Finalists

Learn more about all the Chicago Prize Finalists’ ideas. Pritzker Traubert Foundation stands committed to partner with these teams.

The Chicago Prize 2020 is about more than a single award. It is about advancing community-led ideas across the city. The big, bold, and audacious ideas curated and developed into compelling, investable business plans by teams in Austin, Englewood, Little Village, North Lawndale, and South Chicago require much more than a single commitment.

In order to help support their investment-ready ideas, the Foundation created the Chicago Prize 2020 Capital Matching Fund, offering up to $500,000 to each Finalist to support continued development of ideas and move one or more of each team’s projects “across the finish line” to create meaningful impact. We thank all the funders who have come forward to provide the match and much more. This effort has already increased the Chicago Prize 2020 commitment from $13 million made by the Foundation to over $35 million through the generosity of our funding partners and the City of Chicago.

An additional support provided to the community leaders is the Chicago Prize Finish Line Fund, which offers technical assistance (coordinated by The Chicago TREND Corporation) and funding to help accelerate more projects. This fund was established in partnership with JPMorgan Chase Foundation to support the implementation of the Chicago Prize 2020 Capital Matching Fund, continue to connect Finalist teams to networks across the city and beyond, and support their efforts to advance their ideas.

  • Austin – The Aspire Initiative: Building A Stronger Cradle-to-Career Pipeline in Austin

    Team

    • Westside Health Authority
    • Austin Coming Together
    • By the Hand Club
    • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
    • LISC Chicago
    • IFF
    • Lamar Johnson Collaborative
    • Purpose Built Communities
    • Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen
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  • Englewood – Go Green on Racine: An Englewood Rising Project

    Team

    • Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)
    • Teamwork Englewood
    • Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.)
    • E.G. Woode
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  • Little Village – Creating a Solidarity Economy: Centro de Solidaridad Mi Villita

    Team

    • Delta Institute
    • Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO)
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  • North Lawndale – Now Is the Time: Advancing North Lawndale Together

    Team

    • Lawndale Christian Development Corporation
    • Lawndale Christian Legal Center
    • New Covenant CDC
    • North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council
    • North Lawndale Employment Network
    • Sinai Community Institute
    • Sinai Health System
    • Under the Grid
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  • South Chicago – We’re Steel Here: Working Together to Reinvigorate South Chicago

    Team

    • Claretian Associates
    • Interfaith Housing Development Corporation
    • Special Service Area #5
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/School
    • Pilgrim Baptist Church
    • NeighborSpace
    • 10th Ward Alderwoman Susan Garza
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