Highlights

Highlights

  •  02/17/2020

    Chicago Prize Finalist: ‘Go Green on Racine: An Englewood Rising Project’

    The Pritzker Traubert Foundation is offering a $10 million grant to a single community-driven initiative aimed at bettering the lives of residents on the South or West Side of Chicago.

    Reset sits down with one of the Chicago Prize finalists, “Go Green on Racine: An Englewood Rising Project,” to hear about their proposal.

    GUESTS: Asiaha Butler, executive director at Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.)

    Rami Nashashibi, Executive Director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)

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  •  02/07/2020

    Chicago Prize Finalist: ‘Now Is The Time: Advancing North Lawndale Together’

    The Pritzker Traubert Foundation is offering a $10 million grant to a single community-driven initiative aimed at bettering the lives of residents on the South or West Side of Chicago.

    Reset sits down with one of the Chicago Prize finalists, “Now Is The Time: Advancing North Lawndale Together,” to hear about their proposal.

    GUESTS: Rodney Brown, executive member of the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council subcommittee

    Haman Cross III, artist with Freedom House Studios

    Debra Wesley, president of Sinai Community Institute

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  •  01/13/2020

    Chicago Prize Finalist: ‘Working Together To Reinvigorate The South Side’

    The Pritzker Traubert Foundation is offering a $10 million grant to a single community-driven initiative aimed at bettering the lives of residents on the South or West Side of Chicago.

    Reset sits down with one of the Chicago Prize finalists, “Working Together To Reinvigorate The South Side,” to hear about their proposal.

    GUESTS: Angela Hurlock, executive director of Claretian Associates

    Perry Vietti, president of Interfaith Housing Development Corporation

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  •  12/11/2019

    $10 million Chicago Prize finalists want to revitalize 6 South, West side neighborhoods

    Teams from six South and West side neighborhoods are in the running for $10 million to fund a variety of proposals — from clean-energy projects to affordable housing initiatives — that would create economic opportunities in their areas.

    More than 80 teams pitched their project ideas to the Pritzker Traubert Foundation for its Chicago Prize Challenge. The competition’s six finalists — who all won $100,000 planning grants — were announced Wednesday evening at the Hatchery in East Garfield Park.

    “We invited every community on the South and West sides to tell us what they think should happen in their neighborhoods,” said Bryan Traubert, a foundation trustee and husband of former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “We wanted to be more equitable, expand our reach and be open to new ideas and organizations we didn’t know and haven’t worked with before.”

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  •  12/11/2019

    One of these groups will get $10 million to help boost a disadvantaged neighborhood

    The Pritzker Traubert Foundation today identified six finalists for its Chicago Prize, a competition that it announced in April as an effort to invest in the neighborhoods’ economic future. A jury selected the six, which will now each receive $100,000 to work on their proposals, from about 80 applicants.

    “We know that talent is universal, but opportunity is not,” former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker told Crain’s in advance of the announcement. She and her husband, Bryan Traubert, a physician, head the Pritzker Traubert Foundation. (Gov. J.B. Pritzker is Penny Pritzker’s brother.) “We want to bring private capital into these underinvested neighborhoods, to give folks the opportunity to use their extraordinary talent in their neighborhoods. We want them to have the opportunity to say what their neighborhood needs, not (hear it) from some glass tower in the Loop.”

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  •  12/11/2019

    Finalists Announced for the $10 Million Chicago Prize

    Six community teams have been named as Finalists for the Chicago Prize, a single $10 million grant to a highly collaborative project that uses physical development and investment in community and the local economy to improve the well-being of residents on Chicago’s South and/or West Side. The Finalists were announced and recognized at an event at The Hatchery on Chicago’s West Side.

    The Finalists will each receive $100,000 and technical assistance to further refine their plan and make their case for the $10 million grant.

    The Finalist projects are:

    • Catalytic Development of Auburn Gresham (Auburn Gresham)
    • Economic Equity and Opportunity via A Little Village Community Hub (South Lawndale)
    • Go Green on Racine: An Englewood Rising Project (West Englewood and Englewood)
    • Now Is the Time: Advancing North Lawndale Together (North Lawndale)
    • The Aspire Initiative: Building A Stronger Cradle-to-Career Pipeline in Austin (Austin)
    • Working Together to Reinvigorate South Chicago (South Chicago)
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  •  08/09/2019

    Getting to Go: Chicago Prize Evaluation Report

    In just under ten months, the Pritzker Traubert Foundation (PTF) will announce the winner of the Chicago Prize, created to stimulate local economic activity, strengthen community and social cohesion, and enhance the well-being and economic mobility to Chicago’s South and West Sides. PTF is working alongside Susan Lloyd of Lloyd Consulting to help document the process of the Chicago Prize and capture what PTF and other foundations can learn from the competition. Throughout the duration of the Chicago Prize, Susan will be delivering reports that give an inside look on the development and implementation of the Chicago Prize. Read the first report today, which outlines the goals, constituents, and design of the competition.

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  •  07/15/2019

    Reinventing Cities: Penny at the Aspen Ideas Festival

    Last month, Penny was invited to speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival⁠—a festival held for leaders from across the globe and disciplines to present the ideas and issues that are impacting our lives and what they are doing to combat them. Throughout her presentations, Penny primarily focused on one issue that the city of Chicago is facing: falling behind in the technology race. Despite being the third largest city in the nation and being home to 35 of the Fortune 500 companies, “Chicago is punching below its weight as a tier one tech city” said the former Secretary of Commerce. The Pritzker Traubert Foundation is preparing for the future of work and investing in the economic future of communities, and has launched the Chicago Prize, a 10 million grant for a community initiative that will promote economic development in Chicago’s South and West Sides. Watch Penny’s session to learn more.

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  •  07/11/2019

    VIDEO: Chicago Prize Q&A Webinar

    We invited registered applicants of the Chicago Prize to join us for an informational Q&A webinar on Tuesday, July 2. Our team shared more information about the initiative and answered lots of questions.

    If you have any further questions after viewing the webinar, please email questions@chicagoprize.org. Please note that in order to ensure fairness and transparency, we are not able to share specific feedback on your proposed initiatives prior to the submission deadline.

    Thanks for your interest in the Chicago Prize and we look forward to learning more about your efforts.

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  •  07/10/2019

    The Zip Code Reality: Where You Live Matters

    Penny joined industry leaders at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss geographic opportunity across the US. Learn more about and watch the recorded session below.

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