Our work in Chicago
Areas of focus include:
Culture, Equity, and the Arts
Our Commitment to Grantee Partners | COVID-19 Read More → Advancing Social Equity Through the Arts Read More →
Increased Support for Community Organizations Responding to COVID-19 Read More → Safe and Peaceful Summer Events Adapt to COVID-19 Read More → Ensuring Everyone Is Counted in the 2020 Census Read More →
Supporting Artists and Arts and Culture Organizations During the Pandemic Read More → Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund Read More →
Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Read More → A Work in Progress: Participatory Grantmaking in the Arts Read More → Themes from our Participatory Grantmaking Pilot in the Arts Read More →
grantee stories Responding to Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 Access Living, Teamwork Englewood, and Mujeres Latinas en Acción have adapted their work to meet the extraordinary needs their communities face during the pandemic. View More → grantee stories Redefining Chicago Leadership Leaders for a New Chicago supports leaders who are often left out of the city’s historical power structure to ensure they influence the decisions that shape the city. View More →
Grantees in the Media
"West Side Violence Interrupters Shift from Stopping Shootings to Cleaning Up Neighborhoods Hit Hard by Looting"
Block Club Chicago
"With Dozens Being Shot Every Day, Anti-Violence Groups Continue Working Amid Looting And COVID-19"
"Commentary: Looting Isn’t The Answer, But Organizing Is"
"Feeling Anxious? Public Arts Group Opera-Matic Plans Lullaby Parades, Inspiring Messages on Men’s Ties, and Odes to COVID-19 to ‘Soothe’ Chicagoans This Summer"
Managing Director, Communications