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2014 Grant Awards

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STABILIZATION

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

  • Latin United Community Housing Association: $15,000 for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure through workshops and other assistance in English and Spanish.

  • Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing, Inc.: $25,000 for Building Program and Supportive Services.

  • Metropolitan Tenants Organization: $20,000 for its Supporting Renters in Foreclosure program.

  • Resurrection Project: $15,000 for the Home Preservation & Foreclosure Prevention project in Pilsen and other Latino neighborhoods.
     

COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Albany Park Neighborhood Council: $15,000 for Voices of Youth in Chicago (VOYCE) to take on school drop-out rates and other school-related issues.

  • Arab American Action Network: $20,000 for the Youth Committee to Protect People's Rights.

  • Coalition to Save our Mental Health Centers: $15,000 to educate community members and promote their involvement in advocating for expanded mental health services funding.

  • Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI): $20,000 to promote civic leadership among parents.

  • Friends of the Parks: $10,000 to help neighborhood groups apply for local park renovation funds through Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Chicago Plays!

  • Garfield Park Community Council: $20,000 to engage residents in fighting crime.

  • Logan Square Neighborhood Association: $20,000 to engage residents in the preservation of the Lathrop Homes.

  • Southside Together Organizing for Power/Illinois Justice Foundation: $15,000 to advocate for a trauma center on the south side.

CULTURE

CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Chicago Film Archives : $10,215 for phase two of a project to strengthen and build the capacity of the Board of Directors.

  • Civitas: $15,000 for the second phase of its Audience and Donor Development and Retention project.

  • Dance COLEctive: $13,500 for a board recruitment project.

  • Hedwig Dances, Inc.: $15,000 for its 30th Anniversary Individual Giving project.

  • Kalapriya Foundation: $15,000 for a 20th anniversary season marketing campaign

  • Jazz Institute of Chicago: $12,500 for the second phase of a social media campaign.

THE PROLIFERATION OF ARTS WITHIN NON-ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

  • Apna Ghar, Inc.: $20,000 to expand its Arts Based Therapy and Wellness program for women and children affected by domestic violence.

  • Envision Unlimited: $31,000 to complete the expansion of its Arts Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to all day program sites.

  • Harmony, Hope and Healing: $15,000 for its music programs at Grace House and St. Leonard's House.

  • Old Town School of Folk Music: $10,000 for its Guitars for Growth program at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

  • Sarah's Circle: $25,000 to expand Art Therapy opportunities for homeless women.

  • Storycatchers Theatre: $25,000 for its Fabulous Females, Firewriters and Temporary Lockdown musical theater programs in juvenile detention centers.

  • Snow City Arts Foundation: $15,000 for arts programs for hospitalized children.

EDUCATION

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

  • Business and Professionals People for the Public Interest: $10,000 for its Altgelt-Riverdale Early Learning STEM Initiative.

  • Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program, Inc.; $20,000 for its engineering and math programs for elementary school students.

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

  • Openlands: $10,000 for its Building School Gardens professional development and programming at Chicago Public Schools.

  • Project Exploration: $10,000 for general operating support.

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

  • Target HOPE: $20,000 for its STEM Initiative to expose minority high school students to college opportunities and STEM careers.

  • Westside Youth Technical Entrepreneur Center (WYTEC): $15,000 for its Intel Start>Making! WYTEC Girls Rule technology program for girls.

CREATING POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR LEARNING

  • Changing Worlds: $10,000 for its Arts, Culture and Literacy Connections integrated residencies in Chicago Public Schools.

  • Family Matters: $20,000 for its Family Connections literacy and learning program.

  • Chicago Debate Commission: $15,000 to increase student engagement through debate.

  • Open Books: $15,000 to expand ReadWriteThen, a literary and writing program, to 15 additional schools.

  • SitStayRead: $20,000 for general operating to promote literacy using volunteers and dogs.

  • Spark Chicago: $15,000 for its youth Apprencticeship Program.

  • Working in the Schools (WITS): $15,000 to expand its WITS on the Weekend (WoW) program to two new schools.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

VIOLENCE AFFECTING YOUTH

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

  • B.U.I.L.D Incorporated: $20,000 for its anti-violence and anti gang interventions in 11 Chicago communities.

  • Chicago Urban League: $15,000 for its Urban Youth Connection program in Englewood.

  • Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation: $15,000 for Strengthening Chicago's Youth, to increase the use of alternatives to detention for youth.

  • Children's Research Triangle: $20,000 for its Trauma Treatment Program.

  • Community Justice for Youth Institute: $20,000 to support the development of Restorative Justice Hubs to prevent violence for gang-involved and at-risk youth.

  • Connections for Abused Women and Their Children: $7,500 for intervention services to prevent maladaptive behaviors related to trauma.

  • Cook County Justice for Children: $25,000 for its Secure Detention Strategy Team to ensure that youth in Juvenile Justice system are treated fairly and to decrease risk for recidivism and violence.

  • First Defense Legal Aid: $20,000 for the Know Your Rights Campaign to create strategies around public safety and police accountability.

  • La Casa Norte: $15,000 to provide conflict resolution through the Transformative Justice model to homeless youth. 

  • Rape Victims Advocates: $10,000 to provide adolescent survivors of sexual assault with services to prevent maladaptive behaviors.

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  children who have suffered the loss of a loved one and to educate the community about violence and loss.

  • Chicago Children's Advocacy Center: $30,000 for Raising Awareness in Services and Empowerment (RAISE) program to increase the use of available support services by African American families following sexual abuse.

  • Chicago Women's Health Center: $15,000 for educational outreach about sexual health, gender identity and reproduction for children and youth.

  • Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.: $30,000 for the Braveheart Youth Bereavement Program.

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

  • Mobile CARE Foundation: $10,000 for its Comprehensive Asthma Management Program for children at nearly 40 sites across Chicago.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES

  • All Chicago/Emergency Fund: $2,000 sponsorship