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CEOs for Cities

Chicago, Illinois

CEOs for Cities was awarded $1,800,000 between 2001 and 2013, including 6 grants in Policy Research.


2013 • 1 year

CEOs for Cities, a long-time Foundation grantee whose mission and activities no longer advance a specific grantmaking strategy, is at a critical moment in which it is exploring its future path, including adopting a new sustainable business model, merging with another organization, or winding down. It will use this short-term support so it can, with expert support, conduct an assessment of future possibilities and appropriate steps to take.


2011 • 1 year, 3 months

CEOs for Cities is a national and global network of public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic urban leaders. Since its founding in 2001, it has grown from a modest networking organization to an innovative center for research and urban ideas and practices designed to make cities vital and supportive of their populations. CEOs for Cities changed leadership in 2011, and it will use this grant to undertake a strategic planning exercise, diversify funders, and assess current programs to determine which to end and which to strengthen and continue, and to help defray the costs of its 2011 annual meeting.


2010 • 3 years • Policy Research

In support of general operations (over three years).


2007 • 3 years

In support of general operations (over three years).


2002 • 3 years • Policy Research

To support leadership development and research programs that support the competitiveness of cities (over three years).


2001 • 1 year

To support policy activities to promote the economic competitiveness of cities.

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