How We Work

Mothering Justice - Mamas' Movement DC

Grantee List

Our grantmaking is structured to give leaders and organizations the flexibility and time to develop effective programs, systems and policies. Our work takes a long-term view of addressing root causes and critical challenges. Foundation staff work closely with the projects, people and communities we invest in to understand their unique strengths, contributions and challenges. We build partnerships and foster collaboration in order to be more informed and responsive. We look for opportunities to leverage other public and private resources in all our work.

Early Childhood

9 to 5 National Association of Working Women
Advance Illinois NFP
Alliance for Early Success
BA NIA, Inc.
Balllot Initiative Strategy Center Foundation
BUILD Initiative
Center for American Progress
Center for Law and Social Policy
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago South Side Birth Center
Chicago Volunteer Doulas
Children's Equity Project
Community Change
Community Organizing and Family Issues
Council for a Strong America-Illinois
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative
Erikson Institute
EverThrive Illinois
Family Focus, Inc.
Family Values @Work - A Multi-State Consortium
First Five Years Fund
Holistic Birth Collective
Illinois Action for Children
Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative
Latino Policy Forum
Mano A Mano Family Resource Center
Mothering Justice
National Black Child Development Institute
National Women's Law Center
Power Coalition for Equity and Justice
Raising Child Care Fund (an initiative of Early Childhood Funders Collaborative)
Start Early
Start Early-Raising Illinois
University of Illinois - Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health
Workers Center for Racial Justice

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

Between Friends
Boston Medical Center - Department of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Casa Central Social Services Corporation
Connections for Abused Women and their Children
Erikson Institute
Family Rescue
Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities
First 8 Memphis
Florida State University - Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy
HealthConnect One
Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health
Indigo Cultural Center
Institute for Medicaid Innovation
La Cocina, Inc.
LSU Health Sciences Center - Harris Infant Mental Health Center
Movement for Family Power
Mujeres Latinas En Accion
National Center for Youth Law
Seattle Foundation - Maternal Mental Health Equity Fund
Southwest Human Development
The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence
Tulane University - Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
University of California, San Francisco - Child Trauma Research Program
University of Colorado - Harris Infant Mental Health Program
University of Minnesota - Center for Early Education and Development
Yale University - Child Development Center
ZERO TO THREE - Leadership Development Institute

Reproductive Health & Justice

Advocates for Youth
All* Above All
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Foundation
Birth Center Equity
Black Girls Break Bread, Inc.
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Center for American Progress
Center for Reproductive Rights
Chicago Abortion Fund
Chicago Foundation for Women
Chicago South Side Birth Center
Chicago Volunteer Doulas
CHOICES: Memphis Center for Reproductive Health
Collective Power for Reproductive Justice
Forward Together
Frontera Fund
Funders for Birth Justice & Equity
Funders for Reproductive Equity
Groundswell Fund
Health Care for America Now Education Fund
Holistic Birth Collective
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Illinois Caucus For Adolescent Health
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda, Inc.
Kentucky Health Justice Network, Inc
Leadership Reimagined
Michigan Voices
Midwest Access Project
Mujeres Latinas En Accion
National Asian Pacific American Womens Forum
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Network Of Abortion Funds
North Star Project
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Proteus Fund Inc
Reproductive Health Access Project
Reproductive Justice Coalition at UIC
SisterSong, Inc.
Southwest Women's Law Center
The Century Foundation Inc
The Partnership Fund
Third Wave, Inc.
Tides Foundation
University of Chicago - Department of Biological Sciences
University of Chicago - Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research
URGE - Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equality

Jewish Values

American Jewish Committee
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
AVODAH, The Jewish Service Corps, Inc.
Bar-Ilan University
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
Haruv Institute
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Interfaith America
Israel Religious Action Center
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
Jews of Color Initiative
Join for Justice
National Council of Jewish Women, Incorporated
New Israel Fund
Save the Children Federation, Inc.
The Hebrew University - Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare
The Jewish Board
Trust of Programs for Early Childhood, Family and Community Education

Arts & Culture

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Americans for the Arts, Inc.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Anna Deavere Smith Projects
Arts Alliance Illinois
Aspen Music Festival and School
Barenboim-Said Foundation (USA)
Baryshnikov Arts Center Inc
Carnegie Hall Corporation
Cedille Chicago, NFP
Center on Halsted
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
ChiArts Foundation
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Public Library Foundation
Chicago Public Media, Inc.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Sinfonietta, Inc.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Classical Music Chicago
Court Theatre Fund
Deeply Rooted Productions
Field Museum of Natural History
Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Goodman Theatre
Grant Park Orchestral Association
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hyde Park Art Center
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Juilliard School
Lookingglass Theatre Company
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Merit School of Music
Millennium Park Foundation
Museum of Contemporary Art
Music Institute of Chicago
Music of the Baroque
National Museum of Mexican Art
Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
Perlman Music Program, Inc.
Smart Museum of Art -University of Chicago
South Chicago Dance Center
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
The Barack Obama Foundation
Theatre for a New Audience, Inc.
Timeline Theatre Company
Uniting Voices Chicago
University of Chicago - Arts + Public Life
Window to the World Communications, Inc.

Chicago Grants

Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund
Crossroads Fund
Family Institute
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Night Ministry
Nuestro Futuro
The Resurrection Project
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy Studies