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2013 and 2014 Grants

LoganFoundation

Social Justice, Scholarship, the Arts and Investigative Journalism

3Arts, Chicago, IL

$40,000 to support and name a 3Arts Award in 2015 and for general support. 3Arts advocates for Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts. (Arts)

100Reporters, Washington, D.C.

$50,000 for the inaugural Investigative Film Festival & Symposium in Washington, DC (Investigative Journalism)

Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically, Alexandria, VA

$5,000 for general support (Social Justice)

AllDigitocracy, Washington, D.C.

$15,000 to help match a Ford Foundation grant (Investigative Journalism)

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, Chicago, IL

$10,000 for disaster relief (Social Justice)

Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

$50,000 for each of three years to support the annual National Arts Action Summit in 2016, 2017, and 2018(Arts)

Arts Alliance Illinois, Chicago, IL

$10,000 to support 10 scholarships to attend the bi-annual One State Conference (Arts)

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Washington, D.C.

$25,000 for each of three years to support AVODAH’s DC corps members and the ongoing engagement and training of alumni (Social Justice)

Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, CA

$60,000 for each of three years to help bring local students in to see performances (Arts)

B.I.G. Baseball Academy, Chicago, IL

$5,000 for general support (Social Justice)

Bona Fide Films (Becket Films), Ojai, CA

$40,000 for the documentary film “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” (Journalism)

Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (Press Pass TV), Boston, MA

$20,000 for compensation of reporters, data contractors and administrative costs (Investigative Journalism)

Boston University, Boston, MA

$23,000 to study the feasibility of creating a new platform for analyzing news surrounding the presidential campaign (Investigative Journalism)

Boston University College of Communication, Boston, MA

$163,000 to support the building and testing of a new website that analyzes the policy positions of presidential candidates, and that invites visitors to the website to participate in this analysis (Investigative Journalism)

Bristol Cable, Bristol, UK

$60,000 to NEO Philanthropy for each of two years to support expansion of community news; provided by NEO to Bristol Cable (Journalism)

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London, U.K.

$100,000 to NEO Philanthropy for each of 3 years ($300,000 total) to support expansion of investigative journalism; provided by NEO to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism for support during a period of expansion (Journalism)

Capital Fringe, Washington, DC.

$700,000 for general support of the annual Fringe Festival and related activities.
$5,000 to develop a public art project using smart meters (Arts)

Carey Institute for Global Good, Rensselaerville, NY

$100,000 for a 1:1 challenge grant to support the Carey Institute Nonfiction Residency. (Investigative Journalism)

Carpenter's Shelter, Alexandria, VA

$5,000 for their work with homeless and formerly homeless children and adults (Social Justice)

Center for Climate Protection, Santa Rosa, CA

$143,800 to support the launch of the Clean Power Exchange (Social Justice)

Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC

$100,000 for each of 3 years ($300,000 total) to establish the biennial CDS Documentary Forum. (Arts)

Center for Investigative Reporting, Berkeley, CA

$1,000,000 for the creation and production of "Reveal" radio. (Investigative Journalism)

Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C

$10,000 for their reporting on political financing of the 2016 presidential election (Investigative Journalism)

Center for the Study of Responsive Law, Washington, D.C.

$75,000 to support the work of Bill Curry: $50,000 as an outright grant plus a $25,000 challenge grant. (Journalism)

Centre for Investigative Journalism, London, England

$515,000 to NEO Philanthropy to support the annual Logan Symposium London; provided by NEO to the Centre for Investigative Journalism. (Investigative Journalism)

Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, Chicago, IL

$10,000 to purchase 22 tablets for people who are, or have been, homeless and who are also members of the Lived Experience Commission (Social Justice)

Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago, IL

$1,000 to support the Chicago book tour of Lynda Lowery and Susan Buckley
$5,000 for the 100% Project (Social Justice)

Chicago Hopes for Kids, Chicago, IL

$50,000 to provide after-school tutoring in homeless shelters (Social Justice)

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chicago, IL

$35,000 to help bring to Chicago 40 Cuban music students for a joint concert with the Jazz Philharmonic (Arts)

Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Chicago, IL

$2,500 to expand the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program (Social Justice)

Children First Fund, Chicago, IL

$20,000 for winter coats, school uniforms and school supplies, etc., for homeless and low-income Chicago Public School students (Social Justice)

Children's Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA

$2,000 for general support (Arts)

COLAGE, Seattle, WA

$100,000 for each of three years: $50,000 as an outright for general support and $50,000 as a challenge grant (Social Justice)

Community Health, Chicago, IL

$200,000 for each of 3 years for general support of its 2 free health centers (Social Justice)

Community Lodgings, Alexandria, VA

$5,000 for general support of their Transitional Housing, Affordable Housing and Youth & Adult Education Programs (Social Justice)

Confront News / newsPeeks, Coventry, UK

$62,000 for development of a news program aimed at youth (Journalism)

Critical Exposure, Washington, DC.

$100,000 for each of three years for general support with the goal of expanding programming into Wards 7 and 8 of Washington, DC. Critical Exposure teaches high school students to use photography to advocate for change within their schools and communities. (Social Justice)

East Mission Initiatives, Inc., San Francisco, CA

$51,500 for general support of hackEDU (Social Justice)

Embarc Chicago, Chicago, IL

$50,000 to train two teachers and involve 50 more students in an experience-based learning program for low-income high school students. (Social Justice)

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.

$25,000 for each of three years for the Opening Night Screenings and Launch Parties; $25,000 for each of three years to present an annual series of high-impact screenings and panels; plus $25,000 for one year to build programming capacity. (Arts)

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT

$30,000 for each of two years to support the National Critics Institute, for the training of arts critics and reporters. (Arts)

Experimental Station - Invisible Institute, Chicago, IL

$500,000 over three years (a $250,000 grant in 2015, a $150,000 1:1 matching grant in 2016, and a $100,000 1:1 matching grant in 2017) for general support of investigative reporting in Chicago. (Investigative Journalism)

Fair Warning, Encino, CA

$50,000 for general support to advance their mission of producing strong watchdog journalism in the public interest (Journalism)

First Amendment Coalition, San Rafael, CA

$100,000 challenge grant for general support (Journalism)

Forward Momentum Chicago, Chicago, IL

$1,500 in order to purchase tights, leotards, and skirts for 50 girls to uniformly outfit them for their end-of-the-year performances
A 2-year challenge grant of $32,500 each year to support the salary of the new position of Marketing Manager (Arts)

FotoDC, Washington, DC

$50,000 for each of three years: $25,000 for the opening reception for the annual FotoWeekDC exhibition; and $25,000 for the Foto Talks education program. (Journalism)

Free Speech Fear Free, London, UK

$66,500 to NEO Philanthropy to support post production and distribution of a documentary film about free speech by 20-year-old filmmaker Tarquin Ramsay; provided by NEO to the Centre for Investigative Journalism to support Free Speech Fear Free. (Arts)

Free Street Theater, Chicago, IL

$40,000 to support the 2015-16 season and to make improvements to the performance space (Arts)

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC

$25,000 for each of three years for The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award. (Arts)

Fund for Investigative Journalism, Washington, D.C.

$85,000 to support investigative reporting projects around the world (Journalism)

Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA

$299,395 for the Middle School Matters anti-bullying program (Social Justice)

Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

$5,000 to help repair the “Por Vida” mural (Arts)

Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

$64,760 for each of three years to help engage and increase Latino audiences for the Film Center (Arts)

Global Investigative Journalism Network, Oakland, CA

$25,000 for general support to aid in their expansion. (Journalism)

Grantmakers in the Arts, Seattle, WA

$2,000 to support a capitalization workshop in Chicago (Arts)

Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago, IL

$10,000 for general support (Social Justice)

Growing Home, Chicago, IL

$25,000 to provide computers for staff and participants in a job-training program (Social Justice)

Hack Club (formerly known as HackEDU), San Francisco, CA

$75,000 for expansion of computer coding clubs in high schools(Social Justice)

Hot House, Chicago, IL

$6,000 to support the 2nd annual Old and New Dreams Festival of jazz and world music (Arts)

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

$175,000: $75,000 for the Creative Wing; and $100,000 for new programming in the Creative Wing. (Arts)

Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Chicago, IL

$6,000 to support its benefit event (Arts)

inewsource, San Diego, CA

$100,000 for each of 3 years ($300,000 total) for general support of its in-depth, investigative journalism (Journalism)

inSIGHT Through Education, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

$25,000 for each of three years for high school students to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Social Justice)

Institute for the Next Jewish Future, Chicago, IL

$5,000 for a challenge grant for Jewish U Chicago, an organization that works with Jewish students at the University of Chicago. (Social Justice)

Investigative Reporting Program of the University of California Berkley School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA

$1 million for each of 2 years ($2 million total) to boost infrastructure and create a fund to support their own reporting , $25,000 to repurpose the Macau reporting and footage
$250,000 for general support and for the 9th annual Reva & David Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting. (Journalism)

Investigative Reporting Workshop, Washington, D.C.

$300,000 for each of three years to support the creation of the Public Accountability Data System (Journalism)

Invisible Institute (Experimental Station), Chicago, IL

$100,000 for further development and launch of a database with records of reports of police misconduct (Investigative Journalism)

Kartemquin Films, Chicago, IL

$50,000 to support outreach for the documentary film “Saving Mes Aynak” (Social Justice)

Khecari Dance Company, Chicago, IL

$25,000 for a matching grant to support their upcoming production of The Cronus Land. $25,000 for “Pales Real”. (Arts)

Kids in Danger, Chicago, IL

$25,000 for general operations: $15,000 as an outright grant; $10,000 as a challenge grant (Social Justice)

Kovno Communications, Berkeley, CA

$50,000 to help underwrite the costs of the outreach campaign in the United States and South Africa for the documentary film, “Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa.”
$198,000 to support completion of the documentary film “Agents of Change”(Social Justice)

KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio (Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation), Santa Fe, New Mexico

$50,000 matching grant to secure new foundation funding
$30,000 to general support KSFR 101.1 FM (Journalism)

Kuumba Lynx, Chicago, IL

$50,000 for each of three years to fund a new administrative staff position at an Arts Education and Youth Development organization. (Arts)

KV265, Chicago, IL

$5,000 for the production of their latest Science and Symphony film, “The Universe at an Exhibition” (Arts)

La Casa Norte, Chicago, IL

$50,000 to support the Casa Corazon Program, which provides emergency overnight beds for homeless youth (Social Justice)

Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Chicago, IL

$150,000 for each of 2 years for its Foster Care Program and an additional $150,000 in honor of their 150th anniversary year (Social Justice)

Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

$2,000 to cover the cost of supplies for photography students for one year (Art)

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

$85,500: $65,000 to support Maria Schneider in residency and to commission her to compose a new jazz work; $20,500 to support 2 jazz artists in residence at the Library researching the jazz collections.
$160,000 to be used over 3 seasons to support commissions of new work, the presentation of concerts and to support jazz artists in residence at the Library researching the jazz collections (Arts)

Los Cenzontles, San Pablo, CA

$200,000 for the Roots of Resilience project (Arts)

Mosaic Theater of DC, Washington DC

$250,000 for a challenge grant for general support of the company’s inaugural season. (Arts)

National Coalition Against Censorship, New York, NY

$100,000 for each of three years to support the launch of a new initiative to combat art censorship by hiring a full-time Arts Advocacy Project Program Associate. (Social Justice)

New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA

$200,000 challenge grant for the Regional Dance Development Initiative: $50,000 as an outright grant and a $150,000 as a challenge grant. (Arts)

New York Public Radio, New York, NY

$50,000 to support finishing, marketing and outreach costs for the documentary film "The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith". (Arts)

Not in Our Town (The Working Group), Oakland, CA

$500,000 for general support of their effective anti-hate work.
$2,500 to hire a funding consulting firm to focus on major donor cultivation (Social Justice)

