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Giving in Illinois, 2013

January 1, 2013

Illinois is home to a vibrant and growing grantmaking community addressing issues ranging from the arts to medical research to the sciences at the local, national, and even international level. Following are key indicators of the scope and giving priorities of the Illinois foundation community in 2011.

Understanding Foundation Expenses: Focus on Illinois

January 1, 2013

Understanding Foundation Expenses: Focus on Illinois defines and delineates charitable (programrelated) administrative and operating expenses, which are those that count toward a foundation's payout requirement. The report addresses specific questions such as: Which foundation costs are included in charitable administrative expenses? What are the limitations of Form 990-PF for reporting expenditures? How are charitable administrative expense levels measured? What are the most important factors driving expense levels? It also offers first-ever multi-year trend information (2008– 2010) detailing the expense practices of large Illinois independent foundations and compares them to the national experience.Intended for foundation leaders, policymakers, advocates, journalists, and the general public, this brief serves as a key resource for understanding foundation operating and administrative expenses and as an unbiased source of facts on actual practice in Illinois.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation 2010 Annual Report

January 25, 2011

Contains board chair's message, executive director's message, program information, grant guidelines, grants list, and lists of board members and staff. 2010 financial statements available at separate link.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation - 2009 Annual Report

December 31, 2009

Contains board chair's message, executive director's message, program information, grant guidelines, grants list, and lists of board members and staff. 2009 financial statements available at separate link.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation - 2008 Annual Report

December 12, 2008

Contains board chair's message, executive director's message, program information, financial statements, grants list, grant guidelines, and lists of board members and staff.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation - 2007 Annual Report

January 1, 2008

Contains board chair's message, executive director's message, program information, financial statements, grant summary, grant guidelines, and lists of board members and staff. Lists grants separately online.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation - 2006 Annual Report

January 1, 2007

Contains mission statement, board chair's and executive director's messages, program information, grantee profiles, grants list, financial statements, grant guidelines, and lists of board members and staff.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation - 2005 Annual Report

January 1, 2006

Contains mission statement, board chair's and executive director's messages, program information, grantee profiles, grants list, financial statements, grant guidelines, and lists of board members and staff.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation - 2004 Annual Report

May 31, 2005

Contains mission statement, board chair's and executive director's messages, program information, grantee profiles, grants list, financial statements, grant guidelines, and lists of board members and staff.

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation - 2003 Annual Report

May 31, 2004

Contains mission statement, board chair's and executive director's messages, program information, grantee profiles, grants list, financial statements, grant guidelines, and lists of board members and staff.

Ending Social Promotion: The Effects of Retention

March 1, 2004

This report and the companion report, Ending Social Promotion: Dropout rates in Chicago after implementation of the eighth-grade promotion gate, are the final two reports in the six-year ending social promotion series. This report describes the experiences of third- and sixth-grade students who did not meet Chicago Public Schools' promotional test-score cutoffs and were retained in grade. Researchers examine how the practices resulting from the policy affected the retention experience and evaluate the impact of retention on students' achievement growth and experiences in school.

Ending Social Promotion: Results from Summer Bridge

February 1, 2003

In the 1996-97 school year, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began a national trend when it included a required summer program, Summer Bridge, as a central component of its efforts to end social promotion. Over 21,000 students in the third, sixth, and eighth, or promotional gate grades, have attended Summer Bridge each year, making it one of the largest and most sustained summer school programs in the country. This report presents a rigorous and careful evaluation of Chicago's Summer Bridge program. It is designed to address the following central questions that arise in the use of summer programs to support low-achieving students under high-stakes testing: - To what extent is Summer Bridge effective in increasing students' test scores and allowing more students to be promoted? And, how do the short-term effects of the program vary by whether students have very low skills or are closer to the test scores required for promotion? - To what extent is there evidence that large-scale mandatory summer programs can produce uniform effects across students and schools? To what extent do summer programs like Summer Bridge provide positive learning environments for students? - How did staffing characteristics, teachers' implementation of the curriculum, and classroom learning environments shape the program's impacts? - Can a summer program provide help for low-achieving students that is sustained over time? Over the last four years, a team of researchers at the Consortium on Chicago School Research has assembled a diverse data set to examine these questions. We analyzed the achievement of all students in Summer Bridge, surveyed and interviewed participating teachers and students about their experiences, and conducted in-depth classroom observations in 12 schools. This report brings together this qualitative and quantitative research to take a multifaceted look at Summer Bridge from its inception through the summer of 2000.