Building Capacity

The Chicago Prize Finish Line Fund

The Chicago Prize Finish Line Fund was established in partnership with the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and We Rise Together (an initiative of the Chicago Community Trust) to help accelerate investment-ready projects submitted by Chicago Prize 2020 Finalists. Administered by Chicago TREND, the Finish Line Funds offers project implementation support, specialized industry expertise, and advisory services to the Finalist teams as they pursue their development objectives. The Fund is part of Pritzker Traubert Foundation’s ongoing commitment to helping advance the work of all Chicago Prize 2020 Finalists.

Related Investments

  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

    LISC equips struggling communities with the capital, strategy and know-how to become places where people can thrive. LISC currently operates in nearly half of the city’s communities with more than 70 organizations. The Pritzker Traubert Foundation is partnering with LISC to implement a capacity-building program launched with Urban Land Institute called the “YIELD Learning Network” for emerging minority developers and promising community-based organizations that have the potential to be critical change-makers in their community. Learn more about the need and program here.

  • Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA)

    CCA partners with civic and business leaders to develop and implement solutions to some of Chicago’s most important issues. The Pritzker Traubert Foundation supports CCA’s efforts to provide pro bono support to cross-sector projects in education, criminal justice, public safety, and economic vitality.

  • Bridgespan Leading for Impact

    Bridgespan is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, impact investors, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need. To address the complex and persistent challenges facing Chicago, we need to attract, develop, and retain first-rate leaders who will build high-impact organizations and advance innovative solutions. In collaboration with other local and national foundations, the Pritzker Traubert Foundation partners with Bridgespan to help 50 Chicago nonprofits and more than 200 leaders increase their impact and leadership capacity by the end of 2021.