Title, Amount, Location, Program, Focus Area, Description, Year, Term, Website "Court Theatre Fund","240000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","For continued salary support for African American director Ron OJ Parson.","2015","3 years","http://www.courttheatre.org" "Chicago Sinfonietta Inc.","300000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To further diversify its conductors, musicians and arts administrators and provide leadership for other symphonies seeking to diversify.","2015","3 years","http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org" "The Aspen Institute Inc.","1000000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For the continued support of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.","2015","2 years","http://www.aspeninstitute.org" "Conservation Minnesota","200000","MN","Environment","Climate Solutions","To organize, train, and activate community engagement teams in 25 key communities across Greater Minnesota to build support for strong environmental policies in the state","2015","2 years","http://www.conservationminnesota.org" "Michigan United Conservation Clubs","100000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support its partnership with other leading conservation organizations in Michigan to organize, engage and activate diverse natural resource user groups to build public will for environmental protection.","2015","1 year","http://www.mucc.org/" "Civic Consulting Alliance","300000","IL","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To provide strategic consulting to the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois in the areas of education, employment, public safety, and culture.","2015","2 years","http://www.ccachicago.org/" "Massachusetts Institute of Technology","200000","MA","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To support the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.","2015","2 years","http://www.mit.edu/" "The Aspen Institute Inc.","500000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To develop a fellowship to establish a reliable pool of exceptional leaders capable of leading community colleges to high levels of student success.","2015","2 years","http://www.aspeninstitute.org" "The University of Chicago","600000","IL","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To establish the University of Chicago Urban Labs, a set of labs focused on undertaking inquiry and having impact on five essential dimensions of urban life: education, crime, poverty, health and energy.","2015","2 years","http://www.uchicago.edu" "Chicago Public Media Inc.","135000","IL","Democracy","Media","To provide in-depth reporting coverage of the Illinois statehouse and of regional issues that impact Great Lakes residents.","2015","1 year","http://www.chicagopublicmedia.org" "Clean Wisconsin Inc.","20000","WI","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To modernize digital communications systems, including new tools for email distribution and advocacy/fundraising databases.","2015","1 year","http://www.cleanwisconsin.org" "StoryCorps","225000","NY","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To support StoryCorps in Chicago from September 1, 2015, to August 31, 2018.","2015","3 years","http://www.storycorps.org" "The Aspen Institute Inc.","100000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","In support of UpSkill America, a coalition engaging employers in advancing economic opportunity for low-wage workers.","2015","1 year","http://www.aspeninstitute.org" "Chicago Public Media Inc.","260000","IL","Democracy","Media","To support Front and Center to specifically engage citizens on the issue of climate change.","2015","1 year","http://www.chicagopublicmedia.org" "The Aspen Institute Inc.","60000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To support the development of a high-quality website that would showcase the lessons learned from the Aspen Prize.","2015","1 year","http://www.aspeninstitute.org" "New York Public Radio","150000","NY","Democracy","Media","To support an original series of reports about community colleges to be aired on WNYC.","2015","1 year","http://NJPUBLICRADIO.ORG" "New York Public Radio","100000","NY","Democracy","Media","To support planning and development of Radiolab Presents: SCOTUS.","2015","4 months","http://NJPUBLICRADIO.ORG" "Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York","200000","NY","Democracy","Media","To support an in-depth, data-driven investigative reporting project on gun violence in the United States.","2015","18 months","http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/" "Urban Institute","75000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","For a project on race, guns, policing, and mass incarceration.","2015","8 months","http://www.urban.org" "Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Inc.","75000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","For a project on race, guns, policing, and mass incarceration.","2015","9 months","http://www.jointcenter.org" "Thrive Chicago","100000","IL","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To support collective impact efforts to improve kindergarten readiness, college completion, and employment outcomes for Chicago residents.","2015","1 year","http://www.thrivechi.org/" "The University of Chicago","46000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","For its Black Youth Project 100 to support its digital work in 2016.","2015","6 months","http://www.uchicago.edu" "Civic Nation","100000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To support its College Promise Campaign, an effort to help more students access and complete community college degrees.","2015","1 year","http://www.civicnation.org" "National Wildlife Federation","25000","VA","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","For digital tools in support of efforts related to the Waukesha Diversion application that is currently pending.","2015","1 year","http://www.nwf.org/" "Young Invincibles","50000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To support its 2016 Millennial Issues Campaign.","2015","1 year","http://www.younginvincibles.org" "The Atlantic Monthly Group Inc.","150000","DC","Democracy","Media","To support a full-day forum in Washington, DC, on November 12 to study the issues at the intersection of mass incarceration, race, policing, and gun violence.","2015","3 months","http://www.theatlantic.com/" "Service Year Exchange Inc.","400000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","For the integration of a digital badging system into Service Year exchange to create a validated learning system of 21st century skills.","2015","2 years","https://serviceyear.org/" "Advance Illinois","600000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support its state policy advocacy and leadership in Illinois' education community.","2015","2 years","http://www.advanceillinois.org" "CESA#1","300000","WI","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support research and capacity-building related to personalized learning in CESA#1 classrooms, schools and districts, with a focus on understanding the effectiveness of personalized learning, and what accounts for that effectiveness.","2015","18 months","http://www.cesa1.k12.wi.us/" "LEAP Innovations","200000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support personalized-learning school transformations in Chicago-area schools, to evaluate the process, and share findings.","2015","1 year","http://www.leapinnovations.org/" "Purdue University","50000","IN","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To design a quasi-experimental study to determine the effect of project-based learning on the development of personal success skills.","2015","1 year","http://www.purdue.edu/honorscollege" "Deans for Impact","50000","TX","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For policy advocacy and communications efforts around teacher preparation reform, and to launch a learning science pilot program at three institutions.","2015","1 year","http://www.deansforimpact.org/" "Northwestern University","82750","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support research on how a variety of variables impact employee performance.","2015","1 year","http://www.northwestern.edu" "Mercer","200000","MD","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To better understand how employers assess personal success skills at the time of hire and when promoting entry-level candidates.","2015","1 year","http://www.mercer.com" "UCHICAGOImpact LLC","300000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To develop, scale and research teacher professional development training interventions aimed at creating environments where students can develop personal success (non-cognitive) skills in K-12 classrooms.","2015","2 years","http://uei.chicago.edu" "Cabrillo College Foundation","400000","CA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To understand whether the inter- and intra-personal skills developed by community college students in the ACE program translate into better workplace outcomes and the mechanisms by which might drive any improvement.","2015","2 years","http://www.cabrillo.edu/associations/foundation/index.php" "Metropolitan Family Services","250000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support MHA Labs' effort to launch the Great Lakes Workforce Improvement Network.","2015","2 years","http://www.metrofamily.org" "MIT Media Lab","700000","MA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support the Media Lab's new Learning Initiative.","2015","3 years","http://www.media.mit.edu/" "New Profit Inc.","250000","MA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To conduct the design phase of a prize competition to identify and reward the most effective programs for teaching personal success skills.","2015","1 year","http://www.newprofit.com" "Northern Illinois University","100000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support the Illinois 60 by 2025 Network-a partnership of Illinois communities working together to improve students' transition from high school to college and reach a goal of 60 percent of Illinois adults having a college credential by 2025.","2015","1 year","http://www.niu.edu/index.shtml" "ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career","3000000","CA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To lead Joyce's College and Career Pathways Initiative in four Great Lakes communities.","2015","2 years","http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/" "Students for Education Reform","50000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To provide high-impact training to college students on education reform, education policy, and community organizing efforts in Minnesota.","2015","1 year","http://www.studentsforedreform.org" "University of Virginia","250000","VA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To design a series of research studies focused on the employment effects of interventions to develop personal success skills.","2015","1 year","http://www.virginia.edu/" "Victory Gardens Theater","225000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To transform its audience diversity through plays, programs, community work and resident theater partnerships.","2015","3 years","http://www.victorygardens.org" "Chicago Theatre Group Inc.","300000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To develop promising, diverse individuals as artists as well as administrative and technical professionals.","2015","3 years","http://www.goodman-theatre.org" "Hyde Park Art Center","225000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To develop a pipeline for artists of color.","2015","3 years","http://www.hydeparkart.org" "Steppenwolf Theater Co.","70000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","For support of its diversity and equity initiative, a portion of which includes continued support for the multicultural fellowship.","2015","2 years","http://www.steppenwolf.org" "Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University","30000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support the 2015 'Billy Strayhorn Festival' featuring performances, lectures and events throughout Chicago.","2015","1 year","http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org" "threewalls","15000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support the Northern Triangle exhibition.","2015","1 year","http://www.three-walls.org/" "Independent Curators