Foundation / Corporation
The Chicago Community Trust
Grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 per year to Cook County, Illinois arts and culture nonprofits for capacity building and staff development. Funding is intended to help small organizations involve their board and staff in fortifying management practices to effectively support their mission.
SMART Growth is a four-year capacity-building program that helps Cook County’s small arts and cultural organizations engage their board and staff in strengthening management practices that effectively support their mission, enabling them to contribute to the community, pay a living wage to artists and staff, and remain resilient in the face of economic and demographic shifts. This signature Trust program includes a customized initial assessment by the Arts & Business Council of Chicago and training in the SMART Growth methodology, followed by 3 years of general operating grants which can range from $15,000 to $50,000 per year.
GrantWatch ID#: 144737
Individual grants will range from $15,000 - $50,000, per year.
SMART Growth is a four-year program.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register for November 17 session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-growth-info-session-tickets-39057185092?aff=efbeventtix
Register for December 1 session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-growth-info-session-tickets-39057866129?aff=efbeventtix
Register for December 7 session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-growth-info-session-tickets-39058245263?aff=efbeventtix
Apply online: https://cct.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp?lang=1&prole=0
The Chicago Community Trust
225 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 616-8000
Fax: (312) 616-7955
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