EIN 46-1200279

I Grow Chicago NFP

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I Grow Chicago, NFP is organized exclusively for charitable and educationalpurposes in accord with section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of1986 and susequent amendments thereof related to charitable organizations.more specifically, the corpor...
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Program areas at I Grow Chicago NFP

Strive to thrivethe cornerstone of I Grow Chicago's programming is strive to thrive, which engages high-need englewood residents in individualized case management and wraparound services. Strive to thrive addresses the root causes of trauma and poverty, rather than simply "fixing" the symptoms. Using a tailored, culturally-competent approach, we help to identify and remove the barriers to success in a person's life, empowering them to change their outcomes and ultimately giving them the tools to change the outcomes of their community as well.
Community building and wellnesscentral to this program area and our violence reduction efforts is our wisdom council, made up of community elders who act as a neighborhood-led conflict mediation system. Additionally, this programming includes monthly community-building events like healing circles, community-designed neighborhood improvement initiatives (such as rehabilitating vacant lots and homes), creative expression through art and music, trauma healing through yoga and other mindfulness practices, and urban farming.
Children's programmingincludes born to thrive, a holistic approach to care that provides basic needs and wraparound services to facilitate healing and trauma resilience; life after school, our after school program for students ages 4-12 which offers tutoring, yoga, art, games, and mentorship; and summer of hope, a six-week summer day camp for children ages 5-12 that focuses on academic enrichment, culture, leadership development, and mindfulness.

Who funds I Grow Chicago NFP

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Topfer Family FoundationTo Support General Operating Expenses$105,000
Impact Grants Chicago$100,000
The Chicago Community TrustGeneral Operating Support$71,000
...and 22 more grants received totalling $548,213

Personnel at I Grow Chicago NFP

Sol AndersonExecutive Director
Karen ClarkDirector of Community Wellness
Quentin MablesDirector of Community Outr$46,408
Zelda MayerDirector of Development$50,558
Ken JohnsonDirector of Programs
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for I Grow Chicago NFP

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$877,838
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$2,962
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$6,129
Net income from fundraising events$113,749
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,000,678

Form 990s for I Grow Chicago NFP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-01-23990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-01-18990View PDF
...and 1 more Form 990

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $71,000 from The Chicago Community Trust
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $105,000 from Topfer Family Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
April 6, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsYouth development programsCharities
EducationHuman servicesChildren
Partially liquidatedFundraising eventsState / local levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
415 E North Water St No 2503
Chicago, IL 60611
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 286-7392
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
O50: Youth Development Programs, Other
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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