Ohio University, Athens, OH

$20,000 for the Tyler Weymouth Memorial Scholarship (Scholarship)

Options for Youth, Chicago, IL

$10,000 for the Subsequent Pregnancy Program (Social Justice)

Oracle Theater, Chicago, IL

$15,000 for the main stage premiere of “This House Believes The American Dream is at the Expense of the American Negro.” (Arts)

ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, San Francisco, CA

$100,000 to support the Refugee Protection Fellowship and Internship Program (Social Justice)

Our Family Coalition, San Francisco, CA

$240,000 for general support, which includes a $50,000 challenge grant (Social Justice)

Project&, Chicago, IL

$50,000 for each of three years for general support of their transformative arts programming. (Arts).

Project RETURN, Milwaukee, WI

$20,000 to underwrite the annual gala, for general support, and for the Community Engagement and Public Discussions (Social Justice)

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL

$80,000 for each of three years to support the new staff position of Community Arts Program Manager.
$93,725 to continue the matinee programming for local public schools; $73,375 for the Jazz at the Logan Series and youth education programs; and $10,000 to work with the Hyde Park Jazz Festival Story Share Project to capture the oral histories of jazz legends Joe Segal and Bob Koester
$50,000 for each of three years for the Rapid Response Fund, to allow the Logan Center to respond in a timely fashion to new program opportunities
$15,000 to assess the cost to light, install, and secure twenty Matisse prints from the Foundation that will be displayed in the Logan Center (Arts)

Rhodes College in Memphis, TN

$50,000 to support work with the Withers Museum and Gallery to preserve and digitize the archive of photographer Ernest Withers (Arts)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Chicago, IL

$15,000 to support the production of “Body / Courage”(Arts)

Roses In Concrete, Oakland, CA

$260,000 for technology infrastructure (Social Justice)

Rotary Club of the Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Village, CO

$5,000 for the Feeding the Hungry program.
$6,800 per year for each of 5 years to supply Scholastic Reading Club books for all students entering first grade until they complete fifth grade at Samuels Elementary School in Denver (Social Justice)

San Quentin News, San Quentin, CA

$200,000 to hire staff and increase circulation
$50,000 to expand publication of, and to hire staff for, The San Quentin News (Investigative Journalism)

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL

$100,000 for each of three years to support the Mass Incarceration and Reentry Reform Project (Social Justice)

Search, Inc., Chicago, IL

$7,500 to support Jjslist.com in presenting their Disability Awareness Trainings at up to 5 schools and civic organizations this summer and fall as part of the ADA25 Chicago commemoration (Social Justice)

Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL

$20,000 for general support (Social Justice)

Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA

$425,000 over three years ($250,000 in outright grants and $175,000 in challenge grants) for new play development. (Arts)

Sixth & I, Washington, D.C.

$50,000 for each of three years: $20,000 each year for MLK Shabbat and $30,000 each year for The TEN for Shavuot (Arts)

SkyART, Chicago, IL

$200,000 for a technology lab and design studio (Arts)

Smithsonian Associates, Washington, D.C.

$10,000 for two public lectures about the design and development of Washington, DC (Arts)

Snapshot Nation, Evanston, IL

$5,000 for the book "Gotta Go Gotta Flow", a book of photographs and poems documenting life in Chicago black nightclubs in the 1970s (Arts)

Southern Documentary Fund, Durham, NC

$50,000 for each of three years (the third year is a challenge grant) for Sam Stephenson’s documentary on “Big Ears” (Arts)
$20,000 for support of Sam Stephenson’s “Big Ears” documentary film
$50,000 to support Julian Rubenstein's documentary film, "The Holly", about gang violence in Denver (Investigative Journalism)

Split This Rock, Washington, D.C.

$50,000 for each of three years to support poetry readings, workshops, youth programs, and its biennial poetry festival (Arts)

Starfish Family Services, Inkster, MI

$25,000 for the Barbershop Talks mentoring program (Social Justice)

Storycatchers Theatre, Chicago, IL

$50,000 for each of two years for “Changing Voices”, an employment program for juveniles and young adults recently released from incarceration (Social Justice)

Street Sense, Washington, D.C.

$156,000 over 3 years to fund its media center and work with the homeless (Social Justice)

Swell Cinema, Berkeley, CA

$102,500 for a challenge grant to help complete a documentary about jazz musician Fred Hersh. (Arts)

Terralingua, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

$50,000 for the development and dissemination of the journal “Langscape”(scholarship)

The Ark, Chicago, IL

$100,000 for each of two years for social and medical services at The ARK Northwest (Social Justice)

Theater J, Washington, D.C.

$50,000 for each of three years for general support (Arts)

The Art League, Alexandria, VA

$50,000 for each of three years for their Outreach Program, which includes bringing art education to veterans, at-risk youth, and low-income students. (Arts).

The Bunny and Crocodile Press, Annapolis, MD

$7,000 for each of three years for "The Poet & The Poem from the Library of Congress”, an annual series of 11 broadcasts of recordings of leading American poets and writers. (Arts)

The Ciesla Foundation, Washington DC

$150,000 for post-production work on the Rosenwald Schools documentary film. (Arts)

The Grassroot Project - Athletes United for Social Justice, Washington, DC.

$20,000 for NCAA athletes to promote AIDS awareness in DC schools. (Social Justice)

The Experimental Station, Chicago, IL

$1,000 for general support (Social Justice)

The Honeycomb Project, Chicago, IL

$60,000 for each of two years to support Honeycomb’s family-oriented volunteer service projects (Social Justice)

The Hypocrites, Chicago, IL

$50,000 for an Artistic Leadership Fellowship for a woman of color (Arts)

The In Series, Washington, D.C.

$5,000 for each of three years for literary commissioning and advance publicity of future productions (Arts)

The People's Music School, Chicago, IL

$100,000 for each of three years to double the school's capacity to teach music theory using online technology resources. (Arts).

The Southern Documentary Fund, Durham, NC

$10,000 for support Sam Stephenson's documentary about the Big Ears music festival. (Arts)

The 606 (The Trust for Public Land), Chicago, IL

$250,000 for each of three years for the 606 Walking, a series of 4 seasonal community events to be held on The 606 Trail. (Social Justice)

The Washington, DC International Film Festival, Washington, DC

$5,000 for general support for Filmfest DC. (Arts)

Trap Door Theatre, Chicago, IL

$5,000 for general support (Arts)

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

$35,000 for each of three years to support the program "Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust" (a joint effort with the Anti-Defamation League) (Social Justice)

Urban Arias, Washington, D.C.

$5,000 for each of three years for general support of Urban Arias short, contemporary opera performances (Arts)

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

$30,000 for the restoration of the public art sculpture, Concrete Traffic (Art)

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 

$40,000 to further extend and enhance Historic Environment Image Resource (HEIR) software)(Scholarship)

Vocal Arts D.C., Washington, D.C.

$10,000 for each of three years recitals, community outreach and in-school programs (Arts)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

$50,000 to support Laura Poitras’s exhibition “Astro Noise” opening in February 2016 (Arts)

Wolf Trap Foundation, Vienna, VA

$25,000 for each of three years to support the Wolf Trap Opera's Youth Showcase. (Arts)

Write Club, Chicago, IL

$50,000 for administration capacity building (Arts)

Young Chicago Authors, Chicago, IL

$25,000 for a matching grant. Young Chicago Authors encourages self-expression and literacy among Chicago’s youth through creative writing, performance, and publication. $200,000: $150,000 for general support and the Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival and Competition; $50,000 challenge grant for general support
(Arts)

Youth Guidance, Chicago, IL

$236,852 to match every dollar raised on the evening of their annual gala, May 9, 2015 (Social Justice)

Young Playwrights’ Theater, Washington, D.C.

$50,000 for each of three years for general support of their expansion plans. (Social Justice)

Youth Radio, Oakland, CA

$100,000 for each of 2 years for Journalism Pathway and Arts Pathway programs (Journalism)

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All 2015 Grants

2015 Grants by Type: Social Justice, Arts, Scholarship, Investigative Journalism