A program of Field Foundation
supported by the MacArthur Foundation
When we build out the Leaders for a New Chicago Award each year we ask: “What does leadership mean? What kinds of models are working to create a more equitable Chicago? How does leadership manifest in traditional and non-traditional ways? How do we uplift both individual and collective leadership?” We seek out, listen to, and document feedback from leaders across Chicago that are doing work from grassroots organizations, collectives, co-ops, traditional as well as non-traditional nonprofits.
Since 2019, individuals from the two Leaders cohorts have been embedded in their communities and worked diligently to meet the community needs. Awardees represent diversity of religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and expertise, and those from different geographies and income levels. Some are organizers, some are co-founders, some are part of collectives or shared leadership models. All of them work within the Field Foundation’s program areas of Justice, Art and Media & Storytelling.
Help us build the next cohort by learning more about the award, important dates, requirements and more by visiting the Leaders for a New Chicago portal on our website, attending an informational webinar from 10:30 am to Noon, Tuesday, January 12, or by contacting us.
The nomination portal opens on February 1st.
Leadership Investment Program Officer