Thank You Supporters of FORA
Last updated: October 2022
Everything that we do would not be possible without the generous support of organizations and individuals — both in our neighborhood and across the country.
In February 2022, we were incredibly grateful to receive a grant from The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Through their Zakat Fund, which is made up of contributions from individuals in the Chicago community, the CIOGC empowers local organizations, and we were genuinely honored that our efforts were deemed worthy of the CIOGC’s support. In compliance with Zakat specifications, we put this funding toward top notch educational software, which, paired with our 1:1 tutoring program, provides our students with the tools they need to be able to turn their dreams into reality.
In April, we were further honored with a grant from the Helen Brach Foundation. Through their generosity, we were able to support our Family School Partnership Program. This program helps extensively with breaking down the barriers between school and family access. With the support of the Helen Brach Foundation, we were able to empower families to become active participants in their childrens’ education and thereby ensure our students have the support they need to learn and grow into their full potential.
Later in May, we were awarded a grant from the Chicago Community Trust. This trust helps foster an equitable environment full of opportunity and prosperity for all folks throughout Chicago. With their support, we were able to continue to enhance FORA’s daily functioning and support to all of our programs.
Furthermore, in June, we were honored with a grant from the Society for Science. This foundation funds grants for nonprofit organizations that provide engaging STEM education to minority youth populations. We were ecstatic to use their support to maintain our burgeoning robotics program. Our robotics program is one of our students' greatest joys!
Also in June, FORA was awarded a grant from the W.P. and H.B. White Foundation. With their generous support, we are able to continue HDT programming, where we provide students with individualized curricula and personalized learning plans and regular progress updates, all a means of supporting these students in their educational endeavors and setting them up for success.
We are beyond grateful for all that our supporters do. They ensure that our empowerment center continues to provide the support our students and their families need to flourish. As we continue to expand in ways that would have seemed unimaginable three years ago, we look forward to furthering such connections in the new year!
Our most heartfelt thanks go out to our generous sponsors.