2021 Grant Awards

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Economy

Adelante Center for Entrepreneurship
For general operating support
$60,000
12 months
Co-Op Ed Center
For general operating support
$50,000
12 months
Economic Security of Illinois
To support their work advocating for equitable expansion of EITC and direct cash based public policy
$150,000
24 months
Farmworker & Landscape Advocacy Project
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
Jobs to Move America
To support general operations for the Illinois based work
$150,000
24 months
Latino Union of Chicago
For general operating support
$100,000
24 months
One Body Collaborative
To support the Bridges Out of Poverty Project
$25,000
12 months
Proviso Partners for Health
To support the Economic Justice and Wellness Center
$70,000
12 months
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc
To support general operations of the Illinois work
$65,000
12 months
WePower
To support the East St. Louis Work
$150,000
24 months
Woodstock Institute
For general operating support
$65,000
12 months
Young Invincibles
To support general operations for the Illinois work
$100,000
12 months

Education

Afterschool for Children & Teens Now
To support statewide out-of-school time efforts
$100,000
24 months
Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
To support the Resilience Education to Advance Community Healing initiative
$60,000
12 months
Children’s Home & Aid
To support the Ahlquist Center for Policy, Pratice, and Innovation and strategic planning activities
$140,000
24 months
Early Childhood Transformation Team/Northern Illinois University Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor)
To support the Early Childhood Equity Impact Manager
$50,000
12 months
East Side Aligned/United Way of Greater St. Louis (Fiscal Sponsor)
To support the work of East Side Aligned
$120,000
24 months
Equip for Equality
To support the special education rights clinic
$100,000
24 months
Grow Your Own Illinois
For general operating support
$100,000
24 months
Illinois Action for Children
To support the Public Policy and Advocacy department
$120,000
24 months
Link Unlimited
To support the High School Success & College Persistence Program
$120,000
24 months
Logan Square Neighborhood Association
To support the Parent Engagement Institute
$120,000
24 months
Partnership for Resilience
For general operating support
$120,000
24 months
Teach Plus Incorporated
To support Teach Plus Illinois
$120,000
24 months

Elgin

African American Coalition of Kane County
To support Black-led and centered community organizing
$20,000
6 months
Alignment Collaborative for Education
For general operating support
$26,667
8 months
Boys and Girl Club of Elgin
For general operating support
$33,333
8 months
Community Crisis Center
For general operating support
$16,667
8 months
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois
For general operating support of Elgin based work and operations
$12,500
12 months
Ecker Center for Behavioral Health
For general operating support
$31,250
15 months
Elgin History Museum
For general operating support
$16,667
8 months
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
For general operating support
$37,500
15 months
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area
For general operating support
$31,250
15 months
Food for Greater Elgin
For general operating support
$20,000
8 months
Greater Elgin Family Care Center
For general operating support
$37,500
15 months
Hamilton Wings
For general operating support
$380,000
24 months
Marklund Children’s Home
For general operating support of Elgin based work and operations
$12,500
12 months
Midwest Academy
To support organizing training for the Elgin community
$7,500
6 months
One Hope United
For general operations of Elgin based center
$37,500
15 months
PADs of Elgin, Inc.
For general operating support
$31,250
15 months
Senior Services Associates, Inc.
For general operating support
$16,667
8 months
Side Street Studio Arts
For general operating support
$20,000
12 months
Youth Leadership Academy
For general operating support
$18,750
15 months
YWCA Elgin
For general operating support
$43,750
15 months

Engagement

Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations
For general operating support
$24,000
12 months
Black Researchers Collective
To support BRC’s work to build collective power utilizing research
$100,000
24 months
Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy/Forefront (Fiscal Sponsor)
To support the Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative
$300,000
24 months
Forefront
For general operating support
$100,000
12 months
Hana Center
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
For general operating support
$200,000
24 months
Illinois Humanities
For general operating support
$50,000
24 months
Lighthouse Foundation
To support the Black Queer Equity Index Project
$75,000
12 months
Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
To support Project Puentes
$100,000
12 months
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
For general operating support
$50,000
12 months
Soapbox Productions & Organizing
For general operating support
$40,000
12 months

Environment

The Conservation Foundation
For general operating support
$62,500
12 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 Conservancy
For general operating support
$70,000
12 months
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
For general operating support
$60,000
12 months
Metropolitan Planning Council
To support MPC’s Water Resources Program
$300,000
12 months
Openlands
For general operating support
$100,000
12 months
Prairie Rivers Network
For general operating support
$110,000
12 months
Natural Land Institute
For general operating support
$55,000
12 months
The Nature Conservancy
To support the StormStore project in Cook County
$195,000
12 months
Sierra Club
To support Sierra Club Illinois Chapter
$75,000
12 months

Special Opportunities

Chicago Community Foundation
For the Jumpstart Equity Fund
$25,000
12 months
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Sponsorship of the 2022 Conference in Chicago
$25,000
12 months

Rapid Response Fund

Children’s Home & Aid
To support the organization’s Holiday Campaign in providing direct cash assistance to program participants during the holiday season
$25,000
3 months
University Park Youth Athletic Association
To support the organization’s operation to provide clean drinking water to communities in the Southland areas of the Village of University Park and the Village of Dixmoore
$25,000
6 months