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Chicago Public Library Foundation

Chicago, Illinois
www.chicagopubliclibraryfoundation.org

Chicago Public Library Foundation was awarded $6,271,000 between 1983 and 2013, including 10 grants in Digital Media & Learning and Chicago Commitment.

$2,000,000

2013 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning

The Chicago Public Library's main library is the home of YOUmedia, an innovative space where teens have access to library resources, technology, and in-person and online mentors. Created in 2009 with Foundation resources based on findings from Foundation-funded research, YOUmedia has attracted widespread interest from U.S. and international libraries, museums, and out-of-school providers, many of which are eager to replicate the space and its programs. This grant will be used to implement YOUmedia in most of the Chicago Public Library’s 77 branch libraries and expand existing YOUmedia programs to include explicit connections to career and academic opportunities.

$400,000

2013 • 7 months • Digital Media & Learning

The Chicago Public Library’s main library is the home of YOUmedia, an innovative space where teens access library resources, technology, and in-person and online mentors. Created in 2009 with Foundation resources based on findings from Foundation-funded ethnographic research, YOUmedia has attracted widespread attention from libraries, museums, and out-of-school providers around the country and abroad, many of whom are eager to replicate the space and its programs. This grant provides continuing support for existing YOUmedia services at the main branch and three branch libraries in Chicago as they plan for long-term sustainability.

$450,000

2011 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

In support of the national replication of YouMedia and application of the design principles to institutional change in the Chicago Public Library.

$500,000

2010 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

To expand the YOUmedia program to three Chicago Public Library branch locations.

$1,050,000

2010 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning

In support of YouMedia@CPL (over three years).

$70,000

2009 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

In support of the YouMedia learning center's involvement in the official ceremony marking 2009 World Habitat Day in Washington, D.C.

$495,000

2009 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

To plan and implement a pilot digital media youth program in the Chicago Public Library that will serve to launch a Chicago learning network.

$50,000

2008 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of a Science Chicago lecture series featuring MacArthur Fellows at the Chicago Public Library.

$1,250,000

1987 • 1 year, 2 months

To establish the Chicago Public Library's endowment and to endow the MacArthur Foundation Acquisition Fund.

$6,000

1983 • 1 year

To support public programming in branch and regional libraries and the Cultural Center.

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