Grants to Invisible Institute
2016 (Duration 2 years)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Invisible Institute supports efforts to reform the Chicago Police Department through documentation, disclosure, transparency, and investigative reporting. The Institute obtains police records through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, and releases police abuse allegations in easily searchable online formats. It provides individual citizens with data and tools to obtain official records, and documents the experiences of young Chicagoans’ interaction with officers, facilitating the public’s ability to advocate for reform. Through investigative reporting, it scrutinizes police actions and presses for greater accountability to the public. General operating support enables the Invisible Institute to pursue these efforts and build its internal capacity in an era of greater public demand for information.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Invisible Institute $500,000 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