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Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

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