APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 29TH ANNUAL
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
CHICAGO—LISC Chicago announced the opening of applications for the 2023 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDAs) and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, both of which will be accepted through Jan. 18, 2023. Now entering its 29th year, the CNDAs annually recognize the essential role that both nonprofit and for-profit developers and innovative architecture play in building communities throughout Chicago.
The CNDAs are the largest and most-anticipated celebration of the innovation and community investments that transform Chicago’s neighborhoods each year. The awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in community building and neighborhood real estate development, particularly those of community development corporations, other community-based
organizations, and for-profit developers working to strengthen the Chicago metropolitan area’s neighborhoods. Richard H.
Driehaus Foundation established the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design to acknowledge the significance of excellent
design and craftsmanship to city life.
“Community development empowers Chicago’s neighborhoods, and recognizing, celebrating, and honoring those who spearhead this work is so important,” said Meghan Harte, executive director of LISC Chicago. “The diverse group of awardees continues to grow. We look forward to seeing applications this year and encourage communities to share with their networks.”
- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Creative Placemaking Award
- The Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Plan Award
- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Healthy Community Award
- The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project
- The Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award
- The Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project Award
The selection process includes teams of three to four volunteer judges, representing both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors
engaged in community development, who evaluate each applicant on three primary aspects of the organization or project: building
process or organizational effectiveness, community impact and project or organizational challenge.
For The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, a jury of recognized leaders from Chicago’s architectural and civic community selects the winning projects. To be eligible, a development must be
located in Cook County and:
- Serve a predominantly low- to moderate- income population and/or be located in a predominantly low-to moderate-income
- Be finished and in use upon submission of application
- Have been completed within the last three years Selection criteria for The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design includes:
- Demonstrates superior design quality responsive to the neighborhood context and the constraints imposed by funding and
- Responds successfully to the needs of the population served
- Enhances the overall development of the local community
- Exhibits a creative design solution that could become a model for projects in other neighborhoods
View all past winners of the CNDAs and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award at lisc-cnda.org.
Applications are due on Jan. 18, 2023.
Applications must be submitted online. To apply and for more information on project eligibility and rules please visit http://app.