2021 Grants

The following grants will be disbursed in calendar year 2021.

Arts Learning
Albany Park Theater Project General operating support $10,000
Chicago Children’s Choir In-School Programs & Neighborhood Choir in Pilsen and Little Village $10,000
Chicago Opera Theater Opera for All Program $10,000
Chicago Sinfonietta Engaging Communities Program $10,000
The Goodman Theatre Teacher Training Initiatives $10,000
Harris Theater for Music and Dance Arts Education Program $10,000
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Education and Adaptive Dance Programs $10,000
Ingenuity, Inc. General operating support $10,000
The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Community Engagement Programs $10,000
Lookingglass Theatre Company Department of Curiosity In-school Residencies $10,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago Lyric Unlimited – Learning & Creative Engagement Programs $10,000
Marwen College and Career programs $10,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago School Partnership for Art and Civic Engagement (SPACE) Program $10,000
The People’s Music School General operating support $10,000
PlayMakers Laboratory Theatre General operating support $10,000
Silk Road Rising Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course (EPIC) Program $10,000
SkyART General operating support $10,000
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Steppenwolf Young Adult Program $10,000
Urban Gateways General operating support $10,000
West Point School of Music General operating support $10,000
Education
A Safe Haven Foundation Center for Workforce Development $15,000
Associated Colleges of Illinois Peer Mentoring Program $10,000
Bottom Line, Inc.  General operating support for Bottom Line Chicago $10,000
Braven  General operating support for expansion at National Louis University in Chicago $10,000
Center for Changing Lives General operating support $10,000
Chicago Botanic Garden Windy City Harvest $10,000
The Chicago Lighthouse Transitional Jobs Program $10,000
College Possible Chicago General operating support $10,000
Growing Home General operating support $10,000
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship $10,000
Inspiration Corporation Foodservice Training Program $10,000
Midtown Educational Foundation General operating support for student programs $10,000
OneGoal Chicago General operating support $10,000
One Million Degrees General operating support $10,000
Project Exploration General operating support $10,000
Public Allies Chicago Ally Apprenticeship Pathways Program $10,000
SGA Youth & Family Services Higher Sights Youth Leadership Program $10,000
Health
Alternatives, Inc. Girl World Program $10,000
Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Child-Centered Health and Advanced Therapy (CHAT) Program $10,000
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation Center for Childhood Resilience $15,000
BUILD Intervention Program $10,000
Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois Mitzi Freidheim Englewood Child & Family Center $10,000
Connections for Abused Women and their Children General operating support $10,000
Erie Family Health Foundation The West Town Pediatric Wellness Project $10,000
Family Focus Englewood Family Support Services $10,000
Howard Brown Health Center Broadway Youth Center (BYC) $10,000
Juvenile Protective Association Connect to Kids (C2K) Program $10,000
K9s For Warriors General operating support $10,000
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services General operating support $10,000
Metropolitan Family Services Communities Partnering 4 Peace (CP4P) $10,000
Mikva Challenge Neighborhood Leadership Initiative $10,000
The Night Ministry Outreach & Health Ministry Program $10,000
Northwestern Memorial Foundation Transitional Care Clinic $15,000
Thresholds General operating support $10,000
Tuesday’s Child Behavioral Intervention Program $10,000
Umoja Student Development Corporation Restorative Justice programs $10,000
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Youth Safety Violence Prevention Initiative (YSVP) $10,000
Civic Chicago
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum Adler Teen Leaders Advancing STEM (ATLAS) 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 Learning Center Programs $10,000
Lincoln Park Zoo Learning Department Programs $10,000
The Newberry Library K-12 Teacher training programs $10,000
Shedd Aquarium General education programs $10,000
Siragusa Scholars
American Indian College Fund Tribal College scholarship program $20,000
Big Shoulders Fund The Chairman’s Emergency Scholarship Fund $5,000
ChiArts Foundation Student scholarships $10,000
The Cove School Student scholarships $10,000
Elmhurst University 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 Student scholarships $10,000
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 $20,000
Saint Ignatius College Prep Scholarships for low-income students $10,000
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Scholarships for Chicago High School for the Arts graduates $20,000
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 Student scholarships $20,000
Board-Directed
3Arts 2021 Make A Wave Awards Program $10,000
Alliance for the Great Lakes Education programs $7,500
American Brain Tumor Association Mel Schneider memorial gift for patient support $10,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois Educational & Social-Emotional Support Program $2,500
Breakthrough Sacramento General operating support $10,000
Catholic Theological Union Oscar Romero Scholars program $2,500
Chicago Cares General operating support $5,000
Chicago Symphony Orchestra High school programs $7,500
Chicago Women in Philanthropy Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program (WLMP) $1,000
Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance Progressive Pathways Support Fund $10,000
Exponent Philanthropy General operating support $2,500
Forefront General operating support $3,500
Friends of the Chicago River Chicago River Eco Warriors (CREW) Volunteer and Restoration Program $7,500
Healthy Schools Campaign Change for Good program $2,500
International Game Fish Association Education programs $2,500
Josephinum Academy Student scholarships $5,000
Keshet General operating support $10,000
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly General operating support $5,000
Mayo Clinic The Siragusa Family Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Scholar Fund $20,000
National Center for Family Philanthropy General operating support $1,000
North Chicago Community Partners General operating support $10,000
Northwestern Settlement General operating support $7,500
Openlands General operating support $10,000
Partnership for College Completion General operating support $20,000
Salvation Army Wonderland Camp $5,000
Shore Community Services, Inc. General operating support $10,000
SitStayRead General operating support for the School Literacy Initiative $10,000
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture Project General operating support $10,000
United Service Organizations (USO) – Midwest Region General operating support $10,000

A philanthropic partner of nonprofits to improve communities throughout the Chicago region

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.