It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground.   Chicago Urban League Grant Recipient –… Read More

Did you receive our latest newsletter update?  You can also view it here: February 2016 Be sure to join our newsletter mailing list to receive our latest updates!… Read More

Get IN Chicago is dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce youth violence. In addition to our rigorous evaluations, our position as a funder, measurement entity, and thought leader has given us insight into pressing issues faced by the Chicago nonprofit landscape. As we move into 2016, we reflect on five key learnings to date:… Read More

On Wednesday, February 17, we held a conference call to further explain the Summer 2016 funding opportunity and answer questions.  Below, we have included a run-down of most questions covered during the call. A recording of the call is also available here: Summer 2016 RFP Conference Call Recording. Full RFP information, including submission instructions and… Read More

At Get IN Chicago, we focus our energy on funding, measurement, and thought leadership.  Through our work, we hope to discover the best ways to reduce violence in Chicago.  We invest in a small number of programs that allow for rigorous evaluation and measurement.  Our ultimate goal is to use our findings to inform large-scale efforts, aligning state, federal, and… Read More

2015 marked Get IN Chicago’s first official summer funding cycle.  While the majority of our funding is dedicated to evidence-based programs ready for rigorous measurement, we adjust our approach for summer programs.  Summer is a time when violence peaks in Chicago.  Consequently, our summer funding guidelines place a high priority on whether an activity is safe, fun, and… Read More