Counseling Program
La Rabida Children's HospitalChicago$45,000For support of Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC)
Lawndale Christian Health CenterChicago$60,000For Patient Centerd Medical Home - High Risk Care Management
Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisDes Plaines$40,000For support of Children's Mental Health Services
Mobile C.A.R.E. FoundationChicago$60,000For support of the Comprehensive Asthma Management Program (CAMP)
PCC Community Wellness CenterOak Park$55,000For support of the center's medical home model
Sinai Health SystemChicago$100,000For support of Sinai Medical Group Transformation Initiative
St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care CenterChicago$60,000For the Dental Center and Oral Health Care Program
TCA Health Inc NfpChicago$50,000For support of the Dramatic Performance Improvement (DPI) project
UIC College of DentistryChicago $75,000For support of an integrated home for enhanced oral health care for at-risk pediatric populations (pCARES Program)
YWCA of Metropolitan ChicagoChicago$50,000For support of the RISE Children's Center


Grantee Location Amount Purpose
Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in PhilanthropyOakland$2,500Membership Grant
Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in PhilanthropyOakland$2,500Membership grant
Chicago Council on Global AffairsChicago$500For the President's Circle membership
Council on Foundations, Inc.Arlington$19,600Membership grant
ForefrontChicago$18,796Membership grant
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and RefugeesSebastopol$3,000Membership grant
Grantmakers for EducationPortland$1,750Membership grant
Grantmakers in the ArtsSeattle$1,000Membership grant
Independent SectorWashington$8,000Membership grant
National Committee for Responsive PhilanthropyWashington$3,000Membership grant
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago Chicago $10,000For planning and development work in preparation for the census in Illinois
Chicago Jobs CouncilChicago$5,500To develop a report and host a convening to disseminate best practices in bridge programs
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Chicago$10,000For the seminar on implicit bias in education
Chicago Urban LeagueChicago$5,000For planning and development work in preparation for the census in Illinois
CommunityHealthChicago$2,500To develop and conduct the first phase of its efforts to diversify senior and staff board
ForefrontChicago$2,000For Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy annual program and awards ceremony: Connecting Philanthropy and Community to be held in the Spring of 2018
Foundation Center New York $5,000For general support
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee RightsChicago$10,000For planning and development work in preparation for the census in Illinois
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee RightsChicago$10,000For planning and development work in preparation for the census in Illinois
Ingenuity Incorporated ChicagoChicago$3,000To support participation in Grantmakers in the Arts conference presentation
La Rabida Children's HospitalChicago$10,000To provide training on trauma-informed practices to organizations serving children on the South Side of Chicago
League of Chicago Theatres FoundationChicago$10,000For dismantling racism training
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational FundChicago$5,000For planning and development work in preparation for the census in Illinois
Philanthropy NorthwestSeattle $2,000For continued support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cohort
PolicyLink Oakland$10,000For general operating support
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago$10,000For the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy in support of research and related publications and presentations on racial disparities in Chicago, including the report on the State of Racial Justice for Asian Americans in Chicago
Civic FederationChicago$25,000For general operating support
Community Restorative Justice HubChicago$100,000To support a strategic planning effort and capacity buliding projects
Cure Violence Chicago$50,000For support of Violence Prevention in Chicago through a Public Health Approach
Institute for Nonviolence Chicago Chicago$50,000For support of violence prevention and intervention efforts through street outreach in Austin, West Garfield, and Back of the Yards
Taproot FoundationChicago$45,000For support of the Spectrum of Services Program
WTTW11Chicago$50,000For Chicago Tonight
CARE, Inc.Chicago$50,000For support of the Humanitarian Surge Fund
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans FrontieresNew York$50,000For support of The Emergency Relief Fund
Oxfam AmericaBoston$50,000For support of the Global Humanitarian Relief Program