2021 Grant Awards

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Economy

Adelante Center for Entrepreneurship
To support general operations
$60,000
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
To support general operations
$200,000
24 months
One Body Collaborative
To support the Bridges Out of Poverty Project
$25,000
12 months
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc
To support general operations of the Illinois work
$65,000
12 months
Woodstock Institute
To support general operations
$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
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
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

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 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
Greater Elgin Family Care Center
For general operating support
$37,500
15 months
Marklund Children’s Home
For general operating support of Elgin based work and operations
$12,500
12 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
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
Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy, Forefront Fiscal Sponsor
To support the Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative
$300,000
24 months
Forefront
To support scaling up the organization’s statewide sector work
$35,000
3 months
Illinois Humanities
For general operating support
$50,000
24 months
Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
To support Project Puentes
$100,000
12 months

Environment

Environmental Law & Policy Center
To support coal ash solutions and protection of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
$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
The Nature Conservancy
To support the StormStore project in Cook County
$195,000
12 months