It was a difficult process to choose from so many creative and exciting grant applications, and we wish we had the ability to fund more of them...Here are the folks receiving this round of Micro Grants!
Ag47 Ag47 is a Logan Square based art mentorship program serving pre-teen & teenage girls. Through collaboration and one-to-one mentorship, women and girls share stories about their lives, take risks, ask questions and use arts to respond. By presenting their work to a public audience, Ag47 provides girls with the chance to be heard and their communities with the chance to listen. Girls have something to say. Ag47 amplifies their voices.
Knights in Bronze Knights in Bronze is a safe haven for at-risk boys ages 8-15 in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. Fathers and adult male role models teach the fundamentals of chess and then apply the skills toward the boys' future endeavors in academics, sports and daily life. The boys even make their own chess sets from rock quartz while they are learning the game's fundamentals.
Katelyn Funderburk's 4th grade class Katelyn and her Chicago Public School 4th grade class had a simple request: a visit to The Field Museum. Despite living only 2 miles from the Loop on Chicago's West side, none of these students have ever been to The Field Museum. We can't wait to hear all about it!
Donna Goode Donna is an artist and a senior citizen dealing with the realities of living on a fixed income. We are proud to offer our support for her lifetime love of sketching the people of Chicago.
Thanks again to all of our applicants. You really made an amazing effort and we wish you the best of luck with all of your wonderful projects!