2018 Grant Awards

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Economy

Chicago Jobs Council
General operating support
$250,000
24 months
Chicago Community Trust
Support for the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
$100,000
24 months
Education Systems Center
General operating support
$150,000
24 months
Elgin Community College Foundation
Support for the Education and Work Center to develop fee-based programs to improve revenue
$75,000
12 months
Jobs to Move America
General operating support for work in Illinois
$50,000
12 months
Raise the Floor Alliance
General operating support
$150,000
24 months
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
General operating support
$300,000
24 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 and staff capacity building
$127,000
24 months
World Business Chicago
Support for Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy
$200,000
24 months
Young Invincibles
Support for public policy advocacy for new apprenticeship models in Illinois
$75,000
12 months

Education

Children’s Home + Aid of Illinois
Support for the Alquist Center for Policy, Practice, and Innovation
$90,000
24 months
Community Organizing and Family Issues
General operating support
$150,000
24 months
Elgin Partnership for Early Learning
General operating support
$80,000
24 months
New Venture Fund
Support for the design and implementation of the Illinois Digital Learning Lab
$200,000
9 months
Ounce of Prevention Fund
Support for the Pathways to Partnership program, that connects children in Illinois’ child welfare system to early education services
$100,000
12 months

Elgin

Alignment Collaborative for Education
General operating support
$40,000
12 months
Association for Individual Development
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$60,000
24 months
Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Centro de Informacion
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Children’s Theatre of Elgin
General operating support
$30,000
24 months
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$10,000
12 months
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Northern Illinois
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$10,000
12 months
Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$50,000
24 months
Ecker Center for Mental Health
General operating support
$25,000
12 months
Ecker Center for Mental Health
Support to acquire Renz Addiction Counseling Center as a subsidiary
$70,000
12 months
Elgin Master Chorale
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$40,000
24 months
Marklund Children’s Home
General operating support for Elgin-based services
$10,000
12 months
Open Door Clinic of Greater Elgin
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Summit School, Inc.
General operating support
$70,000
24 months
United Way of Elgin
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Well Child Center
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Youth Leadership Academy
General operating support
$30,000
24 months

Environment

Alliance for the Great Lakes
General operating support
$375,000
24 months
Conservation Fund
Support for the Illinois Grassland Conservation Initiative
$30,000
24 months
Faith in Place
General operating Support
$120,000
24 months
Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund
General operating support
$150,000
24 months
Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation
Support for the acquisition and restoration of the Richardson Addition to Horseshoe Mound Preserve
$628,598
24 months
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
General operating support
$120,000
24 months
Metropolitan Planning Council
Support for its Water program, which includes development of StormStore, a stormwater credit trading system in the Chicago region
$900,000
36 months
Natural Land Institute
General operating support
$110,000
24 months
Natural Land Institute
Support for the acquisition of northern addition to the Silver Creek Preserve
$225,411
18 months
Natural Land Institute
Support for the acquisition and restoration of the Rhodes Addition to Apple River Canyon Land & Water Reserve
$329,490
55 months
The Nature Conservancy in Illinois
Support to develop StormStore, a stormwater credit trading system in the Chicago region
$195,000
18 months
The Nature Conservancy in Illinois
Support for the acquisition of Baumgardner tract at Nachusa Grasslands
$67,946
12 months
Openlands
Support for the acquisition of Silberhorn tract in Boone County along the Kishwaukee River
$72,130
12 months
Prairie Rivers Network
Support for coordination of the Middle Illinois River Conservation Collaborative
$62,000
24 months
The Sierra Club – Illinois Chapter
Support for the Illinois Clean Water Campaign and the Fox River Valley watershed protection work
$150,000
24 months

Special Opportunities

Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations
General operating support
$48,000
24 ,months
Forefront
Support for general operations and Census 2020 Funder Collaborative
$100,000
24 months
Latino Policy Forum
General operating support
$120,000
24 months

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