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2013 Grant Awards

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

 

COMMUNITY STABILIZATION

  • Albany Park Neighborhood Council: $20,000 for VOYCE program for youth to advocate for decreased student drop-out rates.

  • Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign: $10,000 for general operating support.

  • GoodCity-Austin Coming Together: $15,000 to stabilize the housing market in Levin Park.

  • Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing: $30,000 for the Buildings Program to prevent renters from eviction due to foreclosure and to preserve multi-unit affordable housing through educational outreach.

  • Metropolitan Tenants Organization: $25,000 for the Supporting Renters in Foreclosure Program that assists renters whose buildings are in or might be facing foreclosure.

  • Resurrection Project: $20,000 for the Home Preservation & Foreclosure Project to help stabilize Latino communities through foreclosure prevention and building sustainable home ownership.

COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Active Transportation Alliance: $10,000 to establish Transportation Advocacy Committeeswithin local communities.

  • Arab American Action Network: $20,000 to support two programs that engage women and youth in advocating for civil liberties and to stop law enforcement profiling of Arab and Muslim communities.

  • Coalition to Save our Mental Health Centers: $15,000 to engage community members in the implementation of the Expanded Mental Health Services Program.  

  • Community Organizing and Family Issues: $20,000 to support parent leadership development and parent-initiated advocacy projects for low-income parents.

  • Friends of the Parks: $15,000 for the Chicago Plays! Playground Renovation Program to help community resident advocate for playground and park renovation.

  • Garfield Park Community Council: $20,000 for its Building a Better Kedzie project.

  • Logan Square Neighborhood Association: $20,000 to engage residents at Lathrop Homes in civic processes that will affect them during a redevelopment process.

  • Southside Together Organizing for Power: $15,000 to develop a coalition of South Side residents who are leaders in advocating for the construction of a trauma center in their area.

CULTURE

 

CAPACITY BUILDING

  • About Face Theatre Company: $10,000 for a rebranding project.

  • Access Contemporary Music: $8,700 for audience development.

  • Chicago Film Archives, NFP: $11,700 for board development.

  • Civitas ensemble: $15,000 for an audience and donor development plan.

  • Congo Square Theatre Company: $10,000 for a board governance and development plan.

  • Jazz Institute of Chicago: $10,000 to increase board leadership and fundraising capacity.

 THE PROLIFERATION OF ARTS WITHIN NON-ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

  • Envision Unlimited: $25,000 to expand its Arts Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to four additional day program sites.

  • Harmony, Hope and Healing: $10,000 to offer music programming to women exiting the prison system at Grace House.

  • Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly: $15,000 to develop an arts component as part of its visitation program for home-bound seniors.

  • National Veterans Art Museum: $30,000 for its VetCAT art therapy program for veterans.

  • Snow City Arts Foundation: $20,000 for general operating support for its arts programs for hospitalized children.

  • Storycatchers Theatre: $25,000 to expand its Fabulous Females and Temporary Lockdown musical theater program for incarcerated youth. 

EDUCATION

 

ENGAGING STUDENTS IN STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH)

  • Chicago Children's Museum: $20,000 for its Playing with Numbers professional development program in math  for Kindergarten and first grade CPS teachers.

  • Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program, Inc.: $20,000 for SETSEP, year-long Saturday STEM programming for children from K-3 and their families and professional development for CPS teachers.

  • Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Inc.: $25,000 for its GirlSpace out-of-school time STEM programming in 40 Chicago Public Schools.

  • Openlands: $15,000 to expand its STEM professional development of Chicago Public School teachers through its Building School Gardens program.

  • Project Exploration: $10,000 general operating support 

  • Project SYNCERE: $25,000 for its Emerging Engineers program.

CREATING POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR LEARNING

  • Changing Worlds: $10,000 for its Arts, Cultural and Literacy Connections program that boosts student engagement through investigating their personal histories.

  • Chicago Debate Commission: $20,000 for general operating support for its debate programs in CPS middle and high schools.

  • Spark Chicago: $15,000 for its mentoring and apprenticeship program and leadership training for struggling middle school students. 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

VIOLENCE AFFECTING YOUTH

  • Alternatives, Inc.: $20,000 to expand its Restorative Justice Initiative. 

  • Chicago Urban League: $15,000 for its Urban Youth Connection program to reduce disciplinary problems and involvement with the juvenile justice system for at-risk males. 

  • Connections for Abused women and their Children: $7,500 to reduce the negative impact of domestic violence on children by addressing safety issues as well as emotional, psychological and behavioral consequences.

  • Cook County Justice for Children: $25,000 to ensure that youth in the juvenile justice system are treated fairly and to help prevent recidivism by meeting emotional needs.

  • La Casa Norte: $15,000 to create a safer environment through transformative justice for unaccompanied youth in its housing programs.

  • Rape Victims Advocates: $10,000 for its Adolescent Program that provides immediate and comprehensive services to victims to help them heal and to prevent future violence.

  • Telpochcalli Community Education Project: $12,000 for its Little Village Youth Summer Program.

 UTILIZATION OF HEALTH SERVICES BY CHILDREN AND YOUTH

  • Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis: $15,000 to provide therapeutic services to 225 children who have suffered the loss of a loved one and to educate the community about violence and loss.

  • Chicago Children's Advocacy Center: $27,875 for its Raising Awareness in Service program to increase the number of African American families that access mental health services following sexual abuse.

  • Children's Research Triangle: $20,000 to provide comprehensive therapeutic treatment services to children who have experienced trauma.

  • Girls in the Game: $10,000 for its after school wellness and self-esteem program for girls.

  • Housing Opportunities for Women, Inc.: $15,000 to link all children in HOW's programs to primary care physicians and mental health care providers.

  • La Rabida Children's Hospital and Research Center: $15,000 for general operating.

  • Mobile CARE Foundation: $10,000 for CAMP (Comprehensive Asthma Management Program)mobile care vans that visit CPS and parochial schools.

  • Teen Living: $15,000 for its Whole Health Program wraparound health services for homeless youth.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES

  • Donors Forum of Chicago: $10,000 for its 40th anniversary

  • San Jose Obrero Mission: $10,000 for general operating support