Maywood Fine Arts dancers during a rehearsal earlier this year. | File
Friday, May 26, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Eleven nonprofits in the Chicago area are finalists to receive six $100,000 grants from the Impact 100 Chicago, a women’s philanthropic organization, according to a statement released by the nonprofit on May 22.
Among those finalists is Maywood Fine Arts, the venerable Maywood-based nonprofit that’s been providing lessons in music, dance, visual arts, marshal arts and other areas for 50 years.
Impact 100 officials said that more than 200 nonprofits in the Chicago area applied for the grants during the 2016-17 cycle.
“After comprehensive reviews and site visits by Impact 100 Chicago committees, these nonprofit finalists will present at Impact 100 Chicago’s annual Grant Award Celebrations in May and June,” the statement read.
“We are so impressed by the tremendous work conducted by our nonprofit applicants to improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals right here in the Chicagoland area,” said Michele Polvere, Impact 100’s board chair co-founder.
“We congratulate all of our finalists and are so excited to help these organizations turn their projects into reality – projects that help the under-served in our local communities.”
According to the statement, Impact 100 members combine their $1,000 membership donations before voting to select the grant winners. Those nonprofit finalists that don’t win the $100,000 grants will receive merit grants.
“Since its inception in 2010, Impact 100 Chicago has awarded more than $2 million in high impact grants that have a transformative effect on the receiving organizations and those they serve,” the statement reads.
For more information about Impact 100 Chicago, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant during the 2017-2018 cycle can view more about our process by clicking here. Nonprofit letters of inquiry will be accepted in fall 2017.
The finalists for the 2016-17 $100,000 grants are:
• Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
• Cabrini Green Legal Aid
• CASA of Cook County
• Chicago Debate Commission
• Chicago House and Social Service Agencies
• Evanston Scholars
• Eversight Illinois
• Juvenile Protective Association (JPA)
• Logan Square Neighborhood Association
• Maywood Fine Arts Association
• The People’s Music School