Chicago Beyond is looking to support organization’s with ideas/approaches that help youth succeed. They are now accepting applications nationwide for the second annual Go Innovate Challenge. The Go Innovate Challenge is a competition designed to identify and support transformative, innovative programs, ideas and approaches that have the potential to dramatically impact life outcomes for young people. To participate, interested organizations simply need to submit a 90-second video that describes the program, idea, or approach.
Formed in 2016, Chicago Beyond is a venture philanthropy fund that was created to transform the lives of marginalized young people through two critical issues – safety and educational attainment. The Go Innovate Challenge is part of Chicago Beyond’s effort to build a diverse portfolio of great ideas and partners – from established organizations with proven results to the newest and most innovative early-stage programs and organizations.
Winners of the Go Innovate Challenge will be awarded up to $2 million each and will have the opportunity to work closely with Chicago Beyond to learn from the impact of their program, idea or approach with the goal of growing their initiative. Depending on the specific needs of an organization, Chicago Beyond has the ability to enlist third-party consultants and university research partners to take part in strategic planning and study. Chicago Beyond’s mission is to help organizations achieve their mission.
This is a wonderful opportunity for organizations or initiatives that are currently working to improve youth safety and educational attainment. If you know of nonprofits that should participate, please encourage them to apply for this opportunity. Chicago Beyond is accepting applications now through Friday, July 7. To learn more about the Go Innovate Challenge and how to apply, click here.