New Capacity-Building Endeavors Green-Lighted Thanks to the Chicago Community Trust
This past spring, ITA was formally approved for two grants from the Chicago Community Trust. The grants, aptly named GO and Inspiring Philanthropy, are on ITA’s financial docket to contribute to the organization’s most recent endeavors of capacity-building, which promise that ITA will be nurtured for growth from numerous angles.
The Chicago Community Trust is “a community foundation dedicated to improving our region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy.” Among all its enterprises, the Trust finds special room in the implementation of its mission — to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and the prosperity of our region — to cater to non-profit organizations like ITA.
With a major relocation right around the corner, ITA is preparing to take its final step in maturing into its fully-fledged independence. Part of this shift includes strengthening its previously-offered services while simultaneously expanding its reach with the inauguration of new programs, for which ITA has been entrusted with the support of GO and Inspiring Philanthropy.
The General Operating Grants (GO Grants) program caters to nonprofit organizations that provide critical community services. The program offers accessible and flexible funding opportunities to these organizations through renewable support that aids sustainment of their missions.
Likewise, the Trust’s newly-awarded Inspiring Philanthropy Grants encourage continuing education and training for executive directors, board members, and other development professionals. This-coming April, Executive Director Jenni Rook and Development Manager Ellen Frolichstein will be attending Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management’s Fundraising & Marketing: Building Nonprofit Capacity program thanks to this generous gift.
ITA wishes to publicly thank the Chicago Community Trust for its generous contributions to aid our mission — to empower and energize individual, families, and communities to grow and heal through the creative arts therapies. With the help of the Trust, ITA will further cultivate and develop the therapeutic services it provides to thousands of individuals throughout Chicagoland and maintain a margin of excellence through newborn capacity-building endeavors.
For more information about the Chicago Community Trust and what they offer, visit them online at www.cct.org.