Chance The Rapper Announces $2 Million Funding Challenge For Ideas That Positively Impact Chicago Youth

In the past year, Chance the Rapper has been a vocal advocate and benefactor for his hometown of Chicago, donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and announcing an arts and literature fund for the school system. On Wednesday, Chance joined Liz Dozier of Chicago Beyond, a “venture philanthropy fund,” to announce the Go Innovate Challenge, a funding opportunity for ideas that will make Chicago a better place for young people.

Chicago Beyond is now accepting 90-second video pitches from all over the country. “Submit the ideas,” Chance said on Facebook. “We’d love to fund them as long as they positively impact the City of Chicago.” In a press release, Chicago Beyond wrote, “The challenge is designed to find and invest in innovative programs, ideas or approaches that disrupt chronic challenges facing young Chicagoans.”

Videos can be submitted on the Chicago Beyond website. The deadline for submissions is June 7.

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