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SPONSORSHIPS & EXTERNAL GRANTS

MISSION-BASED SPONSORSHIPS

In addition to our annual Community Builder's Grant, we love to support our community with in-kind donations and/or discounts on a rolling basis & whenever possible. These sponsorships often prioritize mission-based projects that focus on social change.


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Recent & Current Recipients

Manifold

"Inspired by 'Paris Is Burning' and 'Random Acts of Flyness', this experimental anthology docuseries explores the nuances of queerness by featuring the intersecting life stories and experiences of Black LGBTQ people across Chicago.

This collaborative production platforms the creative works and visions of queer Black people from various disciplines — poets, performers, organizers, musicians, and more — to express the real life experiences of the Black LGBTQ community.

Each episode will have a new topic, different protagonists, and variable artistic storytelling styles."

Edifye

Edifye is a non-profit organization that connects professional athletes & other platformed entertainers to the local/down-ballot issues that they care about. At Edifye, we do two things: find the specific reasons WHY each person is in this fight for equity and reparations, then connect them to the resources to act on it. We want to identify where players can really move the needle, and what their respective cities actually need — symbolic gestures and donations to team charities are nice, but we’re focusing on mutual aid and using the levers of local government for lasting change. Those in power want to see pro athletes “SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE.” We’ll work together to tailor their message and turn up the speakers.

Otis' Dream

In 1946, when attempting to vote was literally deadly, some among us were willing to do whatever was necessary to vote. This film follows Otis Moss, Sr. through his day long journey to cast his ballot in rural Georgia. Powerful, poignant, and prescient as today’s struggles with voter suppression multiply.