Grantee Profile

Chicago Community Foundation

Grants to Chicago Community Foundation

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Community Foundation raises philanthropic funds and invests them in the organizations and individuals working to improve quality of life in the Chicago region; the affiliated Smart Chicago Collaborative program identifies ways to use information technologies to accelerate a broad range of human and community development objectives. This grant supports its Chicago School of Data project, an effort to map, describe, align, and build capacity among the organizations and individuals working to use data to inform urban development in Chicago.

  • $1,300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Community Trust was created to ensure that citizens have a means for providing long-term support for important civic endeavors in their communities. This grant renews support to the Trust to support activities of the Chicago Hive Learning Network: developing activities for youth; carrying out professional development for Hive educators; and testing learning innovations based on Connected Learning. The Trust will oversee the re-granting of funds to Hive member organizations; cultivate new donors in support of the Hive funds; and, in collaboration with Hive staff, raise awareness of the Hive Learning Network and Connected Learning among key local stakeholders.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 1 year)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To fund new school- and teacher-led innovations in civics education in the digital age (over two years).

  • $1,700,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — These two grants--this one and another to Community Funds, Inc.--renew support for donor-advised funds at the New York and Chicago Community Trusts to fund activities of the Hive Learning Network in the two cities. The Hive networks are communities of civic and cultural institutions dedicated to transforming the learning landscape, and creating opportunities for youth to explore their interests in virtual and physical spaces. These grants provide an additional year of support for the Hive networks, with resources to develop activities for youth, to carry out professional development for Hive educators, and to strengthen the Hive Networks as sites for testing innovations in learning.

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — These grants will be used to expand resources at the Smart Fund at the Chicago Community Trust and at a similar fund for the New Youth City Learning Network at the New York Community Trust, which were established to support the collaborative activities of the members of Chicago and New York learning networks a centerpiece of the Foundation's digital media and learning initiative. The grants will provide resources for the networks for collaborative projects among participating civic and cultural institutions and to provide learning opportunities for more young people in the two cities. (Grant also made to Community Funds, Inc., #99432-0.)

  • $1,300,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Smart Chicago Trust Fund for activities of the Chicago Learning Network.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Duration 4 years)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Smart Chicago Trust Fund (over four years).

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations for the Partnership for New Communities (over two years).

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Unity Challenge Fund for Basic Human Needs.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of activities to advance an accurate Census 2010 count in the Chicago metropolitan area.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Community Foundation $8,550,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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