Partners

Our partners come from all over the country, but are centered where our work is; in Chicago. They are our CUTGroup clients, healthcare providers in our Smart Health Centers program, receivers of funds under our special initiatives, developers who use our free hosting services, agencies that run public computer centers in Connect Chicago, nonprofits upon whose boards and committees we serve, and people we just plain like.

Connect Chicago Partners

LISC Chicago

Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago connects neighborhoods to the resources they need to become stronger and healthier. LISC Chicago is ...

World Business Chicago

World Business Chicago is a not-for-profit economic development organization that drives regional economic growth. Smart Chicago partners with World Business ...

Chicago Public Library

Since first opening their doors in 1873, the Chicago Public Library has served all Chicagoans with free and open places ...

City of Chicago

The City of Chicago is the most important policy lever in the Chicago region and they are a critical partner ...

MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a conceptual leader as well as a major funder. Here's a ...

Chicago Community Trust

Smart Chicago is housed at The Chicago Community Trust. They serve as our fiscal agent and provide a host of ...

More Partners

1871

1871 is Chicago's entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. Smart Chicago was a founding tenant of 1871, the only civic tech ...

A Safe Haven

A Safe Haven is a social enterprise that provides comprehensive and vertically integrated approach uniquely designed to address root causes ...

ADA 25

ADA 25 Chicago is an effort to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2015 and ...

Adler Planetarium

The mission of the Adler Planetarium is to inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe. We work with Adler Planetarium ...

Azavea

Azavea provides clients access to advanced geospatial technologies through highly-crafted and easy-to-use web software, and personalized geospatial analysis services. We ...

Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) provides both criminal and civil legal services, integrated with social work support, to individuals facing ...

Chicago Defender Charities

The Mission of Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for African Americans through educational, cultural ...

Chicago Department of Public Health

We work with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Foodborne Chicago, where they help respond to tweets that ...

Chicago Department of Transportation

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s mission is to keep the city’s surface transportation networks and public way safe for users, ...

Chicago Housing Authority

The Chicago Housing Authority is a member of Connect Chicago, with seven locations across the city. They were also a ...

Chicago Police Accountability Task Force

The primary mission of the Police Accountability Task Force (PATF) is to lay the foundation for the rejuvenation of trust ...

Chicago Public Media

Chicago Public Media is a public media institution deeply invested in the civic life and health of the community they ...

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States with more than 600 schools providing ...

Citizen Advocacy Center

The Citizen Advocacy Center is an award winning, non-profit, non-partisan free community legal organization. Founded in 1994, CAC's mission is ...

City Bureau

City Bureau aims to restore civic media coverage of the South and West Sides of Chicago by training a new ...

City Colleges of Chicago

The City Colleges of Chicago is a member of Connect Chicago, with 12 computer labs across the city. Pictured here ...

Code for America

Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. They build open ...

Department of Family & Support Services

The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) is dedicated to supporting a continuum of coordinated services to enhance ...

Forest Preserve District of Cook County

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with more than 69,000-acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United ...

Free Spirit Media

Free Spirit Media provides education, access, and opportunity in media production to over 500 underserved urban youth every year. Smart ...

Illinois Department of Public Health

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is to protect the health and wellness of the people ...

Insititute for Justice Journalism

The Institute for Justice and Journalism is dedicated to strengthening journalism about social and economic justice issues by providing trainings, ...
Jonathan Giuffrida

Jonathan Guiffrida

We gave Jonathan Guiffrida of the University of Chicago a seat at 1871 as part of our Developer Resources program ...

LAF

LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago) provides free legal services in non-criminal matters to people living in ...

Literacenter (Chicago Literacy Alliance)

Literacenter is the flagship project of the Chicago Literacy Alliance. It opened in May 2015 and is the country’s first ...

LocalData

LocalData is a cloud-based mapping platform that helps cities and communities make data-driven decisions by capturing and visualizing street-level information ...

Mikva Challenge

Mikva Challenge was founded on the premise that youth voice and participation matter, and that our civic and political life ...

mRelief

mRelief is a Chicago-based all-woman software development team. Their niche is streamlining social services delivery through eligibility determination for public ...

Office of the City Clerk

We've partnered with the City of Chicago Office of the City Clerk to help explain how they maintain the municipal ...

ORS Impact

ORS Impact works alongside renowned social impact leaders, supporting their work to accomplish their missions. They make the complicated accessible, ...

Plenar.io

Plenario is a centralized hub for open datasets from around the world, ready to search and download. Smart Chicago created ...

Postcode.io

Postcode.io is a civic tech consulting company was founded by three former Code for America fellows (Andy Hull, Reed Duecy-Gibbs, ...

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago is a non-profit organization that increases cross-sector capacity for effective, relevant, and sustainable responses ...

Purple Binder

Purple Binder is a company that matches people with community services that keep them healthy. Everything from health clinics to ...

Sunlight Foundation

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more ...

Textizen

Textizen is a web platform that sends, receives, and analyzes text messages so you can reach the people you serve ...

The Tools We Use

Here's a look at various tools we use and how we use them. Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Creative Cloud is ...

Tom Kompare

We've worked with developer Tom Kompare on Chicago Flu Shots, a tool built by him in partnership with the Chicago ...

University of Chicago Urban Education Institute

The mission of the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI) is to create knowledge to produce reliably excellent urban ...

University of Chicago Urban Education Lab

The Urban Education Lab (UEL) was created in 2011 as part of the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute, with ...

Urban Center for Computation and Data (Urban CCD)

The Urban Center for Computation and Data (Urban CCD) of the University of Chicago and provides resources, tools, and collaborative ...

Uturn Data Solutions

Uturn Data Solutions is a Chicago-based IT consultancy focused on the data storage and Cloud computing market. They help companies ...