Chicago Sinfonietta was awarded $1,561,000 between 1991 and 2015, including 10 grants in Chicago Commitment and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

$262,500

2015 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

The Chicago Sinfonietta is a professional orchestra that presents symphonic performances, provides mentoring programs for young musicians and conductors of color, and facilitates music education through its programs with the Chicago Public Schools. It is the nation’s most diverse symphony orchestra. This grant supports the Sinfonietta’s goals of creating innovative concert experiences, strengthening its financial position, and playing a leading role nationally in advocating for racial equity in the classical music community.

$625,000

2015 • 4 years • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Chicago Sinfonietta, founded in 1987, is a professional orchestra that presents symphonic performances, provides mentoring programs for young musicians and conductors of color, and facilitates music education through its programs with Chicago Public Schools. It is the nation’s most diverse symphony orchestra, and it attracts a similarly diverse audience.  A MacArthur Award recognizes organizations that have excellent programs, that are well-managed, and that are at an inflection point, where they are likely to grow either in size or influence. The Sinfonietta will allocate most of the awarded funds to an operating reserve; it will allocate a smaller portion to underwriting critical infrastructure upgrades.

$250,000

2010 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$75,000

2007 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

To expand www.chicagoclassicalmusic.org, a website run by a consortium of classical music groups (over three years).

$60,000

2002 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over two years).

$30,000

1999 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations.

$90,000

1996 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over three years).

$90,000

1993 • 3 years

In support of general operations (over three years).

$28,500

1992 • 1 year

To support broadcasting four concerts on WFMT, including a Kennedy Center concert, with the goal of developing new audiences.

$50,000

1991 • 1 year

In support of general operations (over two years).

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