Grants Made in Chicago by MacArthur Foundation in 2015

MacArthur Foundation Chicago Grantee Organizations in 2015

Name of Organization Year Granted Grant amount Topic Location Race of Community Served
137 Films 2015 $5,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
3Arts Inc. 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
A Red Orchid Theatre 2015 $200,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
About Face Theatre 2015 $40,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Albany Park Theater Project 2015 $435,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
American Blues Theater 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
American Theater Company 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Art Works Projects for Human Rights 2015 $50,000.00 Art and Social Justice Central White
Arts and Business Council of Chicago 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians 2015 $5,000.00 Arts and Culture South Black
Bella Voce 2015 $5,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Beverly Art Center 2015 $40,000.00 Arts and Culture South White
Blair Thomas & Co 2015 $161,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 2015 $450,000.00 International Peace & Security, Peace & Security South White
Cedille Chicago NFP 2015 $32,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Chicago Architecture Foundation 2015 $50,000.00 Arts & Culture in Chicago Central White
Chicago Art Department 2015 $350,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Chicago Artists Coalition 2015 $34,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Chicago Children’s Theatre 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Chicago Chorale 2015 $7,000.00 Arts and Culture South White
Chicago Collections Consortium 2015 $8,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Chicago Community Foundation 2015 $1,150,000.00 Community Development Central White
Chicago Community Loan Fund 2015 $400,000.00 Community Development Central White
Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2015 $850,000.00 Policy Central White
Chicago Council on Science and Technology 2015 $75,000.00 Science and Technology South White
Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2015 $12,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Chicago Dancing Company 2015 $20,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Chicago Film Archives 2015 $200,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Chicago Filmmakers 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Chicago Human Rhythm Project 2015 $45,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Chicago Humanities Festival 2015 $25,000.00 Culture Central White
Chicago Independent Radio Project 2015 $12,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Chicago International Charter School 2015 $300,000.00 Education West White
Chicago International Movies and Music Festival 2015 $31,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic 2015 $425,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Chicago Moving Company 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Chicago Opera Theater 2015 $800,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program 2015 $50,000.00 Education Central Black
Chicago Public Art Group 2015 $20,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Chicago Rehab Network 2015 $100,000.00 Housing Central White
Chicago Sinfonietta 2015 $887,500.00 Arts and Culture Central Asian
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Children First Fund 2015 $300,000.00 Education Central White
City Colleges of Chicago 2015 $262,500.00 Education Central  
Civitas Ensemble 2015 $11,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Collaboraction 2015 $15,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago 2015 $8,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Collective Shift 2015 $25,000,000.00 Community Development Central White
Columbia College (The Dance Center of Columbia College) 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Community Film Workshop of Chicago 2015 $9,000.00 Arts and Culture South Black
Community Investment Corporation 2015 $850,000.00 Social Justice Central White
Community Renewal Society, Catalyst 2015 $25,000.00 Social Justice Central White
Community Renewal Society, Chicago Reporter 2015 $500,000.00 Social Justice Central White
Congo Square Theatre Company 2015 $16,000.00 Arts and Culture North Black
Creative Partners 2015 $275,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
DePaul University 2015 $1,620,000.00 Education North White
DePaul University, College of Law 2015 $350,000.00 Education Central White
DuSable Museum of African American History 2015 $157,500.00 Culture South Black
Eighth Blackbird Performing Arts Association 2015 $435,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Elastic Arts Foundation 2015 $9,000.00 Arts and Culture West Black
Elevate Energy 2015 $250,000.00 Environment West White
Ensemble Espanol 2015 $20,000.00 Arts and Culture North Latino
Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest 2015 $1,500,000.00 Environmental Policy Central White
Erasing the Distance 2015 $11,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Executive Service Corps of Chicago 2015 $50,000.00 Consulting Central White
Field Museum 2015 $250,000.00 Culture Central White
Filter Photo 2015 $8,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Fulcrum Point New Music Project 2015 $14,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Gilloury Institute 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central Asian
Global Girls 2015 $50,000.00 Arts and Culture South Black
Global Philanthropy Partnership 2015 $500,000.00 Philanthropic Community Investment North White
Grant Park Orchestral AssociationGrant Park Music Festival 2015 $75,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Griffin Theatre Company 2015 $16,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Gus Giordanos Jazz Dance Chicago Inc 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Harris Theater for Music and Dance 2015 $264,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Heaven Gallery 2015 $4,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
High Concept Laboratories 2015 $8,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Hothouse 2015 $10,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
House Theatre of Chicago 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Hyde Park Art Center 2015 $405,000.00 Arts and Culture South White
Illinois Arts Alliance 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Illinois Institute of Technology, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions 2015 $200,000 Research South White
International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago 2015 $85,000.00 Arts and Culture Central Latino
Jazz Institute of Chicago 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
John Howard Association 2015 $175,000 Criminal Justice Central White
Kartemquin Films 2015 $541,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Latitude Inc 2015 $8,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
League of Chicago Theatres Foundation 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Lifeline Productions Inc. 2015 $40,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Links Hall 2015 $240,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Live the Spirit Residency 2015 $7,000.00 Arts and Culture South Black
Lookingglass Theatre Company 2015 $1,262,500.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Loyola University of Chicago 2015 $325,000.00 Education North White
Mac Services 2015 $2,500,000.00   Central White
MAKE Literary Productions 2015 $6,450.00 Arts and Culture West White
Metropolis Strategies 2015 $175,000.00 Planning and Development Central White
Metropolitan Planning Council 2015 $250,000.00 Planning and Development Central White
Millennium Park Foundation 2015 $175,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago 2015 $55,000.00 Arts and Culture South Black
Music of the Baroque 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial 2015 $14,000.00 Arts and Culture North Asian
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) 2015 $407,000.00 Research Central White
National Veterans Art Museum 2015 $12,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Natya Dance Theatre 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture Central Asian
Northwestern University Settlement 2015 $27,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Paper Machete 2015 $4,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Passive House Institute 2015 $200,000.00 Environment Central White
Pegasus Theatre Chicago 2015 $13,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
People’s Music School Inc 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture North Asian
PianoForte Foundations 2015 $7,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Pivot Arts 2015 $5,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Prince Foundation/Prince Charitable Trusts 2015 $200,000.00 Philanthropic Community Investment Central White
Project& 2015 $100,000.00 Arts West White
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture West Latino
Raven Theatre Company 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Recipe for Change 2015 $50,000.00 Social Justice: Employment West White
Redmoon Theater 2015 $102,500.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company 2015 $40,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture South White
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 2015 $300,000.00 Philanthropic Community Investment Central White
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble 2015 $15,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Robert R. McCormick Foundation 2015 $300,000.00 Philanthropic Community Investment Central White
Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral 2015 $20,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Ruth Page Foundation 2015 $80,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law 2015 $745,000.00 Legal Aid Central White
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center 2015 $8,000.00 Arts and Culture West Latino
Shattered Globe 2015 $12,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Silk Road Rising 2015 $50,000.00 Arts and Culture Central Asian
Sones de Mexico Ensemble 2015 $11,000.00 Arts and Culture North Latino
South Side Community Art Center 2015 $14,000.00 Arts and Culture South Black
Southside Projections 2015 $3,000.00 Arts and Culture South Black
Spektral Quartet 2015 $9,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County 2015 $150,000.00 Legal Aid Central White
Street-Level Youth Media 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
Swedish American Museum Association of Chicago 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
The Art Institute of Chicago (Gene Siskel Film Center) 2015 $35,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
The Chicago Philharmonic Society 2015 $30,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
The Hypocrites 2015 $217,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Theater Wit NFP 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
Third Coast International Audio Festival 2015 $200,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Third Coast Percussion 2015 $15,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
ThreeWalls 2015 $11,000.00 Arts and Culture West White
TimeLine Theatre Company 2015 $667,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
University of Chicago, Computation Institute 2015 $500,000.00 Research South White
University of Chicago, Crime Lab 2015 $500,000.00 Research South White
University of Chicago, Dept. of Economics 2015 $700,000.00 Research South White
University of Chicago, Dept. of Political Science 2015 $500,000.00 Research South White
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy 2015 $400,000.00 Research South White
University of Chicago, Institute of Politics 2015 $68,000.00 Research South White
Urban Gateways 2015 $262,500.00 Arts and Culture Central White
Victory Gardens Theater 2015 $262,500.00 Arts and Culture North White
Visceral Dance Chicago 2015 $8,000.00 Arts and Culture North White
World Business Chicago 2015 $400,000.00 Research Central White
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights 2015 $250,000.00 Migration, Migration/Immigration South White
Young Chicago Authors 2015 $655,000.00 Arts and Culture West White

