Grantee Profile

Chicago Urban League

Grants to Chicago Urban League

  • $125,000

    2017 (Duration 1 year)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Urban League was incorporated in June 1917, as one of the first affiliates of the National Urban League. Its mission is to work for economic, educational, and social progress for African-Americans. The Chicago Urban League established a program designed to create a pipeline of informed, motivated, perceptive, authentic, and connected talent (or, “IMPACT”), who will become the next generation of Chicago leaders. This award to the IMPACT Leadership Development Program supports the creation of new course curriculum and an inaugural, citywide networking event for Chicago leaders of color.

  • $250,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To fund work on racial and ethnic disparities as part of the Illinois Models for Change initiative (over two years).

  • $130,720

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support applied research and technical assistance to the Workforce Development Partnership (over three years).

  • $75,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Labor Market Intervention Project to improve job training and placement services.

  • $255,400

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Sectoral Intervention Project to refine an economic development framework to guide job-training activities, economic development efforts, and welfare policy (over two years).

  • $60,000

    1989 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Census Community Outreach Network.

  • $180,000

    1985 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $150,000

    1983 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $100,000

    1980 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To construct the new headquarters.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Urban League $1,326,120 between 1978 and 2018.