2017 Grant Awards

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Economy

Chicago Jobs Council
General operating support
$125,000
12 months
Chicago Community Trust
Support for the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
$62,500
12 months
Raise the Floor Alliance
General operating support
$75,000
12 months
United Way of Elgin
Support for tax preparation services of Center for Economic Progress
$30,000
12 months
Women Employed
Support for the Illinois Career Pathways Program
$100,000
12 months
World Business Chicago
Support for Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy
$120,000
12 months

Education

Advance Illinois
General operating support
$50,000
12 months
Child Care Resource & Referral
Support for the shared service alliance for early childhood education providers in Will and Kendall Counties.
$72,500
12 months
Children’s Home + Aid – Greater East St. Louis Early Learning Partnership
Support for participation in the Early Learning Leardership Circle
$15,000
18 months
Children’s Home + Aid of Illinois
Support for the fiscal scan of state and federal investments in early childhood education for children birth to age eight in Illinois
$30,000
12 months
Collaboration for Early Childhood Care and Education
Support for participation in the Early Learning Leardership Circle
$15,000
18 months
Community Child Care Connection
Support for participation in the Early Learning Leardership Circle
$15,000
18 months
Community Organizing and Family Issues
General operating support
$50,000
12 months
DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform
Support for the Early Childhood Regional Collaboration in DuPage County
$20,000
12 months
Elgin Community College Foundation
Support to test the expansion of the Alliance for College Readiness partnership to include early childhood education
$20,000
12 months
Elgin Partnership for Early Learning
General operating support
$40,000
24 months
Fox Valley United Way – SPARK Early Childhood Collaboration
Support for participation in the Early Learning Leardership Circle
$15,000
18 months
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
General operating support
$100,000
12 months
John A. Logan College Foundation – Southern Illinois Coalition for Children and Families
Support for participation in the Early Learning Leardership Circle
$15,000
18 months
Latino Policy Forum
Support to expand advocacy efforts to increase and improve early childhood services for Latino children birth to age eight
$45,000
12 months
Metropolitan Family Services – Addison Early Childhood Collaborative
Support for participation in the Early Learning Leardership Circle
$15,000
18 months
Ounce of Prevention Fund
Support to align the early education and child welfare systems
$100,000
12 months
The Community Foundation of Macon County – Education Coalition of Macon County
Support for participation in the Early Learning Leardership Circle
$15,000
18 months
YWCA Elgin – Elgin Partnership for Early Learning
Support for participation in the Early Learning Leardership Circle
$15,000
18 months

Elgin

Association for Individual Development
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$25,000
12 months
Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center
General operating support
$25,000
12 months
Boys & Girls Club of Elgin
General operating support
$60,000
24 months
Children’s Theatre of Elgin
General operating support
$15,000
12 months
Community Crisis Center, Inc.
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Ecker Center for Mental Health
General operating support
$20,000
12 months
Elgin History Museum
General operating support
$30,000
24 months
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
General operating support
$20,000
12 months
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
General operating support
$60,000
24 months
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Food for Greater Elgin
General operating support
$60,000
24 months
Golden Corridor Family YMCA
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$15,000
12 months
Greater Elgin Family Care Center
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley
General operating support
$15,000
12 months
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$25,000
12 months
One Hope United
General operating support for Elgin Child and Family Resource Center
$60,000
24 months
PADS of Elgin, Inc.
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Renz Addiction Counseling Center
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Senior Services Associates, Inc.
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$92,000
24 months
The Literacy Connection
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
VNA Health Care
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$50,000
24 months
Youth Leadership Academy
General operating support
$10,000
12 months
YWCA Elgin
General operating support
$60,000
24 months

Environment

Audubon Great Lakes
Support to establish a network of grassland stewards in Northeastern Illinois
$120,000
24 months
Delta Institute
Support to identify conservation finance models that could be successful in Illinois
$210,000
18 months
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Support protection of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and advocate for rules governing safe disposal of coal ash
$160,000
24 months
Faith in Place
General operating support
$35,000
12 months
Friends of the Chicago River
General operating support
$160,000
24 months
Great Rivers Land Trust
Support for the acquisition of Pearl 570, located in Pearl Township in southeast Pike County, Illinois
$400,000
36 months
Metropolitan Planning Council
Support for improved stormwater management in the Chicago region
$100,000
12 months
Openlands
Support for strategic planning to develop a system for organization-wide evaluation
$152,000
24 months
Parklands Foundation
Support for the acquisition of Hayes Woods, located in Montgomery Township in southeastern Woodford County, central Illinois
$174,200
12 months
Prairie Rivers Network
General operating support
$130,000
24 months
The Conservation Foundation
General operating support
$125,000
24 months
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
General operating support
$90,000
18 months
The Sierra Club – Illinois Chapter
Support for the Illinois Clean Water Campaign and the Fox River Valley watershed protection work
$80,000
12 months

Special Opportunities

Forefront
General operating support
$25,000
12 months