2020 Grant Awards

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Economy

Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
To support the Illinois Digital Learning Lab
$300,000
24 months
Chicago Community Foundation
To support the Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance
$75,000
12 months
Chicago Jobs Council
General operating support
$250,000
24 months
Economic Security for Illinois
General operating support
$75,000
12 months
Latino Union of Chicago
To support the exploration of day labor worker needs in the west and northwest suburbs
$64,300
18 months
Raise the Floor Alliance
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
Shriver Center on Poverty Law
General operating support
$300,000
24 months
World Business Chicago
To support the Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) Program
$50,000
12 months

Education

Communities United
To support the Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) Initiative
$150,000
24 months
Community Organizing & Family Issues
For general operating support
$160,000
24 months
East Side Aligned
General operating support
$50,000
12 months
Equip for Equality
To support the Special Education Rights Clinic
$50,000
12 months
Erikson Institute
To support the Policy and Leadership Department
$100,000
24 months
Grow Your Own Illinois
General operating support
$50,000
12 months
Link Unlimited
To support the High School Success & College Persistence Program
$50,000
12 months
Teach Plus Incorporated
General operating support for work in Illinois
$50,000
12 months

Elgin

Association for Individual Development
General operating support for Elgin-based work
$60,000
24 months
Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Centro de Informacion
For 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
$30,000
24 months
Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley
General operating support for the Jayne Shover Center
$50,000
24 months
Elgin Master Chorale
For general operating support
$50,000
24 months
Elgin Partnership for Early Learning
General operating support for Elgin-based work
$80,000
24 months
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
General operating support
$50,000
24 months
Luthern Social Services of Illinois
General operating support for the Elgin Center and Recovery Home
$40,000
24 months
Side Street Studio Arts
General operating support
$15,000
12 months
Summit School, Inc.
General operating support for Elgin-based work
$70,000
24 months
Well Child Center
For general operating support
$50,000
24 months

Engagement

Forefront
For general operating support
$37,500
12 months
Hana Center
To support the Citizenship for All program
$50,000
12 months
Illinois Humanities
General operating support
$50,000
12 months
Latino Policy Forum
For general operating support
$150,000
24 months

Environment

Alliance for the Great Lakes
To prevent the flow of invasive species in the Great Lakes waterways and support restoration projects in Illinois
$150,000
24 months
American Rivers
To support the feasibility of establishing a public-private parntership program to reduce flood risk and restore floodplan habitat
$100,000
12 months
Audubon Great Lakes
To support the network of grassland stewards and community engagement efforts
$120,000
24 months
Conservation Fund
To support the Illinois Working Lands, Water, and Wildlife Conservation Partnership
$400,000
12 months
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
General operating support
$75,000
24 months
Environmental Law & Policy Center
To support coal ash solutions and protection of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
$60,000
12 months
Faith in Place
For general operating support
$60,000
12 months
Heartlands Conversancy
For general operating support
$70,000
12 months
Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund
General operating support
$150,000
24 months
Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation
General operating support
$275,000
36 months
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
For general operating support
$60,000
12 months
Natural Land Institute
For general operating support
$55,000
12 months
The Sierra Club-Illinois Chapter
For general operating support
$75,000
12 months
The Wetlands Initiative
To support expanded outreach and construction of wetlands on farmland to reduce nutrient pollution into Illinois waterways
$110,000
24 months

Special Opportunities

Emergency Response Grants
Emergency COVID-19 relief grants to 52 current grantees for a total of $378,750.
$378,750
Grant duration between 3-6 months