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 »
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 October 15th. 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.