A Better Chicago uses a rigorous due diligence process to select its grantees. The first step in the application process is to fill out this form. We will respond to all applications within two months of the deadlines listed below. 

 

Growth Fund

Significant investments to grow organizations with strong track records. Application deadlines are March 31 and September 30.

Venture Fund

 Seed investments in promising, early stage models or programs new to Chicago. Applications must be submitted by July 31.

 


 
Which fund would you like to be considered for? *
Select all that apply
Which of the following best describe the organization’s focus? *
We focus on organizations that impact academic achievement, high school graduation and college access and persistence for program participants. Select all that apply
Limit to 1000 characters (approximately 150 words)
Current Fiscal Year
Please specify between national and local
Current Fiscal Year. Please specify between national and local
Select all that apply
Please describe the population served, including ages/grades served, any demographic breakdowns and eligibility criteria (if relevant). Limit to 1000 characters (approximately 150 words)
Please describe the program model, including how it has evolved over time. Limit to 2000 characters (approximately 300 words)
Please describe the educational attainment metrics used to track participant outcomes, as well as the most recent results. Also note any outside/independent evaluations that have been completed to measure the organization’s impact. Limit to 2000 characters (approximately 300 words)
Please briefly describe your organization's leadership, including the skills and experience of senior leaders, as well as the structure of your staff and board. Limit to 2000 characters (approximately 300 words)
Please note the organization’s fiscal year and include total local (and national, if relevant) revenue for the last three years, as well as the percent breakdown by source for the latest fiscal year. Limit to 1000 characters (approximately 150 words)
Please describe the organization’s vision and how it will be achieved. Limit to 2000 characters (approximately 300 words)
Contact Information
Name *
Executive Director *
Address *