This is a new position, and the successful candidate will help shape and grow the conservation work of the Foundation. The Senior Program Officer–Ocean Conservation will work closely with the board member overseeing the conservation work of the Foundation. This is a full-time position, remotely working from any US location. For more information, click here.
Since its founding in 1995, About Face has been dedicated to developing new work in Chicago and supporting LGBTQ+ artists at different stages in their process and careers. To date, About Face has presented 48 world-premiere plays, which have won critical acclaim and major recognitions including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and 16 Joseph Jefferson Awards.
The cast of About Face Youth Theatre’s production of 20/20. Photo by Michael Brosilow
About Face educational programs combine learning techniques of theatre as a means of activism with a brave space for LGBTQ+ community building. About Face Youth Theatre, now in its 22nd year, provides free theatre training, leadership development, and opportunities for developing and performing in new plays for public audiences.
About Face recently took its commitment to education and the community even further when it announced its new Green Room Collective, which is a paid mentorship program for early-career LGBTQ+ arts leaders. And in June 2021, AFT awarded grants to two local LGBTQ+ playwrights to support their creative work. The playwrights each received $2,000 grant awards for use in their art-making processes.
Scott Bradley in Packing. Photo by Nathanael Filbert
All AFT programs are designed to empower people of all generations within the LGBTQ+ community and its Equity mainstage productions speak to the political urgency of this moment by addressing challenging social problems. The work onstage as well as auxiliary programs reveal community strategies for persistence and joy, acknowledge specific ways that social inequalities impact LGBTQ+ people, and strengthen networks of support.
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation (PMAFF) has been a proud supporter of About Face Theatre (AFT) since 2015. AFT currently receives general operating support from PMAFF. Past support has included production-specific funding so AFT could share LGBTQ+ stories such as Audrey Cefaly’s THE GULF and R. Eric Thomas’ TIME IS ON OUR SIDE.
Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers in The Gulf. Photo by Michael Brosilow
For more information, visit aboutfacetheatre.com
The Foundation is pleased to announce the deadlines for the Spring 2022 cycle. Please note, all LOIs 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 2021 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 6th.
The foundation’s Fall 2021 grant cycle is now open. The deadline for receipt of LOIs is Monday, June 7th 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 complete 2021 Grant Cycle Calendar.
** Please note, for Social Causes and Performing Arts renewal grantees, an LOI is not required. Please take the eligibility quiz to be directed to the full application.
The Board of Directors and staff of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation join many others in condemning attacks on our Asian American and Pacific Islander community members, including last week’s tragic mass murder of eight innocent people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian women. Our hearts go out to the victims’ families as well as to the entire Asian-American community. We are reminded once again that white supremacy and hateful rhetoric have devastating, and, too often, fatal consequences.
The drastic increase in harassment and attacks against Asian Americans over the past year shows us how quickly hatred and intolerance can spread when amplified by people in some of the most powerful positions in our country—and when perpetrators are not held accountable for their actions. Words of support are not enough. We all must do our part and act. We are grateful to the many organizations working to dismantle racism and white supremacy and who are sharing their resources and expertise. Please check out some resources compiled by Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and show up however you can:
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation is pleased to have provided funding to Growing Home over the last six years.
Growing Home believes that everyone deserves a good job, to eat well, and to live in a vibrant, supportive community. The organization proudly runs three of Chicago’s first high-production, USDA-certified organic urban farms in the Englewood community of Chicago. Their mission is to operate, promote, and demonstrate the use of organic urban agriculture as a powerful and therapeutic vehicle for job training, employment, food access and community development. Through this innovative workforce development program, Growing Home helps individuals overcome the barriers created by criminal records, homelessness, or lack of job histories to become successful members of Chicago’s workforce. Growing Home also partners with local community organizations to offer workshops on gardening, nutrition, and cooking with produce.
Despite the global pandemic, Growing Home continues to grow to meet community needs. In April, the organization opened a new Honore Street South farm for more growing and training space. Growing Home was able to train over 50 people in the workforce development program by transitioning the classroom portion to a virtual format, including virtual elevator pitch workshops. Additionally, staff made wellness check calls to over 500 past participants to ensure they could meet basic needs and connect them to emergency assistance when necessary. Growing Home also partnered with local organizations to offer CSA’s in Englewood at no cost to residents as well as engage in door-to-door delivery and food drives.
For more information on Growing Home, visit https://growinghomeinc.org
The Board of Directors of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation is pleased to announce it has approved over $12.2M for new and renewed grants in the Fall 2020 grant cycle. Congratulations to all of our grantee partners!
The LOI process for our Spring 2021 grant cycle is now closed. Thanks to all who submitted. We are currently reviewing them and will be returning decisions in the coming weeks.
The Foundation is pleased to announce the grant cycle calendars for 2021. Please note, all LOIs are due on the deadline date on or before 11:59 PM, Central Time, unless otherwise noted.