Recent Grants

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Recent Grantees:

Albany Park Theater Project
Chicago, IL

A multiethnic youth ensemble that creates original theater to share the real-life stories of urban teens, immigrants, and working-class Americans.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Their Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry manages the complex care of children with concurrent medical and psychiatric treatment needs.

Bernie’s Book Bank
Lake Bluff, IL

Bernie's Book Bank is collecting, processing and distributing 12 quality books per year each to 250,000+ at-risk children in Chicagoland so they may read their way to a better life.

Between Friends
Chicago, IL

The Prevention and Education team works with schools and communities to raise awareness, develop effective teen dating violence prevention strategies, and establish clear response protocols for the safety of all.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Chicago, IL

The Flex Mentoring program utilizes technology to connect volunteers with students in high-need communities that have fewer mentors available on the ground.

Bottom Line Inc.
Chicago, IL

Bottom Line supports students, who are first in their family and from low-income communities, to and through the college application and graduation process.

Chicago Arts Partnerships In Education
Chicago, IL

Through their Special Education Programming, CAPE partners with high schools to bring arts integration to special needs students who are typically left out of traditional arts programs.

Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Chicago, IL

Their Judy and Ray McCaskey Preschool helps at-risk children with and without visual impairments to learn, grow, and thrive.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Team Shakespeare is a comprehensive arts education program, serving more than 40,000 teachers and students each year.

Children's Literacy Initiative
Chicago, IL

CLI works with teachers to improve instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers, and thinkers.

Common Threads
Chicago, IL

An after-school program that teaches cooking skills and world cuisine to promote the celebration of cultural differences, build self-confidence and promote healthy eating.

Chicago, IL

CommunityHealth is the nation's largest free health clinic, providing a comprehensive, high-quality medical home to thousands of low-income, uninsured patients.

Communities in Schools of Chicago
Chicago, IL

STEMpathy is a pilot program that combines hands-on STEM and social-emotional learning (“empathy”) education for Chicago middle school students.

Family Service of Glencoe
Glencoe, IL

FSG promotes a stronger community in Glencoe by meeting individual and family needs through services that identify, prevent and resolve social and emotional problems.

Gary Comer Youth Center
Chicago, IL

The UtmostU program is a non-selective college success initiative that helps first-generation students overcome obstacles to completing college.

Heartland International Health Center
Chicago, IL

Heartland′s Oral Health Program integrates dental services with their school-based health centers to make preventative care accessible and more easily address and resolve problems as they arise.

Imagination Theater
Chicago, IL

Provides diverse audiences with original, participatory theatrical programming that empowers individuals of all ages to build self-esteem, transcend limitations and improve mental and physical well-being.

Intonation Music Workshop
Chicago, IL

An after-school and summer program that engages disadvantaged Chicago children in music through the formation of their own rock bands.

Jewish Community Centers of Chicago
Chicago, IL

The JCC Chicago Film Festival connects individuals through culture, film, and dialogue and enables an appreciation of Judaism, as well as the commonality of the human condition.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Chicago, IL

Holocaust Community Services – The Survivor Health and Dental Services Program supports the health and dental needs of holocaust survivors in the Chicago area.

Illini Hillel – Illini Hillel’s five-year strategic plan includes hiring new staff, allowing Illini Hillel to increase student participation and engagement.

Chicago, IL

Marwen′s new Portfolio Documentation Center is devoted exclusively to proper and high-quality documentation of student work, giving them a leg up in the college application process.

National-Louis University
Chicago, IL

Their Pathways program reaches underserved high school graduates, and uses technology to scale data-driven student success in college.

New Leaders, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Ensures high academic achievement for all children by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies that allow great leaders to succeed.

Noble Network of Charter Schools
Chicago, IL

DRW College Prep, a Noble school in Chicago’s North Lawndale community, is implementing a college tour program that will expose their high school juniors to competitive, affordable, and diverse universities.

Chicago, IL

Providing urban high school students with the resources, support, and networks they need to enroll–and then to succeed–in institutions of higher education.

Posse Foundation
Chicago, IL

Posse Scholars receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to college along with training, mentoring, and career-development services.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Scholarship funds to enable Israeli artists to attend the graduate school.

Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, IL

Shedd provides need-based scholarships to remove financial barriers for Chicagoland teens to participate in their field learning experiences.

Spark Program, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Provides one-on-one workplace mentorships to middle school students from disadvantaged communities, empowering them to succeed in their education and beyond.

The Chicago High School for the Arts
Chicago, IL

Chicago's first public high school for the arts, providing intensive pre-professional training in the arts, combined with a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum.

University of Illinois Foundation
Urbana, IL

Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership is a major initiative of the Gies College of Business, which provides a world-class educational experience for the next generation of business leaders.

Vanderbilt Hillel
Nashville, TN

The Shabbat Experience brings students together and creates an irreplaceable opportunity for them to interact with other Jewish students, connect to their Judaism, and become part of Jewish life on campus.

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

The REAM Foundation Research Fund provides support for the research of underrepresented faculty members in the sciences.

Victory Gardens Theater
Chicago, IL

The Access Project provides barrier-free opportunities for audience members and artists with disabilities.

Youth Outreach Services Inc
Chicago, IL

Provides services to youth who exhibit problem sexual behavior through an evidence-based therapy intervention that improves safety for affected families.