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November 2021

Field Awards $1M to 34 Local Organizations

By Field News

In this newsletter
you will find:


  • Congratulations to our Fall 2021 Grantees 
  • Field welcomes new Grants Administrator Zoe Magierek
  • Field in the News 


Meet our Fall 2021

The Field Foundation proudly announces its Fall 2021 grantees. In this grant cycle we awarded more than $1 million to 34 organizations—new and returning grantee partners—that are located in and/or focused on communities highlighted in Field’s heat map. As always, the majority of our dollars are given to BIPOC visionaries that are working to change systems, narratives, policies and support creative enterprise.

Congratulations to all of our Fall 2021 grantees, whose impact in the areas of Art, Justice and Media & Storytelling continues to transform Chicago. Click on the logos to learn more about each organization.



Media & Storytelling 

Welcome Field’s New Grants Administrator Zoe Magierek

The Field Foundation recently welcomed Zoe Magierek as its new Grants Administrator. Previously, she was the Manager of Knowledge Service at Forefront and has worked as a librarian in special, academic and medical libraries. She actively volunteers with children and animals, and serves as the vice-chair of the Library Technical Assistant program advisory board at Wright College. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in library science from Dominican University. Welcome, Zoe!

Field in the News… 

Photo of analía rodríguez taken at Field offices at FBRK Impact House by José M. Osorio, courtesy of Chicago Tribune.

In October, the Chicago Tribune profiled Leadership Investment Program Officer analía rodríguez and their leadership journey from organizer and Awardee in the first Leaders for a New Chicago cohort, to a funder who now manages the program.

Says analía in the story: “By coming together, we can make changes that will reach and benefit others outside of our communities. Organizing is about building relationships, building community and growing together. A big part of it is leadership development. I have now the opportunity to continue organizing in a different context, supporting the development of leaders as a funder.”