Grantee Profile

Chicago Project for Violence Prevention

Grants to Chicago Project for Violence Prevention

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Operated by the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention at the University of Illinois at Chicago, CeaseFire is a nationally-recognized initiative that intervenes to reduce gun violence by fielding a network of "violence interrupters" and outreach workers who identify emerging conflicts and intervene to defuse them before violence occurs. This grant will support CeaseFire's anti-violence activities in Chicago neighborhoods that are part of the New Communities Program, the 16-neighborhood revitalization initiative supported by the Foundation and managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the CeaseFire gang intervention initiative (over two years).

  • $1,200,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support efforts to reduce homicides and other violent crimes in Chicago neighborhoods (over four years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of violence prevention activities in ten neighborhoods.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Project for Violence Prevention $2,450,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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