2018 Grant Awards


COMMUNITY STABILIZATION As of January 1, 2018, only renewal applications will be considered as this category is being phased out

  • Brighton Park Neighborhood Council: $30,000 (over 2 years) for its Financial Services Program

  • Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.:  $40,000 (over 2 years) for its Homeowners Assistance Program



  • Access Living: $15,000 to support the Racial Justice Community Organizing Group

  • Arise Chicago: $15,000 for its Immigrant Worker Leadership Development  program

  • Alliance of the Southeast (ASE) - $20,000 for the Development, not Displacement Program

  • Arab American Action Network: $45,000 over 2 years for the Youth Committee to Protect People's Rights program

  • Chicago Community Foundation: $30,000 (over 2 years) for the Chicago Police Reform Consent Decree Public Education Fund

  • Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers: $30,000 (over 2 years) for its Developing the West Side and Logan Square, Avondale and Hermosa Expanded Mental Health Services Program

  • Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI): $40,000 over two years to engage parents of color to become leaders in advocating for their children's education.

  • First Defense Legal Aid: $30,000 over 2 years for its Street Law Know your Rights Peer Education program.

  • Latino Union Chicago: $20,000 for its Immigrant Organizing program

  • Organizing Neighbors for Equality: Northside: $20,000 for its Homeless Leadership Development Project

  • Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP): $30,000 over 2 years for its Youth Justice Program

  • Westside Justice Center: $20,000 for its Justice Literacy Initiative program



  • Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development: $50,000 (over 2 years) in general operating support. 


  • Apna Ghar: $20,000 for its Creative Art Based Therapy and Wellness program

  • Chicago Children's Advocacy Center: $15,000 for its Expressive Arts Program

  • Chicago Sinfonietta: $10,000 for its Residents Orchestrate Project

  • Fifth House Ensemble: $15,000 for its Residency Programs at Deborah's Place and Teen Living Programs

  • FreeWrite :  $15,000 for its Free Write Arts services at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center

  • Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants: $25,000 for its Unaccompanied Children's Interfaith Ministry art programs

  • Kenwood Oakland Community Organization: $15,000 for general operations

  • National Veterans Art Museum: $25,000 for its Creative Community Program

  • Sarah's Circle: $15,000 for its Art Therapy program

  • Urban Growers Collective: $20,000 for its Art on the Farm program 


  • Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering: $40,000 over 2 years for general operations

  • Experimental Station: $20,000 for its STEM Learning at Blackstone Bicycle Works

  • Math Circles of Chicago: $20,000 for general operations

  • Pilot Light: $15,000 for Food for Thought - Hands-on Food Education in Chicago Classrooms program

  • Reading in Motion: $15,000 for its Benchmarks Program

  • SkyART: $15,000 for its art integration School Programs that use the arts to teach core academic subjects

  • Target H.O.P.E: $20,000 for its STEM Initiative

  • Working in the Schools: $10,000 for its WITS on the Weekend program.



  • Barat Education Foundation: $20,000 for Face to Face: The Kids and Cops Connection program

  • Chicago Voyagers: $18,000 for its Chicago Youth Outdoor Experiential Living Program

  • Circles and Ciphers/United Church of Rogers Park: $50,000 over 2 years for general operations

  • Connections for Abused Women and their Children: $7,500 for Children's Trauma Services

  • Family Rescue: $50,000 (over 2 years) for its Children's Services Program

  • Health and Medicine Policy Research Group: $18,000 for its  Addressing Trauma and ACES in Chicago Youth to Improve Community Health program

  • Kuumba Lynx: $15,000 for its Restorative and Transformative Justice program

  • Lawndale Christian Legal Center: $15,000 for its Integrated Legal and Social Services program

  • Lugenia Burns Hope Center: $15,000 for general operations

  • Primo Center for Children and Youth: $25,000 for its Trauma-Informed Mental Health Services for Youth program

  • Restoring the Path (dba Crushers Club): $20,000 for its Crushers Club Boxing Program

  • St. Agatha Catholic Church: $20,000 for its Restorative Justice program


  • Barr-Harris Grief Center: $30,000 over 2 years for its outreach programs to low-income and underserved bereaved children affected by violence and trauma.

  • Chicago Youth Programs, Inc: $20,000 for its Chicago Youth Programs Mental Health Initiative

  • Chicago Women's Health Center: $20,000 for its Outreach and education Program

  • Howard Area Community Center: $10,000 for its Dental Care for Low-Income Children program

  • Juvenile Protective Association: $25,000 for its ConnectED school mental health program

  • Project: Vision, Inc.: $10,000 for its Health Awareness, Prevention and Promotion by Youth program

  • Latinos Progresando: $15,000 for its Peaceful Lives, Peaceful Communities program

  • NAMI Chicago: $15,000 for its Ending the Silence program


  • Chicago Community Foundation: $35,000 for the Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative

  • Institute for Nonviolence Chicago: $20,000 in general operating support.

  • Parliament of the World's Religions: $10,000 in memory of Howard A. Sulkin