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Plan of Chicago legacy fund


The Plan of Chicago fund supports nonprofits that focus on enriching the lives of our regional residents and the livability of our great city.

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Jane Addams Hull House Foundation

This is an organization that has applied for and obtained tax-exempt status from the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Chicago History Museum

This is an organization that has applied for and obtained tax-exempt status from the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Art Institute of Chicago

The purposes for which the Art Institute of Chicago is formed are: to found, build, maintain, and operate museums, schools, libraries of art, and theaters; to provide support facilities in connection therewith; to conduct appropriate activities conducive to the artistic development of the region; and to conduct and participate in appropriate activities of national and international significance; To form, conserve, research, publish, and exhibit a permanent collection of objects of art of all kinds; to present temporary exhibitions that include loaned objects of art of all kinds; and to cultivate and extend the arts by appropriate means; To establish and conduct comprehensive programs of education, including presentation of visual artists, teachers of art, and designers; to provide educational services in written, spoken, and media formats; To provide lectures, instruction, and entertainment, including dramatic, film, and musical performances of all kinds, which complement and further the general purposes of the institute; To receive in trust property of all kinds and to exercise all necessary powers as trustee for such trust estates whose objects are related to the furtherance of the general purposes of the institute or for the establishment or maintenance of works of art.

The Chicago Community Trust

To lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and the prosperity of our region.

Chicago Urban League

A strong African American Community is a better Chicago.

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Founded in 1966, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is the only organization of its kind in the Chicago. CAF's mission is to advance public interest and education in architecture and related design, which is pursued through a comprehensive program of architecture tours, exhibitions, public lectures, and adult and youth education programs.

CAF is a multi-faceted organization, able to serve a large public audience with its range of programs. Distinct from preservation and advocacy organizations, and museums, CAF serves the community by creating neutral, open forums to engage in dialogue about the ways in which architecture can address public concerns, and serve to create economically, socially and culturally vital and environmentally sustainable communities.

The overall purpose of CAF's extensive programming is, as expressed in our mission, "to advance public interest and education in architecture and related design." By providing programming aligned with our mission, CAF shares the following benefits through its work: 1) the creation of accessible interpretation and documentation that celebrates Chicago's historic architectural achievements; 2) the fostering of an appreciation of contemporary architecture, and the raising of awareness of the ways in which contemporary architecture addresses, and responds to, community goals and needs; and 3) the education of residents and visitors about Chicago's current architectural trends, while offering comparisons with the architectural styles and policies of other major cities and countries.

Design Museum of Chicago

ChiDM strengthens design culture and builds community by facilitating the exchange of knowledge through dynamic experiences. Through exhibitions, public and private programs, digital media, and workshops the museum facilitates an open conversation about design across disciplines and borders. ?We believe design has the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition, and strive to make it accessible to everyone through a public space in the Chicago Loop.

Alliance For The Great Lakes

To protect, conserve and restore the Great Lakes ensuring healthy water in the lakes and in our communities for all generations of people and wildlife. We advance our mission as advocates for policies that support the lakes and communities, by building the research, analysis and partnerships that motivate action, and by educating and uniting people as a voice for the Great Lakes.

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