Grantee Profile

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Grants to Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides legal representation to tenants and pursues a comprehensive agenda of local, state and federal policy development and public education about affordable housing. As in many other parts of the country, Chicago-area low-income families face a demonstrable shortage of safe, affordable rental housing. The problem is exacerbated by tenants unable to afford competent lawyers regarding disputes with landlords and by local elected officials uniformed about their obligations to support affordable rental housing. The grant will ensure the Shriver Center can continue to provide legal advocacy, research, and education, toward the goal of preserving publicly supported rental housing in the Chicago area.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant supports the Shriver Center National Center on Poverty Law as it uses advocacy, communications and training to advance laws and policies that seek to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. The Shriver Center will work across multiple issue areas, including housing, health care, economic development, workforce development, work supports, and community investment, with a particular focus on state budget and tax reform. With Illinois continuing to face severe fiscal pressures and the sunset of temporary tax increases in 2015, the Shriver Center will focus attention on reforming the state's tax system.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To create an operating reserve, invest in technological upgrades, and increase communications and fundraising capabilities (over two years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To participate in The Preservation Compact (over three years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of legal assistance, policy and advocacy related to the Preservation Compact (over three years).

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over four years).

  • $100,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of policy development and advocacy in economic security and work supports on behalf of low-income people in Illinois.

  • $220,000

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — For efforts to expand and improve child-care options for low-income families (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law $3,370,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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