Grantee Profile

Mikva Challenge

Grants to Mikva Challenge

  • $1,000,000

    2017 (Duration 4 years)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Mikva Challenge is a youth development and civic education organization focused on preparing youth to be informed, empowered, active citizens and community leaders. Established in Chicago in 1997, Mikva Challenge is now a national organization with additional sites throughout Illinois, Southern California, and Washington, D.C. Driven by the belief that policy makers will make more informed decisions if they incorporate youth voices, Mikva Challenge's three core program areas focus on youth community problem-solving, youth electoral participation, and youth policy-making. This institutional support award enables Mikva Challenge to develop a national strategy and strengthen its organizational infrastructure, specifically in the areas of board development, staffing, financial management, and marketing.

  • $20,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Safe Passage Fund.

  • $5,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — For the annual Civic Activism Fair.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Mikva Challenge $1,025,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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