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Apply to Latino Policy Forum’s 2020 Multicultural Leadership Academy

September 20, 2019

The Multicultural Leadership Academy continues to engage, and train Illinois change agents committed to strengthening communities. A longtime GVF grantee, the Latino Policy Forum has trained close to 200 leaders and emerging stars from more than 85 organizations through the Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership and Multicultural Leadership Academies. Learn more . . .

Erikson Institute names Early Childhood Leadership Fellows

September 17, 2019

The Barbara Bowman Leadership Fellows program is designed to enrich the perspective and enhance the capacity of diverse child advocates who are committed to advancing racial equity through early childhood policy. Grand Victoria Foundation is proud of our grantee partners that were selected for the 2019-2020 cohort. Learn more. . .

Community-Driven Leadership in Early Learning

June 27, 2019

The Foundation recently awarded $125,000 in grants to five community collaborations participating in the Early Learning Leadership Circle (ELLC).

The ELLC is a space for early learning leaders to organize, energize, imagine, and explore questions, responses and solutions to strengthen the impact of systems change work statewide. See the list of recent Education grantees…

Early Literacy Program Serves Children ‘While They Wait’ at Doctor’s Office

June 24, 2019

Two grantees, Elgin Partnership for Early Learning and Greater Elgin Family Care Center, partnered to bring bilingual, educational activities for children to waiting rooms. Read more…

Early Literacy Program Announcement
Openlands interactive Get Outside Map

Get Outside and Explore Nature!

June 19, 2019

There are many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Openlands, an Environment grantee, launched Illinois’ first interactive map to connect residents of the Chicago region to 350 parks, preserves, and natural areas open to the public.

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