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To make a grant of $50,000 to Serendipity Theatre Co. to support development of a mission-aligned earned income program.
Oct 20, 2017
$50,000.00
Theater :
Steep Theatre Company
To make a grant of $45,000 to STEEP THEATRE COMPANY to support efforts to test a new cabaret space concept designed to generate earned revenue, advance artistic mission, and engage new audiences. Payment of this grant is contingent upon submission of evidence of Steep Theatre Company providing evidence of raising $170,000 needed for building updates by June 1, 2018.
Oct 20, 2017
$45,000.00
To make a grant of $50,000 to Gilloury Institute Silk Road Rising to support an effort to build the capacity of Chicago theaters to present work by Asian American and Middle Eastern American playwrights.
Oct 20, 2017
$50,000.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to to support the unification of its two websites into one comprehensive site.
Sep 14, 2017
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to PIVEN THEATRE WORKSHOP to support its marketing plan to increase attendance at its school and professional performances. Payment of this grant is contingent on submission and approval of the FY16 audit by December 31, 2017.
Sep 14, 2017
$16,500.00
Theater :
League of Chicago Theatres Foundation
To make a grant of $16,500 to LEAGUE OF CHICAGO THEATRES FOUNDATION to support strategic planning. Payment of this grant is contingent upon submission and approval of a consultant work plan by March 1, 2018.
Sep 14, 2017
$0.00
Literary Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to to support website upgrades.
Sep 14, 2017
$16,500.00
Visual Arts :
To make a grant of $10,975 to THE CHICAGO MOSAIC SCHOOL to support development and implementation of a marketing plan.
Sep 14, 2017
$10,975.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to CHICAGO INDEPENDENT RADIO PROJECT to support of a strategic planning process.
Sep 14, 2017
$16,500.00
Theater :
To make a grant of $16,500 to NIGHTBLUE THEATER to support the creation and testing of audience development strategies.
Jun 14, 2017
$16,500.00
Dance :
To make a grant of $16,500 to HEDWIG DANCES INC to support marketing research and planning.
Jun 14, 2017
$16,500.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
Lawyers for the Creative Arts
To make a grant of $8,000 to LAWYERS FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS to support implementation of its new database system.
Jun 14, 2017
$8,000.00
Dance :
Cerqua Rivera Art Experience
To make a grant of $7,500 to CERQUA RIVERA ART EXPERIENCE to support creation of new marketing strategies.
Jun 14, 2017
$7,500.00
Theater :
About Face Theatre Collective
To make a grant of $16,280 to ABOUT FACE THEATRE COLLECTIVE to support its leadership transition process.
Jun 14, 2017
$16,280.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
Maywood Fine Arts Association
To make a grant of $13,200 to MAYWOOD FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION to support phase two of board leadership development.
Jun 14, 2017
$13,200.00
To make a grant of $9,350 to RIVENDELL THEATRE ENSEMBLE to support board development efforts.
Jun 14, 2017
$9,350.00
Dance :
Chicago Dancemakers Forum
To make a grant of $7,600 to Chicago Dancemakers Forum to support development of a new brand identity.
Jun 14, 2017
$7,600.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to NATYA DANCE THEATRE to support the second phase of its new website development.
Jun 14, 2017
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to ACRE to support its website and content management system upgrades.
Jun 14, 2017
$16,500.00
Visual Arts :
To make a grant of $13,200 to PROJECT ONWARD to support development of a new database system.
Jun 14, 2017
$13,200.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
To make a grant of $12,100 to CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE to support its evaluation of Inherit Chicago.
Mar 09, 2017
$12,100.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to FORWARD MOMENTUM CHICAGO NFP in support of fundraising counsel.
Mar 09, 2017
$16,500.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to CHICAGO ARTISTS COALITION in support of capital campaign counsel.
Mar 09, 2017
$16,500.00
Dance :
Chicago Tap Theatre
To make a grant of $12,100 to CHICAGO TAP THEATRE NFP to support its strategic plan
Mar 09, 2017
$12,100.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to ILLINOIS ARTS ALLIANCE in support of Mem-Brain: A Collective Process for Organizational Transformation and Member Engagement.
