Thanks to all who submitted LOIs for our Spring 2023 Cycle. Decisions will be sent to applicants on or before December 16th. For those who are invited to complete full applications or who are renewal applicants, applications are due January 30th.
The Foundation is pleased to announce the deadlines for the Spring and Fall 2023 cycles. Please note, all LOIs and applications are due on the deadline date on or before 11:59 PM, Central Time, unless otherwise noted.
Thanks to all who submitted LOIs for our Fall 2022 Cycle. Decisions will be sent to applicants by July 1st. For those who have been invited to complete full applications or who are renewal applicants, applications are due August 5th.
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation is delighted to welcome Mark Anthony Florido as the Program Officer for Social Impact. Mark Anthony will provide support and guidance to applicants and grantee partners within the Social Impact program area with a focus on Education.
The foundation’s Fall 2022 grant cycle is now open. The deadline for receipt of Performing Arts LOIs is Monday, June 6th at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
First time applicants should examine our online guidance within the FOR APPLICANTS tab, above, particularly the page, HOW TO APPLY.
Click here to access the 2022 Grant Cycle Calendar.
**For this grant cycle only, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation (PMAFF) will only consider new applicants/LOIs within our Performing Arts focus area. We are not accepting LOIs within the Conservation and Social Impact focus areas.
Due to limited capacity for new Social Impact grants for the Fall 2022 grant cycle, only renewal applicants will be considered for funding. If you’ve received a grant or grant payment in the last 12 months, please proceed to the eligibility quiz. The foundation regrets it is unable to accept unsolicited LOIs at this time. We hope to re-open the LOI portal for Conservation and Social Impact in 2023. Thank you for your understanding.
Within our Conservation portfolio, we are undertaking a strategic review and exploration to define priorities for grantmaking over the coming years. For this reason, we will not be accepting new LOIs or Applications for the Fall 2022 grant cycle. Multi-year commitments will remain in place. All renewal grantees will be advised by email of this change for this cycle. Grantees eligible for renewals in the Fall 2022 cycle will be contacted individually and LOIs/Applications accepted by invitation only.
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation has been a proud supporter of BUILD Chicago since 2015. BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development) is a comprehensive youth services organization that engages young people where they are – in schools, the courts, or the streets – providing the mentoring and support they need to persist through the systemic obstacles around them. Founded in 1969 on Chicago’s West Side, BUILD has always focused on the hardest-to-reach youth – youth facing violence, mental health trauma, imbalanced policing, disinvested schools, and countless other intersectional challenges. By building trust and creating safe spaces, BUILD helps young people heal, develop resilience, discover talents, engage with school and work, realize their potential, and achieve positive futures. “BUILD is honestly about teaching you how to make your dreams happen,” says Cortez Dean, a former BUILD youth himself, who now works as a full-time mentor.
Each of BUILD’s programs addresses a different set of needs, and is designed to be combined with others as each youth requires. The Intervention program helps gang- and justice- involved youths step away from violence through intensive mentoring, violence interruption, resources, school re-engagement and gang detachment. Prevention focuses on younger, elementary and middle-school aged youths in schools, helping them avoid violence and gang involvement by fostering the skills, attitudes, and habits of success. Enrichment provides a variety of creative activities from art and music to sports and gardening, helping youths discover their creativity, positively express themselves, explore new talents, and gain leadership and work experience. Education/BUILDing Futures helps youth prepare for post-secondary education, teaching skills to succeed in school and prepare for college and careers. The Clinical and Community Wellness team wraps mental health care around all other services, providing therapy, on-call crisis response, case management, and court advocacy to youth and families impacted by community violence and trauma. Through all these programs, BUILD connects with over 5,000 youth and family members each year.
It’s a lot of services, but as any BUILD mentor will tell you, the common thread is making young people feel safe and cared for. “We make sure that kids don’t just feel like they’re part of just a program,” says Jeremy Mercado, an Intervention Specialist in middle schools. “It’s a family, it’s a brother and sisterhood.”
Potential doesn’t discriminate – only opportunity does, and BUILD believes that, with the care they need and deserve, every young person has potential to bloom into something beautiful and strong. “I feel loved when I come to BUILD,” says 15-year old Lanita. And that’s the most powerful service of all.
To learn more about BUILD Chicago, please visit their website.
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation is delighted to welcome Amanda Nickson as the Senior Program Officer for Ocean Conservation. This is a new position for the foundation. Amanda will provide support and guidance to applicants and grantees within the Conservation focus area.
This is a new position, and the successful candidate will play a key role in evaluating funding requests in the Foundation’s Social Impact – Education grantmaking portfolio. This is a full-time position. For more information, click here.
The Foundation is pleased to announce the deadlines for the Fall 2022 cycle. Please note, all LOIs are due on the deadline date on or before 11:59 PM, Central Time, unless otherwise noted.
- We will begin accepting LOIs (Letters of Inquiry) for the Fall 2022 cycle on Monday, May 2, 2022
- LOIs are due Monday, June 6, 2022
- Full applications (if LOI is approved) are due Friday, August 5, 2022
- Awards will be announced by the early-November, 2022
As always, please do not hesitate to contact the foundation office at any time with questions.
The LOI process for our Spring 2022 grant cycle is now closed. Thanks to all who submitted. We are currently reviewing them and will be returning decisions in the coming weeks.