Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation
Grants to Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation
2016 (Inactive Grant)
What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Support for innovation clusters—geographic concentrations of firms that share supplier networks, workforce skill requirements and other common features—has emerged as a key strategy for promoting regional economic growth. With Foundation support, a team of economic development analysts in Chicago have identified the food industry—firms that process and package a range of products—as offering growth potential and a means to improve regional economic performance while realizing positive employment and other outcomes for the area, including low-income communities. Funding for the Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation (KIDC), a nonprofit economic development organization established in 1985 with a mission to incubate and provide services to businesses in Chicago’s industrial corridors, supports the formal launch of the cluster organization that will provide or broker a range of services, including market information, specialized workforce training and streamlined access to supplier networks.
1993 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To design a community development partnership strategy.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation $407,500 between 1978 and 2017.
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Related Grantees: Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Latino Theater Alliance, Chicago Youth Boxing Club, Children's Home and Aid Society, DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media, Donda's House, Greater Chatham Initiative, Illinois Humanities Council, Invisible Institute, Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation, Metropolitan Planning Council, Mozilla Foundation, National Museum of Mexican Art, Terra Foundation for American Art, Thrive Chicago, Woods Fund of Chicago, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago