In metropolitan areas, the efforts of different nonprofit organizations, or even different chapters of the same organization, may overlap and create inefficiencies. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago wished to merge and integrate with another regional chapter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County. By merging, the two organizations could reduce redundant efforts, serve children and families more effectively, increase the size of the board, increase the number of communities served, and leverage the increased resources to expand the number of programs offered. The merged organization serves the entire city of Chicago and its surrounding communities. A SeaChange-Lodestar grant provided support to facilitate the merger.
Grant Amount: $30,000
Year Granted: 2010
Grantee: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: IL - Illinois
Grantee Website: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago