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2016 Grants

2017 Grants to June 16th

Multi-year grants to be paid 2017

Grants pre-2016

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Grants 2016


1st Stage Theater, Tysons, VA


$25,000 for each of 3 years ($75,000 total) to support The Logan Festival of Solo Performance (Arts)

100Reporters, Washington, D.C.


An outright grant of $50,000 plus a challenge grant of up to $50,000 to support the second annual Investigative Film Festival and Symposium. (Investigative Journalism)

3Arts, Chicago, IL


$75,000 to support and name a 3Arts Award in 2016 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)

ALIVE! (Alexandrian Involved Ecumenically), Alexandria, VA


$5,000 for each of 3 years ($15,000 total) to support programs serving the homeless (Social Justice)

The Althea Foundation, Sacramento, CA


$80,000 grant for After Innocence, which provides re-entry assistance to people who have been exonerated after demonstrating that they were innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted and imprisoned. (Social Justice)

Albany Park Theater Project, Chicago, IL


$50,000 challenge grant to help launch the Path Makers Series. (Arts

American Documentary, Inc., Brooklyn, NY


$20,000 to help move their archives to a new storage facility. (Social Justice)

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD


$25,000 for each of three years ($75,000 total) to support “The Logan Visionary Conference” and exhibitions (Arts)

Asian Improv Arts Midwest, Chicago, IL


$30,000 to support the design, printing and promotional costs for the book, “Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans”. (Social Justice)

Athletes United for Social Justice, Inc., Washington, D.C.


$20,000 for the Grassroots Project where NCAA athletes promote AIDS awareness in DC schools (Social Justice)

Becket Films (Bona Fide Films), Ojai, California


$20,000 challenge grant for the documentary film, “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” (Social Justice)

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


$10,000 for general support (Social Justice)

Blair Thomas and Company


$50,000 for the 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival (Arts)

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


$25,000 for general support

$50,000 for general support (Investigative Journalism)

Boston University College of Communication, Boston, MA


$107,500 to develop and market the app “INVOLVD” which analyzes the policy positions of presidential candidates, and invites visitors to participate in this analysis (Investigative Journalism)

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago, IL


$74,525 to support scholarships and support services for one year for 5 female students from Kelly High School who will begin attending 4-year colleges or universities in the fall of 2016. (Social Justice)

Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Fairfax, Virginia


$200,000 for general support (Social Justice)

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jupiter, Florida


$10,000 for general support (Social Justice)

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Chicago, IL


$100,000 to support the Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Initiative (Social Justice)

Carpenter’s Shelter, Alexandria, Virginia


$5,000 for each of 3 years ($15,000 total) to help serve homeless men, women and children (Social Justice)

Centre for Investigative Journalism (NEO Philanthropy), London, England


$150,000 for general support $27,000 for salary support for the new Deputy Director

$100,000 for a series of videos that will teach journalists how to use various types of security and encryption software

$100,000 for general support during the transition following the death of founder Gavin MacFadyen (Investigative Journalism)

Chicago Help Initiative, Chicago, IL


$1,800 to cover the cost of two Wednesday night dinners for the homeless, plus a take-away gift for each guest (Social Justice)

Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago, IL


$15,000 to support the 100% Project (Social Justice)

Chicago Help Initiative, Chicago, IL


$8,200 to help support the “Through My Eyes” photography project

(Social Justice)

Chicago Literacy Alliance, Chicago, IL


$80,000 to support the launch of their volunteer program (Arts)

CommunityHealth, Chicago, IL


$20,000 for the Diabetes Management and Nutrition Education program and to hire a part-time social media intern. (Social Justice)

Community Lodgings, Alexandria, VA


$5,000 for each of 3 years ($15,000) to provide transitional housing, affordable housing and youth and adult education programs to homeless families (Social Justice)

Critical Exposure, Washington, DC


$100,000 for each of 3 years ($300,000 total) for staffing and implementing a three-year pilot program to establish programming in Wards 7 and 8 (Social Justice)

D.C. Jazz Festival, Washington, D.C.


$5,000 to support the 2016 festival (Arts)

Embarc, Chicago, IL


$150,000 to support an experience-based learning program for low-income high school students in Chicago Tech Academy (Social Justice)

Encampment for Citizenship, Berkeley, CA


$10,000 for general support of residential summer camps for young people with a focus on democracy and social justice. (Social Justice)

Enrich Chicago (National Museum of Mexican Art), Chicago, IL


$10,000 for general support of its efforts to improve equity in Chicago’s arts and culture community (Arts)

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


$50,000 for each of three years for Festival screenings and the Opening Night reception (Arts)

Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL


$10,000 to support their legal representation on behalf of poor, minority, and unjustly accused clients (Social Justice)

EverThrive Illinois, Chicago, IL


$5,000 for Cooking Matters, a program that teaches low-income participants how to buy and prepare low-cost, healthy meals. (Social Justice)

FairWarning, Pasadena, CA


$75,000 for general support: $50,000 as an outright grant and $25,000 as a challenge grant. Fair Warning is a non-profit investigative news organization that focuses on public health, safety and environmental news, and related topics of government and business accountability.

