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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
To make a grant of $16,500 to Nightblue Theater in support of a new communications tools, including a new website.
Sep 22, 2016
$16,500.00
Visual Arts :
Open Studio Project
To make a grant of $14,000 to Open Studio Project in support of an organizational assessment and creation of a new strategic direction.
Sep 22, 2016
$14,000.00
To make a grant of $11,800 to Sideshow Theatre Company in support of an effort improve marketing strategies.
Sep 22, 2016
$11,800.00
To make a grant of $7,920 to Tellin Tales Theatre in support of board development.
Sep 22, 2016
$7,920.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to The National Museum Of Puerto Rican Arts And Culture in support of an audience development and marketing plan.
Sep 22, 2016
$16,500.00
Media Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to True Star Foundation in support of website development.
Sep 22, 2016
$16,500.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to Voice Of The City in support of phase three of an organizational redesign process.
Sep 22, 2016
$16,500.00
Visual Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to Art Encounter to support its strategic plan.
Sep 22, 2016
$16,500.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
To make a grant of $16,500 to Chicago Artists Coalition to support a feasibility study to assess readiness to launch a campaign to fund a physical move and develop cash reserves.
Sep 22, 2016
$16,500.00
To make a grant of $16,500 to Danceworks Chicago to support its market research and planning.
Sep 22, 2016
$16,500.00
Other :
Peer Skills Share
Apr 01, 2016
$15,000.00
Music :
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Database system upgrade
Mar 01, 2016
$14,850.00
Strategic plan
Mar 01, 2016
$14,162.00
New database
Mar 01, 2016
$16,500.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
Enrich Evanston
Diversity training for Enrich Evanston organizational members
Mar 01, 2016
$14,675.00
Theater :
Imagination Theatre
Marketing strategy and implementation coaching
Mar 01, 2016
$11,000.00
Fundraising plan
Mar 01, 2016
$16,500.00
Visual Arts :
Threewalls
Business plan
Mar 01, 2016
$13,200.00
Dance :
Financial management
Mar 01, 2016
$4,950.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
Maywood Fine Arts Association
Board development
Mar 01, 2016
$10,000.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
Phase II of a corporate sponsorship program
Mar 01, 2016
$16,500.00
Website upgrade and redesign
Mar 01, 2016
$5,250.00
Board development and training
Dec 14, 2015
$11,850.00
Theater :
The Hypocrites
New database system
Dec 14, 2015
$5,573.00
Dance :
New website
Dec 14, 2015
$16,500.00
Explore merger with Rush Hour Concerts
Dec 14, 2015
$13,750.00
Multi-Disciplinary Arts :
Board development
Dec 14, 2015
$15,500.00
Citywide Dance Marketing Initiative
Dec 14, 2015
$16,500.00
Dance :
The Art-Full Marketing Initiative
Dec 14, 2015
$8,470.00
Dance :
Chicago Dancemakers Forum
New mission statement
Dec 14, 2015
$8,580.00
Website development
Dec 11, 2015
$7,471.00
Music :
West Point School of Music
Fundraising plan and fundraising training for board and staff
Sep 25, 2015
$12,100.00
Visual Arts :
The Arts of Life
Board development.
Sep 25, 2015
$16,500.00

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