Illinois Civic Engagement Project: Funders/partners
Caterpillar Inc. and State Farm Insurance donated a combined $45,000 to the United Way of Illinois to become the first two major funders. The Woods Fund of Chicago provided a grant of $65,000. The McCormick Tribune Foundation of Chicago is providing $30,000 to help with the conference. Also, the Donors Forum of Chicago has agreed to be a major non-funding partner to provide advice on the project, including conceptualization of the survey, establishing a steering committee, and creating strategies for the follow-up action steps.