International","35000","NY","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","For curatorial scholarships to curators of color to become part of the Independent Curators International cohort.","2015","1 year","http://www.curatorsintl.org" "Museum of Contemporary Art","50000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support the first major museum retrospective of African American contemporary artist, Kerry James Marshall.","2015","1 year","http://www.mcachicago.org" "Albany Park Theater Project","45000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To create and fund a new staff position, community partnerships coordinator.","2015","1 year","http://www.aptpchicago.org" "International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago","225000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","For capacity building support of the Latino Music Festival.","2015","3 years","http://www.latinoculturalcenter.org" "Teatro Vista Theatre with A View","225000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","For salary support for a managing and artistic director.","2015","3 years","http://www.teatrovista.org" "Old Town School of Folk Music","225000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To support the School's continued efforts to diversify its concerts, classes, as well as the artistic and administrative staffing.","2015","3 years","http://www.oldtownschool.org" "Black Ensemble Theater Corporation","300000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","For salary support to build out a robust development department.","2015","3 years","http://www.blackensembletheater.org" "National Museum of Mexican Art","300000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To support a build-out of its development staff.","2015","3 years","http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org" "Gilloury Institute","50000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To strengthen organizational capacity by funding a portion of the artistic and executive director's salaries and supporting a new solo performance series.","2015","1 year","http://www.srtp.org" "Cerqua Rivera Art Experience","50000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","For salary support for the executive director, associate artistic director and social media assistant.","2015","2 years","http://www.cerquarivera.org" "Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation","20000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To create expanded opportunities for arts administrators of color, and staff and board members from ethnic arts institutions in Illinois, to lead and participate in the 2015 One State conference.","2015","1 year","http://www.artsalliance.org" "Puerto Rican Arts Alliance","120000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To support the salary of a senior program director and cover costs of technology upgrades.","2015","2 years","http://www.praachicago.org" "Chicago Human Rhythm Project","40000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To support the Program Manager position for the American Rhythm Center (ARC), and ARC space rental fees for a diverse range of emerging, ALAANA (African, Latino, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists and companies.","2015","1 year","http://www.chicagotap.org" "Hyde Park Jazz Festival","20000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To fund a partnership with StoryCorps documenting the history of and stories behind Chicago jazz.","2015","1 year","http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org" "Congo Square Theatre Company","50000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","For continued support of staff salaries.","2015","1 year","http://www.congosquaretheatre.org" "Sones de Mexico Ensemble","35000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To support staff salaries.","2015","1 year","http://www.sonesdemexico.com" "Arts & Business Council of Chicago","35000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To strengthen and diversify Chicago's cultural sector through its On BOARD and Business Volunteers for the Arts programs.","2015","1 year","http://www.artsbiz-chicago.org" "Asian Improv aRts Midwest","100000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To support capacity building initiatives.","2015","2 years","http://www.taikolegacy.com" "National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture","40000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To support a season of exhibition programs.","2015","1 year","http://nmprac.org/" "Artadia: The Fund for Art Dialogue","15000","NY","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support artist awards for artists of color.","2015","1 year","http://www.artadia.org" "Illinois Humanities Council","40000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support its Elective Studies program aimed at supporting diversity and creativity in the Chicago arts sector.","2015","1 year","http://www.prairie.org" "3Arts Inc.","40000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To increase digital capacity on a platform to fund African Latino Asian Arab Native American artists in Chicago.","2015","2 years","http://www.3arts.org" "Artists","25000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","For internal diversity work and support for participating artists of color in residencies and exhibitions.","2015","1 year","http://www.acreresidency.org" "ART21","50000","NY","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support a Chicago-focused Art in the Twenty-First Century television show featuring Nick Cave and Theaster Gates.","2015","1 year","http://www.art21.org" "City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events","50000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","For its Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Artist and Curatorial Residency Program in visual art.","2015","1 year","http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca.html" "Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History","50000","MI","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Charles McGee.","2015","1 year","http://www.maah-detroit.org" "Chicago Children's Museum","50000","IL","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from visual artist Juan Angel Chez.","2015","1 year","http://www.chichildrensmuseum.org" "Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc.","50000","MN","Culture","Joyce Awards","to commission new work from playwright Zakiyyah Alexander and composer Imani Uzuri.","2015","1 year","http://www.penumbraTheatre.org" "Ragamala Music and Dance Theater","50000","MN","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from dancers and choreographers Kyle Abraham and Aparna Ramaswamy.","2015","1 year","http://www.ragamala.net" "Healthcare Career Advancement Program Education Association","300000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support a joint initiative with the Center on Wisconsin Strategy to advance policy, partnerships and practice in health care workforce development, especially in the context of labor-management partnerships and with a focus on low-wage/entry-level work.","2015","2 years","http://www.h-cap.org/" "Jobs for the Future","600000","MA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For continued support of the CareerSTAT initiative.","2015","2 years","http://www.jff.org" "Chicago Jobs Council","225000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To provide more and better opportunities for disadvantaged adults to develop valuable skills and get employed.","2015","2 years","http://www.cjc.net" "New America Foundation","300000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support the Center on Education and Skills for a New America.","2015","2 years","http://www.newamerica.net" "The Saint Paul Foundation","300000","MN","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For continued support of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin) workforce funders collaborative.","2015","2 years","http://saintpaulfoundation.org" "Chicago Community Foundation","400000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For continued support of the Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance.","2015","2 years","http://www.chicagoworkforcefunders.org" "Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation (CICP)","200000","IN","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To develop a workforce development initiative to create stronger alignment between the supply of skilled talent and demand from employers in Central Indiana.","2015","1 year","http://cicpindiana.com/" "LeadersUp","100000","WA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For continued support of its Future at Work Initiative in Chicago, which is aimed at engaging employer partners to hire and retain more young people who are neither in school nor employed.","2015","1 year","http://www.LeadersUp.org" "Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management","200000","OH","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To conduct a research study on the return on investment for U.S. employers involved in Registered Apprenticeship programs.","2015","1 year","https://weatherhead.case.edu/" "National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies","325000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To promote and support the creation and effective adoption of digital learning tools to help adults acquire essential basic skills.","2015","1 year","http://www.digitalpromise.org" "American College of Preventive Medicine","214960","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To continue efforts to build support for the National Violent Death Reporting System.","2015","1 year","http://www.acpm.org" "Amnesty International USA","25000","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To develop an issue advocacy campaign around gun violence as a human rights issue.","2015","6 months","http://www.amnestyusa.org" "Arms with Ethics","40000","FL","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support the Responsible Gun Vendor Initiative.","2015","6 months","http://www.armswithethics.org/" "Association of Prosecuting Attorneys","50000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support the national coalition.","2015","9 months","http://www.APAInc.org" "Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus","37500","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For its Great Lakes project.","2015","1 year","http://www.gunfreekids.org" "Ceasefire Pennsylvania Education Fund","300000","PA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For a statewide campaign to build support for stronger gun violence prevention policies in Pennsylvania.","2015","1 year","http://www.CeaseFirePa.org" "Center for American Progress","400000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For gun law reform policy development, advocacy, and state organizing.","2015","1 year","http://www.americanprogress.org" "Center for American Progress","50000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support Generation Progress' youth-focused policy and advocacy work on gun violence prevention.","2015","1 year","http://www.americanprogress.org" "Childrens Hospital Boston","100000","MA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To complete a public-facing interactive resource providing real-time information on gun ownership and gun-related violence.","2015","1 year","http://www.childrenshospital.org/" "City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor","75000","IL","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support the City's comprehensive strategy to combat gun trafficking and gun violence in Chicago.","2015","6 months","http://www.cityofchicago.org" "City of Minneapolis Police Department","30000","MN","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For a project to address youth gun violence through enhanced community engagement.","2015","1 year","http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police" "ColorOfChange.org Education Fund","75000","CA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support a gun policy accountability project.","2015","1 year","http://www.colorofchange.org/" "Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence","194464","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For continued work to advance risk-based firearms policies, and to develop model policy on removal of firearms from prohibited persons.","2015","1 