Grantee Profile

Chicago Community Foundation

Grants to Chicago Community Foundation

  • $850,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Chicago Hive Fund for Connected Learning.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Community Foundation raises philanthropic funds and invests them in organizations and individuals working to improve quality of life in the Chicago region. Its Smart Chicago Collaborative identifies ways to use information technologies to accelerate a broad range of human and community development objectives. This grant supports the Smart Chicago Challenge, an initiative that aims to increase Internet access and its meaningful use to improve quality of life in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. The Collaborative will be the fiscal sponsor for the Challenge, supervise its managing director, and participate in meetings of the principals to set and refine strategy and evaluate the initiative.

  • $315,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    Migration

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Illinois Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Relief Initiative.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides one-time start-up support to the Public Safety Action Committee (PASC), which was formed in 2013 in response to high rates of gun violence in Chicago, and now seeks to raise $50 million from corporations and foundations to support promising programs to reduce shootings. Housed at the Chicago Community Trust, PSAC will fund local anti-violence programs and will rigorously measure their performance to ensure that its investments are well spent, and to generate evidence of best practices to educate and inform public and private funders.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    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 (Inactive Grant)

    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 (Inactive Grant)

    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.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Community Foundation $8,715,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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