Stardust Fund garners new grantee, Stand Together
In May 2018, GPD committed a $50,000 annual endowment to Stand Together Foundation that will bring the success of its Catalyst Program to new prospects and neighborhoods across the City of Chicago. The Catalyst Program takes a venture philanthropy approach to non-government organizations and initiatives and focuses on issues like workforce development, at-risk youth, housing, substance abuse, criminal justice, homelessness, education, hunger, and more to motivate positive social change. Through the course of the program, cohorts of 10-15 individuals work with Stand Together stakeholders, like GPD, to encounter new ideas, seize opportunities to collaborate, and work to grow, scale, replicate, and create long-lasting social change.
Stardust Highlight: Chicago Project on Security and Threats
GPD has committed a three-year, $75,000 grant to support the University of Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST). Founded in 2004 by Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science, CPOST is an international security affairs research institute based at the University of Chicago and is best known for creating and maintaining the most comprehensive and transparent suicide attack database available. CPOST is also working to create a non-partisan open-source toolkit to better address emerging threats for government and corporate partners while training the next generation of difference-makers in policy, business, the military, and academia. More information on CPOST can be found by visiting their website at https://cpost.uchicago.edu.
For updates on our activities with GPD’s smaller grantees, please visit the Stardust Fund page.