Chicago Project for Violence Prevention
Grants to Chicago Project for Violence Prevention
2011 (Duration 2 years)
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.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Project for Violence Prevention $500,000 between 2010 and 2013.