Grantee Profile

Chicago Cultural Alliance

Grants to Chicago Cultural Alliance

  • $100,000

    2017 (Duration 3 years)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Cultural Alliance (the Alliance) is a membership organization made up of 35 small, community-based ethnic museums, cultural centers, and historical societies. In 2017, the Alliance launches a month-long biennial “Inherit Chicago” festival, designed to activate its membership and introduce the city’s many smaller cultural assets to the public. The award supports festival related activities for three years, including curation, programming, capacity building, and marketing and communications. The award also includes a one-time infusion of additional funds for the Alliance’s efforts related to education for immigrant and refugee communities in light of shifting federal immigration policies.

  • $80,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Cultural Alliance (the Alliance) is a membership organization made up of 34 small, community-based ethnic museums, cultural centers, and historical societies. These are its core members. The Alliance also includes two other types of members: associates, a category open to small and mid-sized cultural organizations interested in specific collaborations; and partner institutions, which consists of large cultural, educational, business, and governmental organizations. The Alliance connects some of Chicago’s smallest cultural institutions with some of its largest. This grant supports the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s general operations during a time of leadership transition.

  • $40,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support cultural exchange projects with China, Sweden and Ukraine.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Cultural Alliance $220,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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