GATZ - due (contact the GATX Corporation for info)

Name:

GATX

Purpose:

To help improve communities by proactively selecting and supporting significant issues relevant to the economic viability of our local communities nationwide, through initiatives that are consistent with GATX's business interests.

Eligibility:

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Strategic Issues: GATX will consider funding programs in the following areas of interest:

Education

- address the intellectual and emotional development of you children;

- seek to prepare students academically and socially for successful high school and college careers;

- provide academic support to youth in higher education;

- offer comprehensive arts education to our schools, especially those that integrate the arts

into the school curriculum;

- provide adult literacy education, because the underlying success of a child's academic development is parental involvement.

Environment

- address air and water pollution;

- water or land conservation;

- beautification;

- preservation and open space.

Strengthening Families

- provide adults with skills training and placement services, as economic hardship has a

significant impact on the lives of children;

- seek to prevent violence in the home or in the community, as children need a safe and

nurturing environment in order to thrive;

- enable families to access quality health care services, especially preventive services;

- enhance family communications and improve parenting capabilities;

- work to remedy the lack of affordable housing which weakens families' and impairs some

families' ability to care for children.

Geographic Commitment:

Priority to nonprofit organizations serving the Chicagoland area.

Grant Award:

Amount varies. While most grants will be restricted to program or project funding, consideration may also be given to: capital support, start up or seed money for pilot projects, and challenge grants to leverage additional community support.

Deadline:

For information regarding the 2006 application process, please email GATX Corporation at community@gatx.com

Link to Corporation:

http://www.gatx.com/common/about/community/chicago.asp