Grantee Profile

Forefront Chicago

Grants to Forefront Chicago

  • $200,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Policy

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Forefront (formerly Donors Forum) is a Chicago-based membership organization that serves as a regional association of grantmakers and as an association of non-profit organizations. It provides education and training, advocacy, and program management for grantmakers and non-profit organizations, and works to increase funding for and talent development in the non-profit sector. Forefront’s work is intended to build and support a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. Award funds will be used primarily for salaries.

  • $200,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Donors Forum, founded in 1974 in Chicago, is a membership organization that serves as an information resource on philanthropy in the Chicago area, providing fundraising information to nonprofits, professional development for grantmakers and grant seekers, and opportunities for grantmakers with common interests to meet and discuss their work. It also serves as a public policy resource and advocate for the philanthropic sector. This grant consolidates membership dues, sponsorship of events, and general operating support.

  • $307,500

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

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

  • $225,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of work throughout Illinois (over three years).

  • $300,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

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

  • $30,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Chicago Global Donors Network (over three years).

  • $35,000

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a collaborative research study on individual giving in Illinois.

  • $150,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

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

  • $45,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Chicago Global Donors Network (over three years).

  • $100,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Preserving the Public Trust Task Force (over 18 months).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Forefront Chicago $1,592,500 between 1978 and 2016.

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