Young Chicago Authors acknowledges and is grateful for the vital support from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals like you.

Without the support of our philanthropic community, YCA would not be able to provide free innovative creative writing programs to Chicago youth each year. Thanks to our funders and donors for their generous support and belief in YCA’s mission.


Our Supporters

  • Zell Family Foundation
  • The Chicago Community Trust

  • Lannan Foundation
  • Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
  • The Field Foundation
  • Amazon

  • Crown Family Foundation
  • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Allstate
  • Tides Foundation

  • Illinois Humanities
  • Illinois Arts Council Agency
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Jentes Family Foundation
  • Susan Crown Exchange
  • The Scorpio Rising Fund
  • MassMutual

  • Harmann Family – John and Laila Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Honorary individuals

  • Joseph & Debbi Welch
  • Ross Posner
  • John Rugel
  • Josh & Jessica Malkin
  • Jennifer Humke
  • Ali Bourque and Jacob Cowan