$25,000 for general support (Investigative Journalism)

Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL


$15,000 to install concrete sculpture pads and to support their first juried, outdoor sculpture show (Arts)

First Amendment Coalition, San Rafael, CA


A $100,000 challenge grant for the 2016 annual campaign

Fractured Atlas, New York, NY


$15,000 for general support of The People's Own Organic Power Project, which uses art exhibitions, education, and performance to promote conversations about the need for safe sanitation and sustainable waste management. (Social Justice)

Free Write Arts & Literacy, Chicago, IL


$20,000 to support art and writing workshops for youth incarcerated in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (Social Justice)

Fugees Family Inc., Scottdale, GA


$25,000 to help complete a strategic plan for a national network of Fugees Academy schools

$25,000 for general support (Social Justice)

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (The Center for Documentary Studies), Durham, NC


$25,000 for each of 3 years ($75,000 total) for The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award (Arts)

Global Investigative Journalism Network, Silver Spring, MD


$50,000 for general support (Investigative Journalism)

Grantmakers in the Arts, Seattle, WA


$50,000 to support its developing work on racial equity in arts philanthropy (Arts)

Habitot Children’s Museum, Berkeley, CA


$10,000 for general support (Arts)

The Honeycomb Project, Chicago, IL


$30,000 to support six of Honeycomb’s family-oriented volunteer service projects in partnership with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Social Justice)

inewsource, San Diego, CA


$100,000 for general support for its in-depth, investigative journalism (Investigative Journalism)

Hinsdale Public Library Foundation, Hinsdale, IL


$2,500 for general support of the Hinsdale Public Library (Arts)

Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Chicago, IL


$10,000 for a collaboration with the Hyde Park Art Center called “Art on the Midway”. (Arts)

Independent Filmmaker Project, Brooklyn, NY


$25,000 to support post-production of the documentary film, “Flush”, a film that explores eco-friendly sanitation options for individuals and the planet (Social Justice)

Inside Climate News, Brooklyn, NY


$50,000 challenge grant to support reporting on clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science news (Investigative Journalism)

Institute for Public Accuracy, Oakland, CA


$50,000 to support The Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) (Investigative Journalism)

International Music Festival, Chicago, IL


$2,000 for general support (Arts)

Invisible Institute, Chicago, IL


$350,000 for general support (Investigative Reporting)

Jewish Youth for Community Action (Kehilla Community Synagogue), Piedmont, CA


$5,393 for general support (Social Justice)

Kartemquin Films


$100,000 to support their field building work and their efforts to safely and securely back-up their extensive archival materials (Arts)

Kids in Danger, Chicago, IL


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

Knox College, Galesburg, IL


$150,000 to support construction of the reception area in the new Dick and Joan Whitcomb Art Center (Arts)

Kovno Communications, Berkeley, CA


$45,000: $30,000 for music licensing fees for the documentary film “Agents of Change” and $15,000 to support the public television broadcast of “Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa”

$25,000 to help fund an outreach campaign for the documentary film “Agents of Change” (Social Justice)

Khecari Dance Company, Chicago, IL


$40,000 for general support, which includes a $5,000 as a challenge grant for general support and $4,000 to support production of an album for Khecari's musical collaborator, Joe St. Charles. (Arts)

KQED, San Francisco, CA


$75,000 to support its investigative reporting efforts (Investigative Journalism)

La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco, CA


$5,000 to help provide free legal services, community organizing and advocacy for low-income, Latino residents of the San Francisco Bay Area (Social Justice)

Latino Policy Forum, Chicago, IL


$22,300 for the Illinois Multicultural Nonprofit Leadership Academy (Social Justice)

Liberty Wildlife, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ


$15,000 to support the new education center (Social Justice)

Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, San Pablo, CA


$32,919 to support a trip to perform in Cuba

$30,000 to support a documentary film about Los Cenzontles’ trip and performances in Cuba. (Arts)

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL


$50,000 to Arrupe College to support scholarships support for undocumented students at Arrupe College (Social Justice)

Mosaic Theater Company, Washington, D.C.


$250,000 for each of four years ($1 million total) to fund the Reva and David Logan Foundation Community Engagement Initiative (Arts)

National Kidney Foundation, New York, NY


$10,000 for general support (Social Justice)

National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, IL


$50,000 for general support

$5,000 to support a photo exhibition called “The Case for Public Housing” (Social Justice)

Not in Our Town, Oakland, CA


$250,000 for general support of their anti-hate work

(Social Justice)

One Million Degrees


$100,000 for each of 3 years ($300,000 total) to expand their coaching, tutoring, and student workshops for community college students at Richard J. Daley College (Social Justice)

Our Family Coalition, San Francisco, Ca


$250,000 for general support (Social Justice)

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


$757,000 over 3 years: $225,000 for the Jazz Program; $250,000 for the new Blues Program; and $282,000 for the Matinee Program (Arts)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Chicago, IL


$25,000 for each of two years for general support; $25,000 challenge grant for each of two years for general support; $5,000 to upgrade the Rivendell web site; and $5,000 to support Rivendell’s marketing efforts (Arts)

Refugees International, Washington, D.C.


