Recent Grants

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Recent Grantees:

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.

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 Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

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

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.

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.

CommunityHealth
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.

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.

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

Children′s Sexual Abuse Prevention Program – No Secrets addresses the issue of child abuse through participatory theatrical performances.

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.

Marwen
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.

One Hope United-Northern Region
Chicago, IL

The Language Education Acceleration Program helps childcare providers close the word gap of low income children by increasing interactive talk between children and adults.

One Million Degrees
Chicago, IL

One Million Degrees is establishing alumni chapters that provide a community of peer–to–peer support for their scholars as they pursue a bachelor′s degree.

OneGoal
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

Spark′s High School Readiness and Transition Program provides disadvantaged students with the information, assistance, and resources needed to successfully transition from 8th grade to high school.

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.