The Woods Fund Chicago Power of Community Award

The Woods Fund Chicago Power of Community Award recognizes an organizing campaign that has achieved and sustained a victory that measurably improves the vitality of a community and/or positively affects the quality of life of a group of people. Read more about the award »

The Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois for the Trust Act, a 2018 Power of Community Award winner

Due to the importance of health and safety for CNDA applicants and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person site visits that are traditionally part of the CNDA site visit process will be virtual meetings with applicants and volunteer judges to take place on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19. Given that change, each CNDA applicant this year has the option to submit a short video (2-4 minutes) or photographs or other visual images (8-10) along with an application. Videos and visual images should showcase the project or program and enhance the CNDA application. For example, video or visual images could provide a tour of a building/project, feature a series of brief interviews, or any creative way that features your work in action in the community. Video/visual images do not need to be professionally shot or edited. Please review the criteria for the CNDA category you are applying under to determine the content to feature in the video or images submitted.


Please include details on the nature of the victory (legislation passed, funding allocated due to advocacy, change in public or private sector process or decision etc.); and the timeline of the organizing campaign.
Please include details about key activities and/or milestones.


Up to 10 supporting materials or a video link can be included but are not required.
Only image files (.png, .jpg, etc.) and PDFs are accepted. Files must be a maximum of 5MB in size.
Link to a video hosted on a video-sharing service like Dropbox or YouTube.


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