A Look Inside the Sidney & Lisa Glenner Foundation’s Chicago-Area Jewish Giving

A Look Inside the Sidney & Lisa Glenner Foundation’s Chicago-Area Jewish Giving

Based in suburban Skokie, the Sidney and Lisa Glenner Foundation has consistently maintained a low profile. To help Chicago-area grantseekers know this funder a bit better, here are a few insights about the Glenner’s charitable giving.

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A Closer Look at a New Women-Led, Black-Focused Giving Circle in Chicago

A Closer Look at a New Women-Led, Black-Focused Giving Circle in Chicago

The giving circle movement has been growing fast in recent years, drawing in new kinds of donors. A case in point is an effort on the South Side of Chicago that describes itself as a “fierce group of women paving a path of investment into women-of-color-led community initiatives.”

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Unlocking Potential: What a Funder is Doing Around Chicago’s Rivers

Unlocking Potential: What a Funder is Doing Around Chicago’s Rivers

In Chicago, some funders and civic leaders see transforming the city’s extensive river system as an opportunity to advance environmental goals while also bringing people together in creative ways. The Chicago Community Trust is a key leader of this work.

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No One Can Do It Alone: How Chicago Funders Are Taking on Domestic Violence

No One Can Do It Alone: How Chicago Funders Are Taking on Domestic Violence

Despite the pervasiveness of domestic violence, this problem has never been high on philanthropy’s agenda. That’s starting to change in Chicago, thanks to a collaboration that includes some of the city’s most prominent foundations.

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“Running Wild With Ideas.” How Small-Scale, Teacher-Led Grants Can Change Classrooms

“Running Wild With Ideas.” How Small-Scale, Teacher-Led Grants Can Change Classrooms

In an era when so many K-12 funders aim to transform public school systems, the Chicago Foundation for Education works to help teachers do their jobs better, typically with very small grants. What’s the impact?

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"A Systemic Problem." What These Funders Are Doing About Domestic Violence in Chicago

"A Systemic Problem." What These Funders Are Doing About Domestic Violence in Chicago

As Crown Family Philanthropies moves into its seventh decade of giving, it’s teamed up with the Chicago Foundation for Women and other local funders to step up the fight against domestic violence in its home city.

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