A Better Chicago Launches Project Impact
A Better Chicago launched Project Impact—a competition to identify innovative nonprofit models that are successfully enabling low-income individuals to rise out of poverty.
Applications are due August 15, 2012. Learn more about eligibility.
The winner of Project Impact will be awarded a grant of $100,000, introductions to Chicago’s civic and business leaders and 12 months of management support from A Better Chicago. US-based nonprofits with a focus on early childhood development, K-12 education or workforce development that are planning to grow or replicate in the Chicago area are eligible to enter.
Project Impact is supported by the Joyce Foundation and two other Chicago-based foundations -- The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation and The Schwertfeger Family Foundation.
The competition aims to enable high potential, early stage nonprofits to access the resources, visibility and support they need to scale up their operations. Additionally, Project Impact will provide rising leaders in Chicago with a unique civic engagement opportunity by involving them as judges to select the winning venture.
The competition will entail a rigorous selection process, culminating with finalists presenting to a live audience in November 2012.