2012 • 9 months • Community & Economic Development
The Woodstock Institute is a Chicago-based nonprofit that uses applied research, policy analysis, technical assistance and public education to promote fair lending practices and financial system reform on behalf of low-income people and communities. This grant will enable Woodstock to acquire and preserve a large catalog of historical data about Chicago and its neighborhoods and to maintain it for public access. Securing and maintaining access to this database is essential to serving the ongoing data needs of Foundation grantees and other foundations and organizations working in or concerned about Chicago neighborhoods.
2012 • 2 years • Community & Economic Development
The Woodstock Institute, a Chicago-based research and advocacy organization, is a national expert on issues of fair lending and financial system reform. This grant funds research on issues of ongoing concern to the community development field--post-recession lending and foreclosure practices, access to financial services, and retirement savings and asset building--and the development of a web-based data platform that will simplify the sharing of its database and research, and increase public access to its data. Woodstock also will produce a series of briefs and briefings to present its research to a broad audience of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.
2010 • 2 years • Policy Research
In support of general operations (over two years).
2010 • 1 year, 11 months • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
To collect and analyze data and to provide technical assistance as part of the Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation Project (over two years).
2008 • 2 years • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance
To develop an expanded database on foreclosure filings and completions in Chicago neighborhoods (over two years).
2007 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
In support of three institutional initiatives that will enhance the organization's long-term effectiveness and sustainability: upgrade technological capacity, develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan, and establish a cash reserve.
2006 • 1 year
In support of general operations.
2006 • 4 years • Policy Research
In support of general operations (over four years).
2002 • 3 years • Policy Research
In support of general operations (over three years).
2000 • 1 year, 11 months
To support research and public policy work on fair access to financial services for low-income and minority populations (over two years).