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2016 Grant Awards

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STABILIZATION

  • Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc: $25,000 for its Advice Desk to assist low income pro se litigents primarily in foreclosure cases.

  • Latin United Community Housing: $10,000 for Foreclosure Mitigation and Financial Counseling.

  • Spanish Coalition for Housing: $10,000 for its Foreclosure Prevention and Rental Counseling program.

  • Arab American Action Network: $25,000 for the Youth Committee to Protect People's Rights. 

  • Friends of the Parks: $10,000 for the Parks as Democracy program.

COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Coalition to Save our Mental Health Centers: $20,000 to organize and engage residents to create Chicago's second Expanded Mental Health Services Program on the west side.

  • Latino Union of Chicago: $15,000 for the Chicago Coalition of Household Workers to campaign for a bill of rights for household employees.

  • Logan Square Neighborhood Association: $20,000 for A Voice for Lathrop Homes.

  • Lugenia Burns Hope Center: $15,000 for senior citizen self-advocacy.

  • ONE Northside: $20,000 for the Homeless Leadership Development Project.

  • Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, Inc: $35,000 for Tenant Advocacy. 

  • Northwest Side Housing Center: $25,000 for the Home Preservation Project. 

CULTURE

CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Rush Hour Concerts: $15,000 for the merger of Rush Hour Concerts and the International Music Foundation. 

  • 3 Arts: $15,000 for its Major Gifts Plan for the organization's 10th Anniversary. 

  • Creative Partners/Eighth Blackbird: $12,500 for Database Audit and Training.

  • Hedwig Dances, Inc.: $15,000 for 2016-2017 Institutional Marketing plan.  

THE PROLIFERATION OF ARTS WITHIN NON-ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

  • Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services: $20,000 for the Creatively Empowered Women Design Studio.

  • International Children's Media Center: $20,000 for its Global Girls/Women's View Media Program.

  • Sara's Circle: $20,000 to expand its art therapy program for homeless women.

  • Storycatchers Theatre: $20,000 for its Fabulous Females, Firewriters and Temporary Lockdown musical theater programs in juvenile detention centers.

  • Harmony, Hope, and Healing: $35,000 (over two years) to support Music Programming at four sites.

EDUCATION

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

  • Plant Chicago, NFP: $21,032 for its Closed Loop in the Classroom: Expanding STEM program.

  • Schools That Can: $25,000 to expand the i2 STEM summer camp programs and increase scholarship slots at existing sites.

  • The Student Conservation Association: $10,000 for its Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps Program.

  • Target HOPE: $20,000 for its STEM Initiative for high school students on the south side.

  • Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program: $20,000 in general operating support. 

  • High Jump: $15,000 for Increasing Access to STEM Education program. 

CREATING POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR LEARNING

  • Pilot Light: $15,000 to expand its Food for Thought Hands-On Food Education program.

  • Spark Chicago: $10,000 for its Spark Youth Apprenticeship Program 

  • Working in the Schools (WITS): $15,000 for its WITS on the Weekend (WoW) program.

  • Open Books: $15,000 for the ReadThenWrite program. 

  • Reading In Motion: $15,000 in general operating support. 
     

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

VIOLENCE AFFECTING YOUTH

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

  • Chicago Urban League: $10,000 for its Urban Youth Connection program.

  • First Defense Legal Aid: $15,000 to help youth advocate for fair treatment from and improved relationships with police.

  • Children's Research Triangle: $40,000 (over two years) for the Trauma Treatment Program. 

  • Holy Family Ministries: $20,000 for The Peace Exchange. 

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.

  • Health and Medicine Policy Research Group: $15,000 for its Court-Involved Youth Project

  • Housing Opportunities for Women: $15,000 for its Child and Youth Services healthcare program.

  • New Moms, Inc.: $25,000 for the Bright Beginnings home visiting program for pregnant and parenting homeless mothers and their children.

  • Peer Health Exchange: $20,000 for general operating support for its health education programs in 33 Chicago high schools.

  • Teen Living Programs: $10,000 for its Whole Health Program.

  • Tuesday's Child: $15,000 for its Outreach Program to teach positive parenting skills to parents of children under the age of 6 with ADHD, mood disorders, autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other diagnoses.

  • Norwegian American Hospital Foundation: $20,000 for the Pediatric Dental Van. 

  • Primo Center for Women and Children: $20,000 for Trauma-Informed Mental Health Services for Youth. 

 

SPECIAL INITIATIVES

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