2015 Grantee Information Taken from MacArthur Foundation’s Website

 

6 thoughts on “Grants Made in Chicago by MacArthur Foundation in 2015

  • You are SO on it, Phil Jackson! Digging out that info was a lot of work but it demonstrates what we know from experience is true. The lack of support for community-based organizations, whether black-led or white-led, is shameful. My organization, based in North Lawndale, has also never received a grant from MacArthur despite having done excellent work with youth for 30 years.

  • Mr. Jackson this is a very helpful analysis.Is there a list of all Black led organizations that applied? Or do you know from your relationships how many have applied.I think many of the Black led organizations that have survived have given up. This is true not only fro MacArthur but for other significant foundations in the city of Chicago.I would be interested in pulling together Black led org to see if we could get all of them or most to apply to the Big Mac.

  • It is always awesome to hear Truth speak to power. Often Truth is ignored and seldom is it recognized. Phillip Jackson has shined light on one of the many hidden truths of disparity that exists for Black individuals, Families and Organizations headed by African Americans. We must join Mr. Jackson in speaking truth to those in power no matter what nationality or race is holding the power. In the end though the solution must come from those who are tired of being ignored and disrespected by so many people outside of their community. When African Americans finally wake up and build once again their own economic engine that’s serves their communities and their best interest, we will no longer have to worry about what someone else did not do for us.

    Thank you Mr. Jackson for your courage, and dedication.

  • Thanks, Phillip and Black Star Project. It would interesting to see a time-line as to when these checks were written to allllllllllllllllllllllllllllll of the organizations (but the Black community) receiving the allllllllllllllllllllllllllllll of that money!

  • Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together.

    I once again find myself spending way too much time
    both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

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