year","http://www.gunfree.org" "Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence","250000","IL","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For policy education and advocacy to reduce gun violence in Illinois.","2015","1 year","http://ichv.org/" "Johns Hopkins University","357000","MD","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To evaluate the impact of mandatory background check and record-keeping laws in Pennsylvania and Maryland.","2015","3 years","http://www.jhsph.edu/gunpolicy/" "Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence","300000","CA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support legal and educational programs to reduce gun violence.","2015","1 year","http://www.smartgunlaws.org" "Michigan State University","314000","MI","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support its School of Criminal Justice to evaluate the impact and enforcement of domestic violence firearm restrictions.","2015","3 years","https://msu.edu/" "New Venture Fund","75000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support a gun safety media watchdog project.","2015","1 year","http://www.newventurefund.org" "PICO National Network","150000","CA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For the Live Free campaign to reduce gun violence and create more opportunities for youth in urban neighborhoods.","2015","1 year","http://www.piconetwork.org" "Regents of the University of Colorado","13000","CO","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To evaluate lethal means counseling programs for suicidal patients treated in hospital emergency departments.","2015","8 months","http://www.cu.edu/regents/" "States United to Prevent Gun Violence","50000","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For technical, communications, and policy support to state gun violence prevention groups.","2015","1 year","http://www.ceasefireusa.org/" "The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)","25000","VA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support two programs by and for NOBLE members around gun violence, policing, and mass incarceration in impacted communities.","2015","1 year","http://www.noblenational.org" "The Police Foundation","175000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support gun violence prevention initiatives.","2015","1 year","http://www.policefoundation.org" "The Regents of the University of California","400000","CA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To evaluate the effects of background check polices.","2015","3 years","http://www.research.ucdavis.edu" "Violence Policy Center","250000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For research, public education, communications, and advocacy in support of effective gun violence prevention policies in the Midwest and across the nation.","2015","1 year","http://www.vpc.org" "Proteus Fund Inc.","100000","MA","Democracy","Fair Elections","To develop and train partner organizations on a common set of broad pro-democracy messages.","2015","1 year","http://www.proteusfund.org" "League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Inc","120000","WI","Democracy","Fair Elections","For collaborative work to defend voting rights, prevent erosion of democratic structures, and work toward local government reforms.","2015","2 years","http://www.lwvwi.org" "Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund","50000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support for a campus-based public education and advocacy effort to advance campaign finance reform.","2015","9 months","http://www.pirg.org" "Wisconsin Voices","200000","WI","Democracy","Fair Elections","To implement its Our Democracy 2020 program to shape the issue environment on political reform, manage a collaboration with other nonpartisan organizations, and conduct an assessment of local jurisdictions for democracy-related issue campaigns.","2015","2 years","http://www.wisconsinvoices.org" "The Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt Institute","65000","NY","Democracy","Fair Elections","To lead a planning process with organizations involved with youth engagement on democracy issues in Illinois.","2015","1 year","http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org" "Voices for Racial Justice","50000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","To convene and train leaders of color on political reform issues, particularly campaign finance reform.","2015","1 year","http://www.voicesforracialjustice.org" "Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund","125000","CA","Democracy","Fair Elections","To conduct public education, community outreach, and litigation to improve minority representation at the local government level in Illinois.","2015","20 months","http://www.maldef.org/" "New Venture Fund","75000","DC","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support convenings of funders interested in civic engagement and democracy reforms in Minnesota, Ohio, and Michigan.","2015","3 years","http://www.newventurefund.org" "Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.","125000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","For Civil Rights Under Law to conduct public education, community outreach, and litigation to improve minority representation at the local government level in Illinois.","2015","20 months","http://www.clccrul.org" "MapLight","75000","CA","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support the Illinois expansion of Voter's Edge, an online portal that provides comprehensive, nonpartisan information about federal, state and local candidates, ballot measures, and judicial races.","2015","2 years","http://www.maplight.org" "Common Cause Education Fund","600000","DC","Democracy","Fair Elections","For the launch of a 'State of Midwest Democracy' report as well as membership development and public education on state-based political reforms .","2015","2 years","http://www.commoncause.org" "Northwestern University","60000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To develop an online curriculum focused on democracy reforms at the state level.","2015","1 year","http://www.northwestern.edu" "Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.","10000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support the executive director transition and strategic planning.","2015","6 months","http://www.clccrul.org" "NEO Philanthropy Inc.","60000","NY","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support Civic Participation, a program to help the philanthropic sector prepare for the 2020 Census and to hold its 2016 annual convening in Minneapolis, Minnesota.","2015","2 years","http://www.theneodifference.org/home" "50CAN","400000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support the work of the Minnesota chapter, MinnCAN, to pursue an advocacy campaign focused on teacher preparation and other teacher quality issues, and continue its teacher policy fellowship program.","2015","2 years","http://www.50can.org" "Advance Illinois","400000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support its state policy advocacy and leadership in Illinois' education community.","2015","2 years","http://www.advanceillinois.org" "Advance Illinois","300000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To develop policies and systems to better align data collection, reporting and analysis; and engage stakeholders around using data to improve educator preparation in the state.","2015","1 year","http://www.advanceillinois.org" "Center for American Progress","250000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To launch a national campaign to elevate the teaching profession, bringing diverse voices together to build momentum for policy change.","2015","2 years","http://www.americanprogress.org" "Center for Teaching Quality Inc.","50000","NC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To build an Illinois teacher voice community and help a team of teacher leaders develop a policy report on transforming teacher development and to serve as a sort of 'kitchen cabinet' to IL State Superintendent of Ed. on educator-related policy issues.","2015","6 months","http://www.teachingquality.org" "Chalkbeat","150000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support its Indiana chapter to cover education issues and to inform key debates and decisions that affect low-income children in the greater Indianapolis area.","2015","2 years","http://chalkbeat.org/" "Consortium for Educational Change","75000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To launch a communications and engagement campaign to support implementation of PERA, the Illinois teacher evaluation system.","2015","18 months","http://www.cecillinois.org" "Council of Chief State School Officers","125000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To conduct a 50-state analysis of current teacher preparation program evaluation efforts and then assess the ability of states to collect data against a new set of more outcomes-based indicators.","2015","1 year","http://www.ccsso.org/" "Deans for Impact","100000","TX","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","For policy advocacy and communications efforts around teacher preparation reform, and to launch a learning science pilot program at three institutions.","2015","1 year","http://www.deansforimpact.org/" "Editorial Projects in Education","250000","MD","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To underwrite news coverage of education policies affecting the teaching profession in Education Week, on edweek.org, and in a special report for edweek.org's Education Week Teacher channel.","2015","2 years","http://www.edweek.org" "Education First Consulting","125000","WA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To complete a landscape scan of partnerships between teacher preparation programs and school districts, and develop a readiness assessment of the potential for such partnerships in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis.","2015","6 months","http://education-first.com/" "Education Reform Now Inc","75000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support its effort to engage community and faith leaders, elected officials, and youth on issues related to school choice and teacher quality in Chicago.","2015","1 year","http://www.dfer.org" "Education Writers Association","275000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To build the capacity of journalists reporting on education issues, including teacher quality and college and career readiness, in the Great Lakes region.","2015","2 years","http://www.ewa.org" "Educators 4 Excellence","250000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To engage and mobilize teachers, and elevate their voices in local education policy conversations.","2015","1 year","http://www.Educators4Excellence.org" "Illinois Network of Charter Schools","500000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Innovation Grants","To continue advocacy, policy development and communications efforts around ensuring the growth of high-quality charter schools in Illinois.","2015","2 years","http://www.incschools.org" "Indiana University","230000","IN","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To inform and guide implementation of teacher evaluation policy in Indiana.","2015","2 years","http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cell" "Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation","50000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To advance education reform in Chicago by providing leadership development to Teach for America alumni.","2015","1 year","http://www.Educationalequity.org" "Leading Educators Inc.","117000","LA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To create a teacher leadership strategy and policy roadmap, and develop a statewide toolkit that other districts could use to craft teacher leadership programs.","2015","1 year","http://www.leadingeducators.org" "Minnesota Comeback","100000","MN","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support Minnesota Comeback in its efforts to craft-and begin implementing-a strategic vision to improve the educator talent pipeline in Minneapolis through the organization's Talent Implementation Team and Policy Team.","2015","1 year","http://mncomeback.org/" "National Association of Charter School Authorizers","75000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Innovation Grants","To prepare and release its second annual 50-state analysis of charter school authorizing