• Challenge: Chicago lacks
    coordinated access to the
    arts and training of arts
    educators
    response: Creating collaborative delivery of
    arts learning in Chicago Public Schools
    ARTS education | SECTOR BUILDING | ingenuity incorporated
  • Challenge: INDIVIDUALS lack
    opportunities to listen to
    diverse opinions and
    perspectives
    response: Creating environments for self
    expression and learning from others
    CIVIC AFFAIRS | CIVIC DISCOURSE | neighborhood writing alliance
  • Challenge: NEARLY 50% OF
    CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL
    FRESHMEN DROP OUT FROM
    HIGH SCHOOL
    response: PROVIDING STRONG SCHOOLS FOR
    ALL STUDENTS TO GRADUATE ABLE TO
    SUCCEED IN COLLEGE
    EDUCATION | PROMISING SCHOOLS | learn charter school
  • Challenge: The Great Lakes
    are under threat
    response: addressing new pollutants that
    threaten drinking water and ecosystem health
    ENVIRONMENT | GREAT LAKES PRESERVATION | the alliance for the great lakes
  • Challenge: More than 1.3
    million Chicago residents
    lack adequate health
    coverage
    response: providing free healthcare for
    students and communities
    HEALTH | ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE | erie family health center
  • Challenge: Safe and
    affordable housing is
    difficult to maintain in the
    face of poverty
    response: providing programs to help
    families achieve financial stability
    HUMAN SERVICES | COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | centers for working families
  • Challenge: The Jewish
    Community needs to remain
    vibrant and relevant
    JEWISH CHARITABLE | enriching the jewish experience in the u.s. | birthright israel
    response: INSPIRING STUDENTS TO DEVELOP A STRONG
    JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH QUALITY PROGRAMS

Upcoming Deadlines

Fall 2014


LOI Submission Deadline
Monday, June 2
Friday, June 27 (Jewish only)

Proposal Invitation Deadline
Wednesday, June 18
Rolling (Jewish only)

Proposal Submission Deadline
Wednesday, July 9
Rolling (Jewish only)

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Review our eligibility requirements

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Read our program descriptions

Step 3

Submit your Letter of Intent (LOI)

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About us

In 2009, after more than 60 years of family grant-making under the name Arie and Ida Crown Memorial, Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) was developed to represent an array of family grant-making practices. 

Our program areas include the Arts, Civic Affairs, Education, Environmental, Health, Human Services and Jewish causes. Dividing our philanthropic investments into the program areas listed above, all applicants must meet the basic as well as program-specific guidelines to be considered for funding. We have built the CFP model on a social contract of engagement, trust, and collective participation of family members to address aspirations for social change.

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