2018 Grants

The following grants were disbursed in calendar year 2018.

Arts Learning
Albany Park Theater Project General operating support $10,000
Barrel of Monkeys General operating support $10,000
Chicago Children’s Choir Pilsen/Little Village Neighborhood Choir $10,000
Chicago Opera Theater Opera for All and COT/Chicago Public Schools Partners Project $10,000
Chicago Sinfonietta Audience engagement $10,000
The Goodman Theatre Teaching Artist program $10,000
Hubbard Street Dance Company Education and community programs $10,000
Ingenuity, Inc. General operating support $10,000
The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Community and school-based programs $10,000
Lookingglass Theatre Company Education and community programs at Mercy Homes for Boys and Girls $10,000
Marwen College and career programs $10,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago School Partnership for Art and Civic Engagement $10,000
The People’s Music School General operating support $10,000
Silk Road Rising Education programs $10,000
SkyART General operating support $10,000
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Steppenwolf Education $10,000
Urban Gateways General operating support for Teaching Artist programs $10,000
West Point School of Music Ekklesia Steel Orchestra $10,000
Education
A Safe Haven Foundation Center for Workforce Development, Employment Preparation and Placement $15,000
Arts & Business Council of Chicago On BOARD program $2,500
Associated Colleges of Illinois Peer mentoring program $10,000
Bottom Line, Inc.  General operating support for Bottom Line Chicago $10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Power Hour program $2,500
Center for Changing Lives General operating support $10,000
The Chicago Lighthouse Jobs training and work force development internships $10,000
Chicago Tutoring Connection General operating support $2,500
Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School Scholarships for low-income, minority students from the Austin neighborhood $2,500
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Scholarships for low-income, minority students $2,500
Envision Unlimited General operating support for Neumann Neighbors $10,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository $2,500 for the Community Kitchens Project and $2,500 for the Food Bank $5,000
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired The Center for Business and Entrepreneurship $7,500
Inspiration Corporation Foodservice training and employment services $10,000
Literature for All of Us General operating support $5,000
Midtown Educational Foundation General operating support $10,000
Museum of Science and Industry Science Minors $5,000
OneGoal General operating support for OneGoal Chicago $10,000
Project Exploration General operating support $10,000
Public Allies Chicago Ally Apprenticeship Program $10,000
SGA Youth & Family Services Higher Sights program $10,000
Health
AIDS Foundation of Chicago Access to care programs $5,000
All Chicago The Emergency Fund $5,000
Alternatives, Inc. Urban Arts program $10,000
BUILD Restorative Justice Initiative $10,000
CeaseFire Illinois Hospital Response Initiative $5,000
Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois Englewood Early Head Start $10,000
Connections for Abused Women and their Children The Hospital Crisis Intervention Project (HCIP) $7,500
Erie Family Health Center Westside H3: Healthy Minds. Healthy Children. Healthy Chicago $10,000
Family Focus Englewood Family Support Services $10,000
Healthy Schools Campaign Change for Good program $10,000
Howard Brown Health Center Broadway Youth Center (BYC) $5,000
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly Upkeep and repair services program $5,000
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Child-Centered Health and Advanced Therapy (CHAT) Program $7,500
Juvenile Protective Association General operating support for school-based programs $10,000
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services Senior services program $10,000
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Life Skills program $2,500
Mercy Housing Lakefront General operating support for Schiff Residences $2,500
Metropolitan Family Services Child and adolescent mental health programs $10,000
Mikva Challenge Neighborhood-based youth councils $10,000
The Night Ministry STEPS program $7,500
Presence Health Foundation Homebound Elderly program $5,000
TASC, Inc. Supportive release program $10,000
Thresholds Women Veterans Health Initiative $10,000
Trust for Public Land The 606 $5,000
Tuesday’s Child Early intervention, education and parent training programs $7,500
Umoja Student Development Corporation Restorative Justice programs $10,000
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Center Where Research Meets Practice $10,000
Civic Chicago
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum Teen Education Program $10,000