laws.","2015","1 year","http://www.qualitycharters.org" "National Council on Teacher Quality","400000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support its work to strengthen and advance state teacher quality policies through the publication of its State Teacher Policy Yearbook and other policy reports.","2015","2 years","http://www.nctq.org/" "New Teacher Center","300000","CA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To provide technical assistance to Chicago Public Schools to help develop a new vision for teacher development and convene other advocates to build support and advocacy for the plan.","2015","2 years","http://www.newteachercenter.org" "Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc.","300000","MN","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support a network of Midwest-based education advocacy organizations working to improve K-12 education through policy development and community organizing.","2015","2 years","http://www.pie-network.org/welcome" "Public Impact","70000","NC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support policy development and planning to implement Opportunity Culture teacher leadership strategies in Indianapolis.","2015","1 year","http://publicimpact.com/" "Stand for Children Leadership Center","300000","OR","Education and Economic Mobility","Innovation Grants","To support parent empowerment programming and advocacy to improve teacher quality policies in Chicago and Indianapolis.","2015","1 year","http://www.stand.org" "Students for Education Reform","50000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To provide high-impact training to college students on education reform, education policy, and community organizing in Minnesota.","2015","1 year","http://www.studentsforedreform.org" "Teach Plus Incorporated","350000","MA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To improve teacher quality policies in Indianapolis and Chicago.","2015","2 years","http://www.teach-plus.org" "The Aspen Institute Inc.","500000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To continue its national work to advance policies that strengthen teacher evaluation, development, and leadership.","2015","2 years","http://www.aspeninstitute.org" "The Chicago Public Education Fund","500000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To help Chicago Public Schools increase the number of high-quality principals, and develop case studies and policy recommendations from the Fund's teacher Summer Design Program.","2015","2 years","http://www.cpef.org/flash.htm" "The Education Trust","500000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To advance policies and promote practices at the federal, state, and district levels that give students with the greatest need access to the most effective teachers.","2015","2 years","http://www.edtrust.org" "The Joan Ganz Cooney Center","325000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To lead a national initiative to map innovative, research-based early childhood technological tools aimed at family engagement and early literacy.","2015","18 months","http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org" "The Mind Trust","100000","IN","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To advocate for changes to Indiana teacher preparation programs, with an emphasis on reforms at Indiana University's college of education.","2015","1 year","http://www.themindtrust.org" "The New Teacher Project Inc.","300000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To complete a diagnostic review of Indianapolis Public Schools' teacher development strategies and help them create a plan to improve professional learning policies.","2015","1 year","http://www.tntp.org" "The University of Chicago Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab","175000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To conduct a randomized controlled trial to test a low-cost family engagement program that uses behavioral tools to reduce absenteeism in Head Start programs.","2015","18 months","https://biplab.uchicago.edu/" "The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research","200000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To research the differences and similarities among teacher preparation programs that feed Chicago Public Schools, with special focus on alternate certification and clinical experiences, to determine how well prepared candidates feel when they graduate.","2015","2 years","http://www.ccsr.uchicago.edu" "Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund","275000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support polling, focus groups, and message development for use in the campaign to stop harmful algal blooms in the Western Lake Erie basin","2015","1 year","http://www.michiganlcvedfund.org" "The University of Chicago","225000","IL","Environment","Climate Solutions","To improve state implementation of the Clean Power Plan in the Great Lakes Region.","2015","3 years","http://www.uchicago.edu" "Faith in Place","110000","IL","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support energy efficiency and carbon pollution policy outreach.","2015","15 months","http://www.faithinplace.org" "Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance","300000","IL","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support its Regional Policy Program-Advocating for Energy Efficiency in the Midwest.","2015","1 year","http://www.mwalliance.org" "Bipartisan Policy Center Inc.","250000","DC","Environment","Climate Solutions","To continue support of the Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators Group.","2015","1 year","http://bipartisanpolicy.org/" "Ohio Environmental Council","310000","OH","Environment","Climate Solutions","To continue support of its efforts to leverage state policy to increase energy efficiency in Ohio; and to protect, conserve, and restore Ohio's portion of the Lake Erie basin.","2015","1 year","http://www.theoec.org" "Michigan Environmental Council","200000","MI","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support the 'Eliminating Waste: Making Efficiency Michigan's Top Energy Priority' project","2015","1 year","http://www.mecprotects.org" "Union of Concerned Scientists Inc.","250000","MA","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support the Powering Ahead the Midwest project.","2015","2 years","http://www.ucsusa.org" "Fresh Energy","450000","MN","Environment","Climate Solutions","To continue support of Midwest Energy News.","2015","2 years","http://www.fresh-energy.org" "Clean Energy Trust","300000","IL","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support the Midwest clean energy jobs study .","2015","1 year","http://www.cleanenergytrust.org" "Center for Clean Air Policy","200000","DC","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support their Midwest program and on-the-ground efforts in Minnesota.","2015","14 months","http://www.ccap.org" "Elevate Energy","200000","IL","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support the Utility 2.0 Stakeholder Project.","2015","1 year","http://www.elevateenergy.org/" "CUB Consumer Education and Research Fund","150000","IL","Environment","Climate Solutions","For Rethinking the Grid: Reforming Utility Business Models to Advance Clean Energy Resources in the Midwest.","2015","1 year","http://cuboard.org" "Global Philanthropy Partnership","25000","IL","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support the High Impact C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group collaboration in Chicago ( 6 mos).","2015","6 months","http://www.global-philanthropy.org" "Council of State Governments","150000","IL","Environment","Great Lakes","To support the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus.","2015","2 years","http://www.csgmidwest.org" "Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust","400000","WI","Environment","Great Lakes","For its project to achieve clean water in the Great Milwaukee watersheds","2015","1 year","http://www.swwtwater.org/" "The Nature Conservancy","500000","IN","Environment","Great Lakes","To support it Western Lake Erie Basin project and its work to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes region.","2015","2 years","http://www.nature.org/indiana" "Alliance for the Great Lakes","300000","IL","Environment","Great Lakes","To support a coordinated campaign to stop Asian carp and other aquatic invasive species from entering the Great Lakes.","2015","2 years","http://www.greatlakes.org" "Northeast-Midwest Institute","75000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","To support the Northeast-Midwest Institute Great Lakes Washington Program (GLWP) including the Great Lakes Congressional Task Forces.","2015","1 year","http://www.nemw.org" "National Parks Conservation Association","325000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","To support the Healing Our Waters Coalition.","2015","1 year","http://www.npca.org" "Ohio State University Foundation","100000","OH","Environment","Great Lakes","To support Ohio Sea Grant.","2015","2 years","http://www.ohioseagrant.osu.edu" "Environmental Defense Fund Inc.","600000","NY","Environment","Great Lakes","To support its continued efforts to improve water quality in Western Lake Erie Basin.","2015","2 years","http://www.environmentaldefense.org" "Minnesota Environmental Partnership","300000","MN","Environment","Great Lakes","To protect and restore the natural environment of Minnesota.","2015","2 years","http://www.mepartnership.org/" "National Caucus of Environmental Legislators","125000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","The project will recruit and educate legislators about environmental issues impacting the Great Lakes.","2015","1 year","http://www.ncel.net" "Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources","275000","MT","Environment","Great Lakes","To advance public awareness and understanding of complex natural resource issues that impact the Great Lakes region, and to serve the professional needs of journalists who report on Great Lakes issues.","2015","2 years","http://www.ijnr.org" "Freshwater Future","150000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support their Bi-national Organizing on Great Lakes Issues project.","2015","2 years","http://www.freshwaterfuture.org" "Natural Resources Defense Council Inc.","300000","NY","Environment","Great Lakes","To provide renewed support to protect and improve the health of the Great Lakes Ecosystem.","2015","2 years","http://www.nrdc.org" "Environmental Defence Canada Inc.","50000","Ontario","Environment","Great Lakes","To support continued efforts to improve the health of the Great Lakes.","2015","1 year","http://www.environmentaldefence.ca/" "Council of Michigan Foundations Inc.","324000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support the Great Lakes Funders Collaboration and a partnership with the Michigan governor's office on invasive species.","2015","2 years","http://www.michiganfoundations.org" "Forefront","100000","IL","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To implement the Engaging for Impact strategic plan and to continue to serve as a leading voice and coordinator of philanthropic and nonprofit advocacy in Illinois.","2016","2 years","http://www.donorsforum.org" "MinnPost","120000","MN","Democracy","Media","To support expanded coverage of Joyce issues and help MinnPost at a time of leadership transition requiring increased editorial salaries.","2016","2 years","http://www.minnpost.com/" "WCIJ Inc.","100000","WI","Democracy","Media","To support in-depth coverage of several Joyce issues, including gun violence prevention, democracy, and environment.","2016","2 years","http://www.wisconsinwatch.org" "Elevate Energy","200000","IL","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","For the Low-Income Energy Efficiency Funding State Strategy Project.","2016","15 months","http://www.elevateenergy.org/" "Robert R. McCormick Foundation","50000","IL","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To support teacher professional development activities in civics education throughout Illinois.","2016","1 year","http://www.rrmtf.org" "Urban Institute","470000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","For a research initiative projecting the major changes likely to take place in the six Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.","2016","1 year","http://www.urban.org" "Chicago Public Media Inc.","235000","IL","Democracy","Media","To 1) provide in-depth reporting coverage of