2020 Grants

The following grants will be disbursed in calendar year 2020.

Arts Learning
Albany Park Theater Project 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 General operating support $10,000
The Goodman Theatre General operating support of education programs $10,000
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Education and community programs $10,000
Ingenuity, Inc. General operating support $10,000
The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Community Engagement 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 (SPACE) Program $10,000
The People’s Music School General operating support $10,000
PlayMakers Laboratory Theatre (formerly known as Barrel of Monkeys) 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 Education $10,000
Urban Gateways General operating support for Teaching Artist programs $10,000
West Point School of Music Epic Steel Orchestra $10,000
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
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
John G. Shedd Aquarium General education programs $10,000
Lincoln Park Zoo Partners in Fieldwork $10,000
Lyric Opera of Chicago General operating support of Lyric Unlimited programs $7,500
The Newberry Library K-12 Teacher training 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
Chicago High School for the Arts Student scholarships $7,000
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 $2,500 scholarship for one advanced piano student and a $5,000 scholarship for a low-income student $7,500
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
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Scholarship for a non-boarding, low-income Lake County resident $2,500
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
National Center for Family Philanthropy General operating support $1,000
Partnership for College Completion  General operating support $20,000
3Arts 2020 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 $5,000
Breakthrough Sacramento General operating support $15,000
Catholic Theological Union Oscar Romero Scholars program $2,500
Chicago Cares General operating support $5,000
Chicago Symphony Orchestra High school programs $7,500
Exceptional Children’s Foundation Kayne Eras Center’s enrichment program $2,500
Friends of the Chicago River Chicago River Eco Warriors (CREW) Volunteer and Restoration Program $7,500
Harris Theater for Music and Dance Access Tickets program $10,000
Healthy Schools Campaign Change for Good program $5,000
International Game Fish Association Education programs $2,500
Josephinum Academy Student scholarships $5,000
Keshet Programs and support services for children who are disabled $10,000
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly General operating support $5,000
Little Sisters of the Poor of Chicago General operating support $2,500
Mayo Clinic The Siragusa Family Foundation Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Scholar Fund $20,000
North Chicago Community Partners General operating support $10,000
Northwestern Settlement House in the Wood wilderness camp $5,000
Openlands General operating support $10,000
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 Farm Urban Agriculture Project General operating support $10,000
United Service Organizations (USO) – Midwest Region General operating support $10,000

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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.