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Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Chicago, Illinois
www.thechicagocouncil.org

Chicago Council on Global Affairs was awarded $8,178,000 between 1982 and 2018, including 33 grants in Human Rights, What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance, Nuclear Challenges, Chicago Commitment, International Peace & Security, Community & Economic Development, and Migration.

$50,000

2018 • 5 months

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (the Council) is an independent, non-partisan, international affairs organization that works to inform public discourse and policy about global issues. This grants supports a two-day strategic planning session with key stakeholders from across the United States, the Caribbean and Latin American region to map out a long-term strategy for systemitizing an evidence-based violence prevention network across the region. The session would be held in partnership with the US Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab. The meeting will plan for the establishment of an ongoing forum or network to engage policymakers, researchers and practitioners to exchange evidence-based violence-prevention innovations.

$200,000

2017 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. A project of the Chicago Council, Black Chicago Tomorrow envisions a vibrant African-American community in Chicago that benefits from and contributes to the region’s economy and society. Black Chicago Tomorrow draws on a board of civic leaders and industry executives to steer economic development initiatives, job creation, and business growth in low-income African-American communities. With this award, Black Chicago Tomorrow collaborates with community organizations in the south side neighborhood of Auburn Gresham to advance locally-developed business development plans.

$10,000

2017 • 8 months

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (the Council), founded in 1922, is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. The Council's immigration program demonstrates the critical role of immigrants as drivers of economic growth and competiveness throughout the Midwest region. With this award, the Council commissions research into prior moments in U.S. history in which restrictive immigration policies negatively affected the economy in the Midwest. The research findings inform regional workshops on current immigration policy and the Midwest economy.

$650,000

2016 • 2 years • International Peace & Security

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, (Council) founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership, dialogue, and public learning. This award provides support for the annual Chicago Council Survey. Over the course of the award the Council expects to expand the scope, integrates the survey into other growing areas of its studies program, and increases accessibility to the data resulting from the survey. As in the past, it intends to help define critical shifts in American public thinking and form the backbone of several major works on public opinion and United States foreign policy.

$150,000

2015 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (the Council) is an independent, non-partisan, international affairs organization that works to inform public discourse and policy about global issues. This grant supports an exchange organized by the Council, in partnership with the World Bank and the University of Chicago Crime Lab, among other partners, to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners from seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and their counterparts in Chicago. The exchange will examine what has been learned about promising approaches to preventing youth violence in the Americas, promote cross-regional research partnerships, and explore the building of a research network to further the development of evidence-based policy responses to crime and violence in participating countries in these regions.

$200,000

2015 • 9 months • Nuclear Challenges

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Council), founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. The award supports the Council's project to explore the feasibility of a U.S. policy initiative to develop a system of international accounting and control for the nations with nuclear weapons capable materials, including those in military use. It also determines the possibility of institutionalizing the Nuclear Security Summit process, rather than ending it with the 2016 Washington Summit meeting, as is currently planned.

$225,000

2015 • 2 years, 1 month • Migration

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (the Council), founded in 1922, is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. The Council's immigration program demonstrates the critical role of immigrants as drivers of economic growth and competiveness throughout the Midwest region. An active Midwest Immigration Task Force of prominent civic, political, and business leaders produces issue briefs, evidence-based policy materials, and public events. The Council leverages the impact of these outputs, providing a neutral platform for informing the public, the media, and policymakers with data and research that is directly relevant to the Midwestern and national debates over immigration reform.

$325,000

2015 • 2 years • International Peace & Security

In support of the Chicago Council Survey (over two years).

$250,000

2013 • 1 year • Human Rights

The grant will support the design, production, and dissemination of the Chicago Council’s 2014 survey of American public opinion on a range of U.S. foreign policy issues.

$500,000

2013 • 2 years • Migration

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will leverage the success of its Midwest Immigration Task Force, which articulates the value of immigrants as drivers of economic competitiveness in the region. While the national debates over immigration reform carry strong momentum, Task Force members will lead public events in the Midwest with business and civic leaders; produce evidence-based policy papers that link immigrants to regional economic growth; track the evolving public opinion on immigration; and coordinate joint activities with a growing number of Midwestern business entities calling for immigration reform.

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