Grantee Profile

Chicago Children's Choir

Grants to Chicago Children's Choir

  • $262,500

    2014 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Chicago Children’s Choir is a multiracial, multicultural choral music organization for children living in Chicago aged 8 to 18. It is the largest children’s choir in the country with more than 3,200 children participating in the Choir’s activities each year. The Choir’s signature program is a 100 voice concert choir. Begun in 1956 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the Chicago Children’s Choir was purposefully designed to bring children of different backgrounds together. This grant will support several new artistic and education initiatives, choir expansion plans, and its general operations.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Republic of Korea Tour.

  • $170,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $100,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support special projects for a concert and the purchase of youth choir shirts.

  • $180,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support children's choirs in two neighborhoods (over three years).

  • $25,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $75,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $75,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $40,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Children's Choir $1,217,500 between 1978 and 2016.

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