Mar 09, 2017
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $11,000 to MUDLARK THEATER COMPANY to support its strategic plan.
Mar 09, 2017
$11,000.00
Music :
To make a grant of $16,500 to CHICAGO CHORALE to support its strategic planning process
Mar 09, 2017
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $9,900 to ACCESS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC to support a strategic and succession planning process.
Mar 09, 2017
$9,900.00
Visual Arts :
Threewalls
To make a grant of $16,500 to THREEWALLS in support of a new brand identity.
Mar 09, 2017
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $15,400 to Zephyr Dance Ensemble in support of development of a business plan.
Mar 09, 2017
$15,400.00
Cultural Museum :
To make a grant of $13,200 to NATIONAL VETERANS ART MUSEUM to support its fundraising plan.
Mar 09, 2017
$13,200.00
Theater :
To make a grant of $13,200 to RAVEN THEATRE COMPANY in support of the creation of a fund development plan.
Mar 09, 2017
$13,200.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY in support of individual donor development plans and other fund development strategies.
Mar 09, 2017
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $12,100 to Fifth House Ensemble to support its strategic plan.
Dec 14, 2016
$12,100.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
To make a grant of $13,100 to High Concept Laboratories to support of a development of a six-month fundraising plan and website updates.
Dec 14, 2016
$13,100.00
To make a grant of $11,000 to International Music Foundation to support its website development and database integration.
Dec 14, 2016
$11,000.00
Dance :
Kuumba Lynx
To make a grant of $16,500 to Kuumba Lynx to support its implementation and testing of new marketing strategies.
Dec 14, 2016
$16,500.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
Snow City Arts Foundation
To make a grant of $13,200 to Snow City Arts Foundation to support its implementation of a recently created marketing plan.
Dec 14, 2016
$13,200.00
To make a grant of $8,800 to A Red Orchid Theatre to support its audience development and communications plan.
Dec 14, 2016
$8,800.00
Visual Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to Art Works Projects to support its individual donor giving strategy.
Dec 14, 2016
$16,500.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to Arts & Business Council Of Chicago to support an effort to develop collaborative programming among the three ArtCore partners.
Dec 14, 2016
$16,500.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to Chicago Artists Coalition to support the second phase of a feasibility study.
Dec 14, 2016
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $14,300 to Experimental Sound Studio to support its organizational assessment and management and operational plan.
Dec 14, 2016
$14,300.00
Theater :
The Hypocrites
To make a two-year grant of $40,000 to The Hypocrites to support an effort to leverage its large Millennial audience into entry-level donors. Payment of the second year of this grant is contingent upon submission of a satisfactory progress report for the first year of the grant by November 1, 2017.
Oct 25, 2016
$40,000.00
Theater :
To make a two year grant of $50,000 to Halcyon Theatre to support the development of a system for analyzing the impact of aesthetic and venue location on audience experience, in order to make future growth decisions. The first payment is contingent upon submission of approved updated organizational outcomes for the project by April 1, 2017. Payment of the second year of this grant is contingent upon submission of a satisfactory progress report for the first year by November 1, 2017.
Oct 25, 2016
$50,000.00
To make a grant of $50,000 to Lucky Plush Productions in support of an effort to more effectively and efficiently manage and get value from volunteers. Payment of the second year of this grant is contingent upon submission of a satisfactory progress report for the first year of this grant by November 1, 2017.
Oct 25, 2016
$50,000.00
Theater :
League of Chicago Theatres Foundation
To make a two-year grant of $50,000 to League of Chicago Theatres Foundation in support of testing the best use of a mobile theater promotion truck - or pageant wagon - to promote Chicago theater and build new audiences. The first payment of this grant is contingent upon submission of evidence that a truck has been purchased and approval of a marketing consultant plan. Payment of the second year of this grant is contingent upon submission of a satisfactory progress report for the first year of the grant by November 1, 2017.
Oct 25, 2016
$50,000.00
Organizational stabilization plan
Sep 30, 2016
$9,350.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to Gilloury Institute Silk Road Rising in support of the development of a major gifts program.
Sep 22, 2016
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $12,700 to Lucky Plush Productions in support of a strategic operating plan.
Sep 22, 2016
$12,700.00

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