the Illinois statehouse and of regional issues that impact Great Lakes residents and 2) create a series of personal stories focused on the issue of gun violence in Chicago.","2016","1 year","http://www.chicagopublicmedia.org" "Chicago Urban League","200000","IL","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To develop a research and policy center that will inform the League's program development, as well as the League's advocacy and policy agendas.","2016","2 years","http://www.thechicagourbanleague.org" "Cleveland Water Alliance","150000","OH","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To produce the AquaHacking Summit 2017: United for Lake Erie.","2016","2 years","http://www.clevelandwateralliance.org/" "Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York","125000","NY","Democracy","Media","For its Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Journalism School to support a two-part project: a two-day advanced reporting institute on gun violence and prevention for Midwest reporters, editors and producers; and subsequent fellowships for in-depth reporting projects by journalists who participate in the institutes.","2016","18 months","http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/" "National Public Radio Inc.","300000","DC","Democracy","Media","To support in-depth coverage of Joyce issues, with a special focus on energy and the environment and on education, especially the newly reauthorized federal K-12 law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.","2016","2 years","http://www.npr.org" "The Aspen Institute Inc.","300000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To help convene a national commission on social, emotional and academic learning and issue policy and practice recommendations in a 'Report to the Nation.'","2016","2 years","http://www.aspeninstitute.org" "Deans for Impact","50000","TX","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To pilot efforts to deeply embed cognitive science in member deans teacher preparation programs.","2016","1 year","http://www.deansforimpact.org/" "Stanford University","500000","CA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For its Project for Education Research that Scales to scale evidence-based mindset programs in higher education.","2016","3 years","http://www.credo.stanford.edu" "The University of Chicago","55000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For the To & Through Project to test the feasibility of using state data to report students' progression from the 9th grade 'to and through' college for all Illinois students, including two-year schools.","2016","1 year","http://www.uchicago.edu" "President and Fellows of Harvard College","50000","MA","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support the continued building and launch of Sustain Arts, a free online database that connects arts administrators and artists with venues, audiences and potential funders.","2016","1 year","http://www.hks.harvard.edu/hauser/contact/" "Hubbard Street Dance Chicago","25000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.","2016","1 year","http://www.hubbardstreetdance.com" "Albany Park Theater Project","90000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","For continued support of the salary of its Community Partnerships Coordinator.","2016","2 years","http://www.aptpchicago.org" "Woman Made Gallery","20000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","For support of the salary of Gallery's first African American executive director.","2016","1 year","http://www.womanmade.org" "Red Clay Dance Company","70000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To Red Clay Dance Company to support the hiring and salary of its first executive director.","2016","2 years","http://www.redclaydance.com/" "Gilloury Institute","100000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","For support to 1) Develop financially sustainable and programmatically exciting theatre seasons, and 2) Develop and implement a donor retention program.","2016","2 years","http://www.srtp.org" "South Side Community Art Center","50000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","For support to cover the annual salary for the Center's first Development Director.","2016","1 year","http://www.sscartcenter.org" "The University of Chicago","25000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support the Washington Park Arts Incubator Artists-in-Residence program.","2016","1 year","http://www.uchicago.edu" "Illinois Humanities Council","20000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","For expansion and continuation of our Elective Studies series of master classes and programs that aid artists, curators, and arts educators in skill-building.","2016","1 year","http://www.prairie.org" "United States Artists Inc.","60000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support a 'JOYCE Artist Award' in 2017 for an artist of color from the Great Lakes region.","2016","1 year","http://www.unitedstatesartists.org" "Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce","400000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To conduct research and to provide technical assistance to state government officials on effective use of data systems for aligning the education and workforce development systems, and making data-informed investments.","2016","2 years","http://www.cew.georgetown.edu" "Jobs for the Future","350000","MA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For continued management of the Congressional Staff Network for Workforce Development and Economic Security.","2016","2 years","http://www.jff.org" "National Skills Coalition","850000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support federal workforce policy advocacy; technical assistance to state workforce reform coalitions and policy makers; and national initiatives such as Business Leaders United and the Workforce Data Quality Campaign.","2016","2 years","http://www.workforcealliance.org" "The Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt Institute","50000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support the Universal Income Project.","2016","1 year","http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org" "New Venture Fund","500000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To operate a donor collaborative focused on employment technology.","2016","2 years","http://www.newventurefund.org" "New Venture Fund","250000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To launch and manage an Illinois Digital Learning Lab.","2016","2 years","http://www.newventurefund.org" "Women Employed Institute","200000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For policy advocacy and system reform efforts to ensure that low-income, low-skilled adults in Illinois can access quality education and training leading to economic opportunity.","2016","1 year","http://www.womenemployed.org" "German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.","125000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For a continued effort to scale the German dual education model in the Great Lakes region","2016","1 year","http://www.gaccom.org" "Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation (CICP)","400000","IN","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To establish and execute the Central Indiana Workforce Development Initiative, intended to create stronger alignment between the supply of skilled talent and demand from employers in Central Indiana.","2016","2 years","http://cicpindiana.com/" "American College of Preventive Medicine","220000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To continue efforts to build support for the National Violent Death Reporting System.","2016","1 year","http://www.acpm.org" "Arms with Ethics","50000","FL","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To develop local gun violence prevention pilot projects with law enforcement agencies in strategic communities.","2016","1 year","http://www.armswithethics.org/" "Association of Prosecuting Attorneys","50000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support the efforts of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence.","2016","9 months","http://www.APAInc.org" "Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus","30000","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For a college faculty outreach project in the Great Lakes region.","2016","1 year","http://www.gunfreekids.org" "Ceasefire Pennsylvania Education Fund","270000","PA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For gun violence prevention advocacy and organizing in Pennsylvania.","2016","1 year","http://www.CeaseFirePa.org" "Center for American Progress","400000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For efforts to advance commonsense gun law reform.","2016","1 year","http://www.americanprogress.org" "Center for American Progress","60000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support Generation Progress' youth-focused policy and advocacy work on gun violence prevention.","2016","9 months","http://www.americanprogress.org" "Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence","175000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For continued work to advance risk-based firearms policies and implement model policies on removal of firearms from prohibited persons.","2016","1 year","http://www.gunfree.org" "Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Inc.","125000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support the next phase of work on the Engaging Communities in Reducing Gun Violence project.","2016","1 year","http://www.jointcenter.org" "MomsRising Education Fund","45000","WA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For its gun safety program.","2016","1 year","http://www.MomsRising.org" "New Venture Fund","100000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support a new gun violence prevention collaborative.","2016","6 months","http://www.newventurefund.org" "Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice","540000","MA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For research on preventing firearm violence.","2016","2 years","http://www.cj.new.edu" "PICO National Network","150000","CA","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support the Live Free Gun Violence Initiative.","2016","1 year","http://www.piconetwork.org" "Police Executive Research Forum","143000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For a project on implementation of state background check laws.","2016","1 year","http://www.PoliceForum.org" "States United to Prevent Gun Violence","45000","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support shared communications software and digital and technical support to state groups.","2016","1 year","http://www.ceasefireusa.org/" "WAVE Educational Fund","300000","WI","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support continued development and implementation of a comprehensive plan to prevent gun violence in Wisconsin and across the country.","2016","1 year","http://www.waveedfund.com/" "William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice","150000","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support a Second Amendment fellowship.","2016","1 year","http://www.brennancenter.org" "Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund","150000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To expand campus-based student chapters, mobilize support for election administration and campaign finance reforms, and build strong coalitions for political reform.","2016","2 years","http://www.pirg.org" "Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights","150000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support work on increasing access to voting and reducing the influence of money in the electoral process.","2016","2 years","http://www.icirr.org" "Chicago Votes","150000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To educate young people in Illinois about political reform, provide intensive training to 50 youth fellows, and support coalition advocacy work on election administration and campaign finance reform.","2016","2 years","http://www.ChicagoVotes.com" "Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Chicago","150000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support election administration advocacy, youth engagement, and coalition building.","2016","2 years","http://www.AAIChicago.org" "Proteus Fund Inc.","150000","MA","Democracy","Fair Elections","For the