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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic founders reflect on SMART Growth Grant Program

by Kate Rooney
Jul 29, 2014


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Student improvises on the flute at Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Jazz Academy at Daystar Academy on Tuesday.

The Chicago Community Trust is taking applications for the SMART Growth Grant Program that helps Chicago arts organizations get on their feet. The $1 million pool will be divided into grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000. Chicago Jazz Philharmonic founders, in their fourth year of the grant program, discuss how investments in grassroots organizations benefit Chicago as a whole.