Grantee Profile

Urban Gateways

Grants to Urban Gateways

  • $262,500Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Urban Gateways is the largest provider of arts education in Chicago. It offers in-school and after-school programs in music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts, and digital media to more than 65,000 youth in grades pre-K through 12, their teachers, families, and communities each year. This grant supports critical operational needs such as artist and instructor salaries, program supplies, and staff and facility costs.

  • $157,500Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed general operating support to Urban Gateways, the largest arts education provider in Chicago. Founded in 1961, its goal is to stimulate the full creative potential of all young people, recognizing that the arts are an important tool in achieving academic and personal development. Urban Gateways delivers arts education to more than 80,000 youth, teachers and parents each year. It provides programs in the literary, performing, and visual arts in public and non-public elementary and high schools, park districts, public libraries, colleges, and community organizations. The majority (71%) of its work occurs within Chicago. Ninety percent of its work is school-based.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a two-way exchange with community arts educators and programs in Tanzania.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $20,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support technology upgrades.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Urban Gateways $790,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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