Piper Fund's Collaborative Communications Initiative to increase the communications capacity of democracy reform groups in the Great Lakes region.","2016","2 years","http://www.proteusfund.org" "Demos","100000","NY","Democracy","Fair Elections","To train and mentor leaders of color in the Great Lakes region to advocate for campaign finance and other pro-democracy reforms.","2016","2 years","http://www.demos.org/" "Hamline University of Minnesota","250000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","To organize 'citizens' assemblies' in at least two Minnesota municipalities for the purposes of advancing reforms to local electoral systems.","2016","18 months","http://www.cgee.hamline.edu" "CHANGE Illinois!","300000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support coalition building, communications coordination, and strategic planning in Illinois.","2016","2 years","http://www.changeil.org/" "FairVote Minnesota Foundation","150000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","For public education and coalition building to expand the use of ranked choice voting at the municipal level.","2016","2 years","http://www.fairvotemn.org" "Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers","220000","VA","Democracy","Fair Elections","To engage and activate regional funders in ensuring a thorough and accurate census count in 2020.","2016","2 years","http://www.givingforum.org" "Headwaters Foundation for Justice","50000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support a 'Giving Project' focused on democracy reforms and civic engagement.","2016","2 years","http://www.headwatersfoundation.org" "Jefferson Center","100000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","To facilitate two to three deliberative democracy processes in Minnesota and create a best practice manual for future replication.","2016","18 months","http://jefferson-center.org/" "League of Women Voters Education Fund","60000","DC","Democracy","Fair Elections","For strategic planning and organizational development work that includes the Leagues in the Great Lakes states.","2016","1 year","http://www.lwv.org" "TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund","100000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","To build support for voting rights restoration in Minnesota.","2016","2 years","http://www.takeactionminnesota.org" "Minnesota Voice","250000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","To coordinate and support a multi-organizational, multi-issue movement for political reform in Minnesota.","2016","2 years"," " "New Venture Fund","50000","DC","Democracy","Fair Elections","For its Redistricting Reform Project, an initiative to share strategies, resources and intelligence between funders and advocates for redistricting reform.","2016","2 years","http://www.newventurefund.org" "Northwestern University","50000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support its program, Design for America, to develop a civic tech/online platform to support a deliberative democracy pilot project in Minnesota.","2016","1 year","http://www.northwestern.edu" "Prison Policy Initiative","70000","MA","Democracy","Fair Elections","For technical assistance to policy and legal advocacy groups and on changing how prison populations are counted for redistricting.","2016","2 years","http://www.prisonpolicy.org" "The Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt Institute","150000","NY","Democracy","Fair Elections","To build a coalition of Illinois-based grassroots and policy organizations to bring young people into the policy process and become invested in their government.","2016","18 months","http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org" "State Voices","75000","MI","Democracy","Fair Elections","For its program Ohio Voices to coordinate and support a multi-organizational, multi-issue movement for political reform in Ohio.","2016","1 year","http://www.statevoices.org/" "Voices for Racial Justice","100000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","To integrate a democracy framework into its racial justice programs and to build a strong statewide coalition for political reform.","2016","2 years","http://www.voicesforracialjustice.org" "Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Inc.","120000","WI","Democracy","Fair Elections","For public education and coalition building on campaign finance, redistricting, voting rights, and an impartial judiciary.","2016","2 years","http://www.wisdc.org" "Deans for Impact","100000","TX","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","For Impact for advocacy and communications efforts around teacher preparation reform, and to work with key states on policy changes.","2016","1 year","http://www.deansforimpact.org/" "Education First Consulting","350000","WA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To facilitate partnerships between Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Chicago school districts and their feeder teacher preparation programs to help better align the teacher supply and demand pipeline, and to help ensure teachers are better prepared.","2016","1 year","http://education-first.com/" "Education First Consulting","196000","WA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To build a learning network with our state policy advocates focused on boosting their knowledge of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, helping them understand the opportunities to influence state-level policy.","2016","1 year","http://education-first.com/" "IFF","125000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To determine the supply of-and demand for-high quality seats in Illinois' school districts, which will be used to inform the governor's office on a policy agenda to increase access to good schools.","2016","18 months","http://www.iff.org" "Latino Policy Forum","500000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To advocate for successful implementation of strong teacher preparation policies, and ensure future education policies benefit English language learners.","2016","2 years","http://www.latinopolicyforum.org" "New Schools for Chicago","200000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To help fund a community organizing and public affairs campaign to promote high-quality schools in every neighborhood.","2016","2 years","http://www.newschoolsnow.org/" "Stand for Children Leadership Center","300000","OR","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To improve teacher preparation policies, support the successful implementation of teacher evaluation systems in Illinois and Indiana, and build community support for these reforms.","2016","1 year","http://www.stand.org" "Teach Plus Incorporated","150000","MA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To train effective teachers from high-needs schools to advocate for policy reforms at the state level, specifically around education funding and the Every Student Succeeds Act.","2016","1 year","http://www.teach-plus.org" "The University of Chicago","300000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To continue its study of REACH, Chicago's teacher evaluation system.","2016","18 months","http://www.uchicago.edu" "United Way of Central Indiana Inc.","150000","IN","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To lead a statewide coalition and launch a comprehensive advocacy campaign to increase state funding for high quality preschool in 2017.","2016","1 year","http://www.uwci.org/" "Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities Inc","120000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support its partnership with other leading conservation groups in Michigan to engage business allies to protect the Great Lakes.","2016","2 years","http://www.groundworkcenter.org/" "League of Conservation Voters Education Fund","225000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","For the Invest in the Midwest Project to strengthen the outreach and advocacy capacities of state environmental policy advocates in the region.","2016","1 year","http://www.lcvedfund.org" "Ceres Inc.","350000","MA","Environment","Climate Solutions","To mobilize business leaders and investors to spur the transition to clean energy in the Midwest.","2016","2 years","http://www.ceres.org" "Ecology Center Inc.","240000","MI","Environment","Climate Solutions","To advancing energy efficiency in Michigan through stakeholder engagement and decision maker education.","2016","18 months","http://www.ecocenter.org" "Minneapolis Foundation","200000","MN","Environment","Climate Solutions","To continue support of the RE-AMP Midwest clean energy collaborative, including its energy efficiency working group and energy efficiency rapid response fund.","2016","1 year","http://www.MinneapolisFoundation.org" "Georgetown University","150000","DC","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support the Georgetown Climate Center's work with Midwest states regarding implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan.","2016","2 years","http://www.georgetown.edu" "Clean Wisconsin Inc.","600000","WI","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support its efforts to advance clean energy policy and protect the Great Lakes.","2016","2 years","http://www.cleanwisconsin.org" "Faith in Place","120000","IL","Environment","Climate Solutions","For energy efficiency and carbon pollution policy outreach.","2016","1 year","http://www.faithinplace.org" "Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development Inc.","640000","MN","Environment","Climate Solutions","To accelerate adoption of energy efficiency and reduce carbon pollution through policy interventions in Minnesota and regionally in the Midwest.","2016","2 years","http://www.gpisd.net" "Michigan Environmental Council","1000000","MI","Environment","Climate Solutions","To support its efforts to advance clean energy policy in Michigan and protect the Great Lakes.","2016","30 months","http://www.mecprotects.org" "Bipartisan Policy Center Inc.","250000","DC","Environment","Climate Solutions","For continued support of the Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators group.","2016","1 year","http://bipartisanpolicy.org/" "Natural Resources Defense Council Inc.","800000","NY","Environment","Climate Solutions","To advance investments in energy efficiency and build a clean energy economy in the Great Lakes region.","2016","2 years","http://www.nrdc.org" "Ohio Environmental Council","660000","OH","Environment","Climate Solutions","For continued support of its efforts to leverage state policy to increase energy efficiency in Ohio; and to protect, conserve, and restore Ohio's portion of the Lake Erie basin.","2016","2 years","http://www.theoec.org" "Northeast-Midwest Institute","75000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","To support the work of the NEMWIs Great Lakes Washington Program (GLWP).","2016","1 year","http://www.nemw.org" "Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Inc.","250000","IL","Environment","Great Lakes","To support its Water Program.","2016","2 years","http://www.glslcities.org/" "Center for Neighborhood Technology","250000","IL","Environment","Great Lakes","To support RainReady, an innovative approach to implementing and scaling cost-effective green infrastructure in the Chicago region.","2016","2 years","http://www.cnt.org" "Metropolitan Planning Council","250000","IL","Environment","Great Lakes","To support 'Optimized Water Management and Planning'.","2016","2 years","http://www.metroplanning.org" "National Parks Conservation Association","600000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","To support the Healing Our Waters Coalition and expand the Coalition's communications capacity","2016","2 years","http://www.npca.org" "National Fish and Wildlife Foundation","100000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","To continue support of the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund.","2016","2 years","http://www.nfwf.org" "National Caucus of Environmental Legislators","75000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","To support support the Midwest Environmental Legislators Project.","2016","1 year","http://www.ncel.net" "American Rivers Inc.","25000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","To reduce stormwater pollution in the Western Lake Erie basin.","2016","1 year","http://www.AmericanRivers.org" "Great Lakes Commission","425000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support (1) efforts to prevent invasive species from moving