Grantee Profile

Chicago Public Library Foundation

Grants to Chicago Public Library Foundation

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Public Library's main library is the home of YOUmedia, an innovative space where teens have access to library resources, technology, and in-person and online mentors. Created in 2009 with Foundation resources based on findings from Foundation-funded research, YOUmedia has attracted widespread interest from U.S. and international libraries, museums, and out-of-school providers, many of which are eager to replicate the space and its programs. This grant will be used to implement YOUmedia in most of the Chicago Public Library's 77 branch libraries and expand existing YOUmedia programs to include explicit connections to career and academic opportunities.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Public Library's main library is the home of YOUmedia, an innovative space where teens access library resources, technology, and in-person and online mentors. Created in 2009 with Foundation resources based on findings from Foundation-funded ethnographic research, YOUmedia has attracted widespread attention from libraries, museums, and out-of-school providers around the country and abroad, many of whom are eager to replicate the space and its programs. This grant provides continuing support for existing YOUmedia services at the main branch and three branch libraries in Chicago as they plan for long-term sustainability.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the national replication of YouMedia and application of the design principles to institutional change in the Chicago Public Library.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To expand the YOUmedia program to three Chicago Public Library branch locations.

  • $1,050,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of YouMedia@CPL (over three years).

  • $70,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the YouMedia learning center's involvement in the official ceremony marking 2009 World Habitat Day in Washington, D.C.

  • $495,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To plan and implement a pilot digital media youth program in the Chicago Public Library that will serve to launch a Chicago learning network.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a Science Chicago lecture series featuring MacArthur Fellows at the Chicago Public Library.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Public Library Foundation $5,015,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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