2022 Grant Awards

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Economy

Chicago Jobs Council
For general operating support
$250,000
24 months
One Body Collaboratives
To Support the Bridges Out of Poverty Project
$37,500
18 months
Shriver Center on Poverty Law
For general operating support
$300,000
24 months

Education

Grassroots Collaborative
To support the Peoria’s People Project
$200,000
24 months

Elgin

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
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
Easter Seales DuPage & Fox Valley
For general operating support
$18,750
9 months
Elgin Partnership for Early Learning/YWCA Elgin (Fiscal Sponsor)
For general operating support
$30,000
9 months
Lutheran Social Services
For general operating support
$15,000
9 months
Summit School, Inc.
For general operating support
$26,250
9 months

Engagement

Illinois Humanities
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
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
Illinois Environmental Council
For general operating support
$75,000
12 months
Openlands
For general operating support
$100,000
12 months
Prairie River Networks
For general operating support
$110,000
12 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.
$16,000
6 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.
$25,000
6 months