$10,000 for the Climate Displacement Program (Social Justice)

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN


$68,463 for staff and supplies needed to continue digitizing the Ernest C. Withers Collection (Arts)

San Francisco Public Press, San Francisco, CA


A $50,000 challenge grant toward the annual campaign (Investigative Journalism)

San Quentin News (The Social Good), San Quentin, CA


$200,000 to support expanding the newspapers reach to all prisons nationally (Investigative Journalism)

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL

http://www.povertylaw.org and http://www.responsiblebudget.org

$40,000 for staff costs involved with the Responsible Budget Coalition (Social Justice)

Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter


$10,000 for general support (Social Justice)

Search, Inc., Chicago, IL


$25,000 for JJslist.com to present their Disability Awareness Trainings at ten schools and civic organizations.

$25,000 for JJslist.com to do 10 disability-awareness trainings for fiscal year 2017-2018 (Social Justice)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL


$50,000 to hire a consultant to conduct an organizational cultural assessment to help Steppenwolf reach its diversity and cultural equity goals (Social Justice)

Sarah’s Circle, Chicago, IL


$45,000 to support and expand art therapy programming for women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless (Arts)

The Bunny and Crocodile Press, Annapolis, MD


$7,000 for each of two years ($14,000 total) for "The Poet & The Poem from the Library of Congress”, an annual series of 11 broadcasts of leading American poets and writers (Arts)

The Bushwick Starr, New York, NY


$20,000 to support the Big Green Theater program at PS 123

$30,000 to support the expansion of the Big Green Theater after-school program (Arts)

The Filmmaker Fund


$50,000 for the documentary film, “The Pushouts” (Social Justice)

The Fund for Investigative Journalism, Washington, D.C.


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

$15,000 for general support (Investigative Journalism)

The Institute for the Next Jewish Future, Chicago, IL


$5,000 to support jU Chicago, an organization that works with Jewish students at the University of Chicago (Social Justice)

The Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, IL


$200,000 for scholarships for youth to attend the Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet (Arts)

The Musical Offering, Chicago, IL


$5,000 support a radio series about Brazilian Choro music (Arts)

Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ


$339,450 to expand “Partners That Heal” into a national program using specially trained performing artists to comfort patients at children’s hospitals.

$5,000 for general support (Arts)

Radio Diaries, Brooklyn, NY


$200,000 challenge grant to support production of the documentary film, “The Drum Also Waltzes: In Search of Max Roach” (Arts)

The Blues Foundation, Memphis, TN


$50,000 for the HART Fund, which provides money to Blues musicians for medical and dental care, preventative health screenings, and funeral expenses (Arts)

The Ciesla Foundation, Washington, D.C.


$25,000 to support screenings of the documentary film "Rosenwald" in tandem with poet Ethelbert Miller's reading of his poems in Historical Black Colleges in the South (Arts)

The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC


$25,000 for each of three years ($75,000 total) to support the Women, Arts and Social Change initiative (Arts)

The New York Foundation for the Arts


$50,000 to support the documentary film “Fragile Legacy” about the importance of preserving marine biodiversity (Arts)

The Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County, Beaufort, SC


$20,000 for general support (Arts)

The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, Memphis, TN


$53,800 for staffing, archival equipment and website development associated with digitizing the Ernest C. Withers Collection (Arts)

The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD


$50,000 for the Logan Atrium (Arts)

Transition by Design (NEO Philanthropy), Oxford, England


$27,000 for the House of the Commons 2016: A 2-day open event addressing the causes and possible creative solutions to the U.K. affordable housing crisis (Social Justice)

Trap Door Theater, Chicago, IL


An outright grant of $15,000 for each of two years for general support plus a challenge grant of up to $15,000 for each of two years. (Arts)

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


$10,000 to support exhibitions at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

$15,000 for “Concrete Happenings,” the year of programming surrounding the return of the “Concrete Traffic” sculpture to the University of Chicago’s campus (Arts)

Washington, D.C. International Film Festival, Washington, D.C.


$5,000 to support the 2016 FilmFest DC

$5,000 for each of three years ($15,000 total) to support the Festival (Arts)

Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL


$5,000 for general support of an art center, including subsiding artist studio rent and art teacher salaries. (Arts)

The Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (The Institute for Public Accuracy), Washington D.C.


$50,000 to support its work providing legal representation, public advocacy, and the latest in encryption technology for whistleblowers, journalists, journalists’ sources, and online hacktivists

(Investigative Reporting)


Social Justice, Scholarship, the Arts and Investigative Journalism

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