Information about select programs, initiatives, and areas of work for which the Foundation is no longer awarding grants
Community & Economic Development
Grantmaking sought to improve quality of life in a range of low-income neighborhoods in Chicago while supporting similar efforts in nine other cities around the country.
Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries
Grantmaking supported research, policy, and practical interventions that nurtured learner-centered education models and equipped economically marginalized girls with a core set of 21st century skills.
Grantmaking supported research, policy, and practical interventions to improve the lives of and protections for immigrants and refugees.
Strengthening American Democracy
Grantmaking supported efforts to modernize election administration, protect voting rights, curb the role of money in politics, and reduce partisanship in Congress.
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