Grantee Profile

Executive Service Corps of Chicago

Grants to Executive Service Corps of Chicago

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Executive Service Corps of Chicago recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer teams of experienced professionals on consulting projects for nonprofits. The Foundation’s partnership with the organization began in 2009 when the Foundation made its initial investment of $1 million in the Arts & Culture Loan Fund. The Loan Fund offers loans, underwritten and monitored by financial institutions, to small and mid-sized MacArthur arts grantees to strengthen financial stability. Executive Service Corps manages certain aspects of the Loan Fund by screening organizations, assisting in preparing loan documents, and providing technical assistance  on topics such as board governance, strategic planning, and finance. An external consulting group recently conducted an evaluation of the Loan Fund program for the Foundation; it was found to be valuable to grantees but needing refinement. Executive Service Corps will continues its activities on an interim basis as the program is redesigned.

  • $110,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant renews support to Executive Service Corps to provide technical assistance to arts organizations eligible to apply for loans through the MacArthur Foundation’s Arts & Culture Loan Fund. Specifically, this grant will cover the costs related to program management of the loan fund process itself, including screening interested organizations and loan documentation preparation; technical assistance for eligible organizations on topics such as board governance, strategic planning, and finance; and the documentation of case studies that will provide insight into the Loan Fund’s process and impact.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of technical assistance to applicants of the Foundation's Working Capital Loan Fund for Arts and Culture (over three years).

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Working Capital Loan Fund and to provide technical assistance to nonprofit organizations.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To provide technical assistance for the Working Capital Loan Fund established in cooperation with ShoreBank (over two years).

  • $25,000Active Strategy

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To train and place business professionals on the boards of nonprofit organizations.

  • $25,000

    1989 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support work on the Near West Side.

  • $225,000

    1987 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support consulting services to the Chicago Public Schools (over three years).

  • $293,000

    1983 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support management consulting services to the Chicago Board of Education (over three years).

  • $35,000

    1983 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support consulting services to the chief financial officer of the Chicago Board of Education.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Executive Service Corps of Chicago $1,513,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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