Region(s):
Chicago
Subject Area:
Community Improvement/Capacity Building
Donor Partner:
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Competition status: Registration Closed; In Process

Chicago Prize

On April 16, 2019, the Pritzker Traubert Foundation launched the Chicago Prize to award $10 million to a community-led, investment-ready initiative that will create a better economic future for residents on Chicago’s South and/or West Side. The application period is closed.

Imagine you have $10 million to build something vital in your community. Would you repurpose buildings, reimagine a park, build vibrant affordable housing, revitalize commercial corridors or advance another innovative idea? What would you do to make your vision for Chicago a reality?

The Pritzker Traubert Foundation (PTF) launched the Chicago Prize to award $10 million to a single initiative on the South and/or West Side that uses physical development and revitalization to create and strengthen civic infrastructure that catalyzes economic opportunities and improves the well-being of residents. PTF seeks to lift bold ideas that activate existing community plans and are led by teams with deep community partnerships and the expertise to leverage the grant, implement the initiative, and create impact.

On December 11, 2019, the Pritzker Traubert Foundation highlighted 20 top-ranked ideas: six Finalist teams that will continue to work toward the $10 million Chicago Prize investment and 14 other top-ranked proposals that were acknowledged for the strength of their ideas, team, and plan for their community. Read the Chicago Prize booklet to learn more.

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