The Art Institute of Chicago Thinking Experiences in the Art Museum (TEAM) program $10,000
The Cradle Special Needs Infant Adoption Program $10,000
The Field Museum Community outreach programs $10,000
John G. Shedd Aquarium General education programs $10,000
Lincoln Park Zoo Partners in Fieldwork $10,000
Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation of Chicago Center for Childhood Resilience $15,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago 2018/2019 Senior Matinee $7,500
The Newberry Library Teacher and student programs $7,500
Northwestern Memorial Foundation Transitional Care Clinic $15,000
Siragusa Scholars
American Indian College Fund Tribal College scholarship program $15,000
The Big Shoulders Fund The Chairman’s Emergency Scholarship Fund $5,000
Chicago High School for the Arts Student scholarships $7,000
The Cove School Student scholarships $7,500
Elmhurst College Scholarships for middle-income students $20,000
Illinois Wesleyan University Scholarships for middle-income students $20,000
Loyola Academy Student scholarships $10,000
Loyola University Chicago Students Together Are Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.) Mentoring Program $20,000
Merit School of Music $2,500 for one advanced piano student and $5,000 for a scholarship to a low-income student $7,500
North Central College Scholarships for student veterans $5,000
Northwestern University Scholarships for academically strong, low-income Chicago students $20,000
Roosevelt University Scholarships for Chicago High School for the Arts graduates $20,000
Rush University Medical Center The Siragusa Family Foundation scholarship for Rush University College of Nursing students $15,000
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Scholarships for Chicago High School for the Arts graduates $20,000
St. Ignatius College Prep Scholarships for low-income students $10,000
The United Negro College Fund $10,000 for merit-based scholarships for up to two Chicago Public School students, $5,000 for the Campaign for Emergency Student Aid and $5,000 unrestricted support $20,000
The University of Chicago The Siragusa Scholars program $20,000
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Scholarship for a non-boarding, low-income Lake County resident $10,000
Partnerships
Chicago Women in Philanthropy Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program (WLMP) $500
Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance Progressive Pathways Support Fund $10,000
Exponent Philanthropy General operating support $2,500
Forefront General operating support $3,500
Forefront To support grantees participating in the Peer Skill Share Program $6,000
National Center for Family Philanthropy General operating support $1,000
Partnership for College Completion  General operating support $20,000
Board-Directed
3Arts Make a Wave awards program $10,000
Alliance for the Great Lakes Bringing Great Lakes Education into High School $7,500
American Brain Tumor Association Mel Schneider memorial gift for patient support $10,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope $5,000 for program development and $5,000 for the Girls Hope Program $10,000
Breakthrough Sacramento General operating support $15,000
Catholic Theological Union Oscar Romero Scholars program $5,000
Chicago Botanic Garden Rice Plant Conservation Center $10,000
Chicago Symphony Orchestra High school programs $7,500
Exceptional Children’s Foundation Kayne Eras Center’s enrichment program $7,500
Friends of the Chicago River Adopt-A-River: River Volunteer Stewardship Program $7,500
Harris Theater for Music and Dance Access Tickets program $10,000
International Game Fish Association Education programs $2,500
Josephinum Academy Student scholarships $5,000
K9s for Warriors General operating support $10,000
Keshet Programs and support services for children who are disabled $5,000
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly General operating support $5,000
Little Sisters of the Poor General operating support $7,500
Mayo Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) $15,000
North Chicago Community Partners General operating support $10,000
Northwestern Settlement House in the Woods wilderness camp $5,000
Openlands TreeKeepers program $7,500
Shore Community Services, Inc. General operating support $7,500
Sit Stay Read! General operating support for the School Literacy Initiative $5,000
Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture Project Youth Corps programs $10,000
United Service Organizations of Illinois, Inc. General operating support $7,500
Yale University Art Gallery Technology development $17,000

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Through its giving, the Siragusa Family Foundation seeks to fulfill its mission of supporting efforts that help people help themselves and experience a better quality of life.