2022 Grant Awards

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Economy

Adelante Center for Entrepreneurship
For general operating support
$120,000
24 months
Chicago Jobs Council
For general operating support
$250,000
24 months
Co-op Ed Center
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
Elevate
For general operating support of Elevate
$45,000
12 months
One Body Collaboratives
To Support the Bridges Out of Poverty Project
$37,500
18 months
Proviso Partners for Health/Housing Helpers (Fiscal Sponsor)
To support the economic justice and wellness center
$150,000
24 months
Raise the Floor Alliance
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
ScaleLit
To support the Illinois Digital Learning Lab
$150,000
12 months
Shriver Center on Poverty Law
For general operating support
$300,000
24 months
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc
To support general operations of the Illinois site
$130,000
24 months
Woodstock Institute
To support general operations
$130,000
24 months

Education

Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
To support the Center for Childhood Resilience
$75,000
12 months
Communities United
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
Community Organizing & Family Issues
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
Erikson Institute
To support the Policy and Leadership Department
$150,000
24 months
Grassroots Collaborative
To support the Peoria’s People Project
$200,000
24 months

Elgin

African American Coalition of Kane County
To support planning of community conversations centering the Black community of Elgin and issues of racial justice
$20,000
6 months
Alignment Collaborative for Education
To support general operations
$20,000
6 months
Association for Individual Development
For general operating support
$22,500
9 months
Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center
For general operating support
$18,750
9 months
Boys & Girls Club of Elgin
To support general operations
$25,000
6 months
Centro de Informacion
For general operating support
$6,250
3 months
Children’s Theatre of Elgin
For general operating support
$11,250
9 months
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
For general operating support
$11,250
9 months
Community Crisis Center
To support general operations
$12,500
6 months
Consumer Credit Counselling Service of Northern Illinois
To support Elgin-based programs
$5,000
6 months
Easter Seales DuPage & Fox Valley
For general operating support
$18,750
9 months
Ecker Center for Behavioral Health
To support Elgin-based programs
$12,500
6 months
Elgin History Museum
To support general operations
$12,500
6 months
Elgin Master Chorale
For general operating support
$6,250
3 months
Elgin Partnership for Early Learning/YWCA Elgin (Fiscal Sponsor)
For general operating support
$30,000
9 months
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
To support general operations
$15,000
6 months
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area
To support general operations
$12,500
6 months
Food for Greater Elgin
To support general operations
$15,000
6 months
Greater Elgin Family Care Center
To support general operations
$12,500
6 months
Lutheran Social Services
For general operating support
$15,000
9 months
Marklund Children’s Home
To support general operations
$5,000
6 months
Midwest Academy
To support Organizing training for the Elgin community
$7,500
6 months
One Hope United
To support general operations
$15,000
6 months
PADS of Elgin, Inc.
To support general operations
$12,500
6 months
Senior Services Associates
To support general operations
$12,500
6 months
Side Street Studio Arts
To support general operations
$10,000
6 months
Summit School, Inc.
For general operating support
$26,250
9 months
Well Child Center
For general operating support
$6,250
3 months
Youth Leadership Academy
To support general operations
$7,500
6 months
YWCA Elgin
To support general operations
$17,500
6 months

Engagement

Crossroads Fund
To support the Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund
$100,000
24 months
Forefront
For general operating support
$100,000
12 months
Illinois Humanities
For general operating support
$50,000
12 months
Latino Policy Forum
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
Lighthouse Foundation/Peace Development Fund (Fiscal Sponsor)
To support Lighthouse Foundation’s Black Queer Equity Index
$200,000
24 months
Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
To support Project Puentes
$200,000
24 months
Mitchel Museum of the American Indian
For general operating support
$50,000
12 months

Environment

Alliance for the Great Lakes
To support the organization’s Great Lakes restoration work
$75,000
12 months
The Conservation Foundation
For general operating support
$62,500
12 months
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
For general operating support
$75,000
12 months
Environmental Law & Policy Center
To support the organization’s air and coal ash pollution work
$60,000
12 months
Faith in Place
For general operating support
$120,000
24 months
HeartLands Conservancy
For general operating support
$140,000
24 months
Illinois Environmental Council
For general operating support
$75,000
12 months
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
For general operating support
$60,000
12 months
Metropolitan Planning Council
To support MPC’s water Resources Program
$250,000
24 months
Natural Land Institute
For general operating support
$55,000
12 months
Openlands
For general operating support
$100,000
12 months
Prairie River Networks
For general operating support
$110,000
12 months
Sierra Club Illinois Chapter/Sierra Club Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor)
To support Sierra Club Illinois Chapter
$75,000
12 months
The Wetlands Initiative
To support the Growing Wetlands for Clean Water Project
$55,000
12,000 months

Special Opportunities

Illinois Unidos/Latino Policy Forum (Fiscal Sponsor)
For general operating support
$50,000
12 months

Rapid Response Fund

Black Oaks Center
To support the organization’s outreach and engagement activities around the ‘Stop Nicor Gas Pipeline’ campaign.
$25,000
3 months
The Firehouse Dream, Inc.
To support the organization’s wellness efforts with and for young adults in the Maywood community by implementing group and individual therapy as well other resources.
$25,000
5 months
Grow Your Own
Support to be able to respond to emergency situations students face such as unforeseen expense, bill, etc.
$5,000
5 months
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Support to plan and make critical adjustments to its democracy Projects by employing new voter data
$25,000
5 months
Legacy Training, Inc.
To support a coalition of Illinois thought leaders and influencers to participate in a study tour with staff at the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.
$16,000
5 months
Side Street Studio Arts
To support food expenses for the Free Arts Education for Young People program
$3,000
months