The Fry Foundation is pleased to announce that Chicago Public Media is the recipient of a two-year, $80,000 grant for WBEZ’s Education Desk. The Education Desk brings public attention to the critical issues facing the region’s education system through its ongoing coverage of federal, state and local education policy issues. Throughout the year, WBEZ invites listeners to become more informed and knowledgeable participants in efforts to improve schools.
The Community Renewal Society received a two-year, $160,000 grant in support of Catalyst Chicago and the Chicago Reporter. Through in-depth investigation and analysis often unavailable through mainstream media, Catalyst Chicago and the Chicago Reporter provide the tools and information necessary for individuals to participate in critical dialogue about local, political and social issues. A social justice organization, Community Renewal Society has been collaborating with other community organizations and raising public awareness on significant issues such as education, criminal justice, housing, health, and youth in the Chicago metropolitan area for the last 130 years.
Erie Neighborhood House is the recipient of a two-year, $180,000 grant for the Allied Health Care Career Network (the Network). Launched through a collaborative partnership with Association House, Chicago Commons, National Latino Education Institute, and the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness, the Network provides low-income adults with access to career opportunities within the health care field. Each partner organization offers job training and education programing designed to aid students seeking employment in positions such as certified nursing assistants, certified medical assistants, phlebotomists, and pharmacy techs.
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is the recipient of a $25,000 grant for the Connect2Care program. Developed in partnership with healthcare and human service providers across the city of Chicago, the Connect2Care program provides a cohesive support service network to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The program will offer coordinated care between medical and social services.
The Fry Foundation has four funding areas: Arts Education, Education, Employment and Health. Across all of our funding areas, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation’s focus is on helping organizations: build capacity to enhance the quality of services and better assess the impact of programs; develop successful program innovations that other organizations in the field can learn from or adopt; and share knowledge so that information which can help low-income communities and individuals is widely and readily available.
Education, prosperity, and hope for all is the vision behind the Fry Foundation’s grantmaking. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that have the strength and commitment to improve conditions for low-income, underserved Chicago residents. The Foundation has awarded more than $150 million in grants since 1983.