through the Chicago Area Waterways, (2) the Blue Accounting Source Water Initiative, and (3) a regional symposium on the risks associated with crude oil shipments in the Great Lakes.","2016","2 years","http://www.glc.org" "Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust","800000","WI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support efforts to achieve clean water in the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds. Less funding is recommended than requested to encourage SWWT to expand its funding base and to conserve budget","2016","2 years","http://www.swwtwater.org/" "US Water Alliance","50000","DC","Environment","Great Lakes","To develop a policy framework for a new statewide (or multi-state) entity that could raise funds and invest them in strategic, large-scale projects to address nutrients pollution and other water quality issues impacting Americas waterways.","2016","1 year","http://uswateralliance.org/" "Alliance for the Great Lakes","400000","IL","Environment","Great Lakes","To support its efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes.","2016","2 years","http://www.greatlakes.org" "National Wildlife Federation","480000","VA","Environment","Great Lakes","To support its efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes.","2016","2 years","http://www.nwf.org/" "Navy Pier Chicago","100000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To commission site-specific work and public performances by noted African American artist, Nick Cave.","2017","12 months","http://www.navypier.com" "Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund","75000","CA","Democracy","Fair Elections","To conduct public education, community outreach, and litigation to improve minority representation at the local government level in Illinois.","2017","12 months","http://www.maldef.org/" "Stand for Children Leadership Center","300000","OR","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To advocate for teacher preparation policies, and to support the effective implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Illinois and Indiana by building community support for teacher quality policies and other reforms.","2017","12 months","http://www.stand.org" "The Joan Ganz Cooney Center","200000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To introduce its new national agenda for scaling family engagement innovations that use digital tools, and to spur the adoption of these tools in a handful of cities and states.","2017","12 months","http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org" "Education Writers Association","275000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To build the capacity of Great Lakes journalists reporting on education issues, including teacher quality, early childhood education, and postsecondary pathways.","2017","24 months","http://www.ewa.org/" "Education First Consulting","150000","WA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To help craft the state's Every Student Succeeds Act plan, and to provide support for advocates in Illinois and Minnesota.","2017","12 months"," " "The University of Chicago","100000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To help establish the Consortium Investment Council at the Chicago Consortium on School Research, which will provide dependable funding for putting research to work, refreshing the data archive, seeding new studies, and replicating previous studies.","2017","12 months","http://www.uchicago.edu" "National Center for Teacher Residencies","200000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To help integrate its policy, advocacy, communications and research strategies to advance the national movement toward residency-style teacher preparation.","2017","12 months","http://www.nctresidencies.org" "The Surge Institute","100000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Innovation Grants","To help fund a one-year fellowship for emerging education leaders of color, and a research project on the Institute's impact.","2017","12 months","http://www.surgeinstitute.org" "Bank Street College of Education","100000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To complete a research and policy paper on funding sustainability for residency-style teacher preparation programs.","2017","9 months"," " "Education First Consulting","675000","WA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To help facilitate partnerships between teacher training programs and the Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Chicago public school districts to better align teacher supply and demand pipelines in each city.","2017","24 months"," " "Chicago Community Trust","25000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support the operations of Workforce Matters, a national affinity group of workforce development funders, and a project of Chicago Community Trust.","2017","12 months","http://www.cct.org" "States United to Prevent Gun Violence","40000","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For software, communications, technical, and digital support to its network of 31 state gun violence prevention groups.","2017","12 months","http://www.ceasefireusa.org/" "Protect Minnesota","25000","MN","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","To support a director of research and operations, and coalition building in Greater Minnesota.","2017","12 months","http://www.protectmn.org/" "Chicago Community Trust","25000","IL","Incubator Fund"," ","To support the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities.","2017","6 months","http://www.cct.org" "The University of Chicago","200000","IL","Incubator Fund"," ","To support the University of Chicago Crime Lab's development of an early intervention system for the Chicago Police Department.","2017","12 months","http://www.uchicago.edu" "Police Executive Research Forum","200000","DC","Incubator Fund"," ","For leadership development and technical support for the Chicago Police Department.","2017","12 months","http://www.PoliceForum.org" "New York University","140000","NY","Incubator Fund"," ","For its School of Law to support the Policing Project's Chicago Community Engagement Initiative.","2017","6 months","http://www.nyu.edu/" "Advance Illinois","400000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To Advance Illinois (AI) with a specific focus on the teacher quality, college-and-career readiness and early childhood work.","2017","24 months","http://www.advanceillinois.org" "Institute for Nonprofit News","50000","CA","Democracy","Media","To support establishment of Amplify News Midwest-a central news distribution, placement, and collaboration hub to facilitate increased sharing of public interest stories among Midwest nonprofit news sites.","2017","12 months","https://inn.org/" "Friends of Wisconsin Public Television Inc.","75000","WI","Democracy","Media","To support continued development and testing of a new, collaborative, web-based news and information service, WisContext.","2017","12 months"," " "Chicago Dramatists Workshop","20000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support and develop playwrights of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) descent through a two-year residency initiative","2017","12 months","http://www.chicagodramatists.org" "Columbia College Chicago","36000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To cover Columbia College's Glass Curtain Gallery's curation of an exhibition inspired by the respective archives of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Victor Alemn.","2017","12 months","http://www.colum.edu" "The Saint Paul Foundation","150000","MN","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support MSPWin, a Twin Cities workforce development collaborative of twelve grant makers.","2017","12 months","http://saintpaulfoundation.org" "Minneapolis Foundation","175000","MN","Environment","Climate Solutions","For continued support of the RE-AMP Midwest clean energy network, including its energy efficiency rapid response fund.","2017","12 months","http://www.MinneapolisFoundation.org" "Metropolitan Planning Council","50000","IL","Environment","Great Lakes","To advance priorities identified in Our Great Rivers, a vision and action agenda for Chicago's rivers.","2017","12 months","http://www.metroplanning.org" "6018North","25000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support Amanda Williams.","2017","1 year","http://6018north.org" "The Art Institute of Chicago","40000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support the 25th Anniversary of the Black Harvest Film Festival.","2017","1 year","http://www.saic.edu" "Chicago Latino Theater Alliance","30000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To support the establishment of a Latino Theater Festival in Chicago.","2017","1 year","http://www.clata.org/" "Collaboraction Theatre Company","25000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support "Encounter: An Explorative Event Series."","2017","1 year","http://www.collaboraction.org" "Deeply Rooted Productions","35000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","To hire a chief operating officer, expand development staff, and provide staff members with the training necessary to grow and thrive in their roles in the organization.","2017","1 year","http://www.deeplyrootedproductions.org" "Hyde Park Jazz Festival","30000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To initiate a new project titled Back Alley Jazz.","2017","1 year","http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org" "Links Hall","20000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support the incubation of the Art Leaders of Color Network.","2017","1 year","http://www.linkshall.org" "National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture","40000","IL","Culture","Arts Leadership and Workforce","Secure an off-site storage to house and expand NMPRAC's current collection in order to create more exhibitions and educational opportunities.","2017","1 year","http://nmprac.org/" "Puerto Rican Arts Alliance","40000","IL","Culture","Creativity and Cultural Production","To support a Latin Music School.","2017","1 year","http://www.praachicago.org" "threewalls","25000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support the RaD Lab program.","2017","1 year","http://www.three-walls.org/" "United States Artists Inc.","25000","IL","Culture","Arts Access and Participation","To support USA's 2018 Artists Assembly and to fund a landscape study to explore the possibility of hosting a large annual national convening on arts and culture in Chicago.","2017","1 year","http://www.unitedstatesartists.org" "Chicago Votes","150000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support its civic engagement work with young people in Chicago and its management of the NextGen Illinois coalition.","2017","1 year","http://www.ChicagoVotes.com" "Illinois Campaign for Political Reform","25000","IL","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support its research of best practices for the administration of elections in Illinois.","2017","1 year","http://www.ilcampaign.org" "Minnesota Civil Liberties Union Foundation","40000","MN","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support its felon voting rights and voter education project.","2017","1 year","http://www.aclu-mn.org" "The Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt Institute","75000","NY","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support its Great Lakes Growth Initiative focused on increasing young people's engagement in public policy throughout the region.","2017","1 year","http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org" "State Voices","75000","DC","Democracy","Fair Elections","To support its Ohio democracy program focused on voting rights.","2017","1 year","http://www.statevoices.org/" "Chalkbeat","115000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To Chalkbeat in support of its Indiana chapter to cover education issues that affect low-income children in the greater Indianapolis area.","2017","18 months","http://chalkbeat.org/" "The Chicago Public Education Fund","650000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To continue its principal quality work in Chicago Public Schools and to launch a principal quality learning community with at least four other cities.","2017","2 years","http://www.cpef.org/flash.htm" "Education First Consulting, LLC","55000","WA","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To provide technical support to the Illinois P-20 Council and the Illinois State Board of Education to help implement the state's ESSA plan.","2017","7 months","http://education-first.com/" "Educators 4 Excellence","300000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To engage and mobilize teachers and elevate their voice in policy conversations.","2017","1 year","http://www.Educators4Excellence.org" "Minnesota Comeback","115000","MN","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support its Talent and Policy teams and their efforts to ensure high-quality teacher pipeline and teacher development policies.","2017","1 year","http://mncomeback.org/" "National Council on Teacher Quality","200000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Educator Quality","To support its work to strengthen state teacher quality policies through the publication of its State Teacher Policy Yearbook and other policy reports.","2017","1 year","http://www.nctq.org/" "Brandon Roberts + Associates","235000","MD","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support the Working Poor Families Project and state-based workforce policy advocacy.","2017","1 year","http://www.brandonrobertsassociates.com" "Demos","150000","NY","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To conduct research on the accessibility barriers for students at selective public institutions.","2017","1 year","http://www.demos.org/" "Indiana Community Action Association","100000","IN","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To support state-level advocacy on future of work safety net issues.","2017","1 year","http://www.incap.org" "Institute for Higher Education Policy","150000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To identify low-income and minority student trends at Great Lakes public flagship institutions and policies that may be inhibiting increases for those populations.","2017","1 year","http://www.ihep.org" "Massachusetts Institute of Technology","500000","MA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To identify state and federal policies that will help Great Lakes states adapt given changes in artificial intelligence, robotics and digital technologies.","2017","30 months","http://www.mit.edu/" "National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies dba Digital Promise","175000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To increase the usage and effectiveness of adult education technology.","2017","1 year","http://www.digitalpromise.org" "National Vocational Technical Education Foundation dba Center to Advance CTE","250000","MD","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To increase the effectiveness of post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) program review and approval.","2017","2 years","https://careertech.org" "Council of Great Lakes Governors Inc.","48000","IL","Environment","Great Lakes","To support participation by not-for-profit organizations in a review of the Great Lakes Compact Council's decision-making processes.","2017","1 year","http://www.cglg.org" "Council of Michigan Foundations Inc.","75000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support the Great Lakes Funders Collaborative.","2017","3 years","http://www.michiganfoundations.org" "Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice","200000","MI","Environment","Climate Solutions","For state and local climate and energy policy engagement in Michigan.","2017","2 years","http://www.dwej.org" "Environmental Defence Canada Inc.","50000","Ontario","Environment","Great Lakes","To support its efforts to protect the Great Lakes and reduce nutrient loading in Western Lake Erie.","2017","1 year","http://www.environmentaldefence.ca/" "Fresh Energy","540000","MN","Environment","Climate Solutions","For continued support of Midwest Energy News.","2017","3 years","http://www.fresh-energy.org" "Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission","50000","WI","Environment","Great Lakes","To facilitate participation by Tribes and First Nations in the Great Lakes Compact Council's review of its decision-making processes.","2017","1 year","http://www.glifwc.org/" "Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development","150000","SC","Environment","Climate Solutions","For the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Environmental Philanthropy Initiative.","2017","2 years","http://www.packard.org" "Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund","300000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support a water campaign in Michigan.","2017","2 years","http://www.michiganlcvedfund.org" "Michigan United Conservation Clubs","200000","MI","Environment","Great Lakes","To support a coalition of user groups to mobilize the sporting community in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan to call for action on Asian carp.","2017","2 years","http://www.mucc.org/" "Natural Resources Defense Council Inc.","280000","NY","Environment","Great Lakes","To support Great Lakes and water infrastructure advocacy.","2017","2 years","http://www.nrdc.org" "Union of Concerned Scientists Inc.","250000","MA","Environment","Climate Solutions","For its Toward a Sustainable and Equitable Energy Future in the Midwest project.","2017","2 years","http://www.ucsusa.org" "Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence","125000","IL","Gun Violence Prevention","Gun Violence Prevention","For policy education and advocacy to reduce gun violence in Illinois.","2017","6 months","http://ichv.org/" "Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence","500000","CA","Gun Violence Prevention","Gun Violence Prevention","To support state policy research and education, and litigation.","2017","2 years","http://www.smartgunlaws.org" "MomsRising Education Fund","45000","WA","Gun Violence Prevention","Gun Violence Prevention","To support its gun safety program.","2017","1 year","http://www.MomsRising.org" "New Venture Fund","100000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention","Gun Violence Prevention","To support the Fund for a Safer Future.","2017","1 year","http://www.newventurefund.org" "St. Sabina Church dba The Faith Community of St. Sabina","15000","IL","Gun Violence Prevention","Gun Violence Prevention","For the Purpose Over Pain program to provide issue education and support to parents and guardians whose children have been victims of gun violence.","2017","1 year","http://www.stsabina.org" "Violence Policy Center","200000","DC","Gun Violence Prevention","Gun Violence Prevention","For research, public education, and communications in support of effective gun violence prevention policies in the Midwest and across the nation.","2017","1 year","http://www.vpc.org" "New York University","300000","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For a pilot police-community engagement initiative in Chicago.","2017","1 year","http://www.nyu.edu/" "Research Foundation of the City University of New York","300000","NY","Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform","Gun Violence Prevention","For a project at the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College to inform and improve law enforcement discretion in the interests of criminal justice reform.","2017","2 years","http://www.rfcuny.org/RFWebsite/" "Civic Nation","200000","DC","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To increase college-going among recent high school graduates and to promote effective free community college programs.","2017","18 months","http://www.civicnation.org" "ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career","2575000","CA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For College and Career to co-lead with Jobs for the Future Joyce's Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership.","2017","2 years","http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/" "Education Commission of the States","140000","CO","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To develop national policy reports, conduct state policy analyses in the Great Lakes region, and host policy academies to improve STEM dual enrollment and work-based learning policies in our region.","2017","15 months","http://www.ecs.org" "Education Strategy Group","350000","MD","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To partner with the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Education to develop strategies to reduce the need for remedial education when high school graduates reach college.","2017","2 years","http://www.edstrategy.org" "Jobs for the Future","425000","MA","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To co-lead Joyce's Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership in four Great Lakes communities.","2017","2 years","http://www.jff.org/" "Northern Illinois University","425000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","For the Education Systems Center to advance college and career readiness policies in Illinois, and to provide strategic advisement to other Great Lakes states.","2017","2 years","http://www.niu.edu/index.shtml" "Thrive Chicago","100000","IL","Education and Economic Mobility","Pathways","To build a systemic response to "summer melt" in the city of Chicago.","2017","1 year","http://www.thrivechi.org/" "365 Media Foundation Inc.","75000","WI","Special Opportunities"," ","To support its continued growth as a source of news and community engagement for communities of color in South Central Wisconsin.","2017","1 year","http://madison365.org/" "The Aspen Institute Inc.","100000","DC","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To support the Opportunity Youth Investment Fund.","2017","1 year","http://www.aspeninstitute.org" "Chicago Public Media Inc.","250000","IL","Special Opportunities"," ","To (1) provide in-depth reporting coverage of the Illinois statehouse and of regional issues that impact Great Lakes residents and (2) continue a series of personal stories focused on the issue of gun violence in Chicago.","2017","1 year","http://www.chicagopublicmedia.org" "Civic Consulting Alliance","400000","IL","Special Opportunities","Cross-Programmatic Innovations","To provide strategic consulting to the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois in the areas of public safety and education.","2017","2 years","http://www.ccachicago.org/" "Forefront","200000","IL","Special Opportunities","Philanthropic Sector Support","To enhance its public policy and advocacy work and create a new Census 2020 initiative.","2017","2 years","http://www.donorsforum.org" "New Venture Fund","100000","DC","Special Opportunities","One-Time","To support its 2020 Census Initiative, which seeks a full and accurate count of the US population in the 2020 US Census.","2017","1 year","http://www.newventurefund.org" "PolicyLink","50000","CA","Special Opportunities","One-Time","To support the Equity Summit 2018: Persist, Resist, Innovate to take place in Chicago in April 2018.","2017","1 year","http://www.policylink.org" "World Business Chicago","100000","IL","Special Opportunities","One-Time","For the North American Mayors' Summit on Climate.","2017","1 year","http://www.worldbusinesschicago.com" "Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History","50000","MI","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from jessica Care moore.","2017","1 year","https://thewright.org/" "Ordway Center for the Performing Arts","50000","MN","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Rosy Simas.","2017","1 year","https://ordway.org/" "Cedar Cultural Center","50000","MN","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Aar Maanta.","2017","1 year","https://www.thecedar.org/" "Links Hall","50000","IL","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Onye Ozuzu.","2017","1 year","http://www.linkshall.org/" "Free Street Theater","50000","IL","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Ricardo Gamboa.","2016","1 year","http://freestreet.org/" "Old Town School of Folk Music","50000","IL","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Ernest Dawkins and Rahul Sharma.","2016","1 year","https://www.oldtownschool.org/" "Cuyahoga Community College","50000","OH","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Terence Blanchard.","2016","1 year","http://www.tri-c.edu/" "Minnesota Center for Book Arts","50000","MN","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.","2016","1 year","http://www.mnbookarts.org/" "The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University","50000","MN","Culture","Joyce Awards","To commission new work from Ananya Chatterjea.","2016","1 year","http://oshag.stkate.edu/"