We have been honored to work with some extraordinary people and institutions. Below are a few of the success stories that make us proud.

Bridgespan Leading for Impact in Chicago

Bridgespan's Leading for Impact®-Chicago program is a two-year program that helps nonprofit leadership teams build the skills they need to successfully balance their organizations' goals, time, and resources. Aim & Arrow Group was a leader in the Chicago cohorts, working with most of Chicago's most promising and impactful organizations to grow their capacity for social change.


Bright Pink Transition to Venture Philanthropy

Aim & Arrow was intimately involved in Bright Pink's expansion from a small start-up non-profit to a fully scaled, high impact program model reaching hundreds of thousands of women annually to proactively manage their breast and ovarian health. In 2022, Aim & Arrow returned to Bright Pink to support its founder, Lindsay Avner, to transition the organization's pioneering programs to Dana Farmer Cancer Institute. In parallel, Bright Pink re-launched as a venture philanthropy fund - investing in mission partners whose promise to advance health equity, while nascent, held tremendous growth potential.


Playful Learning Landscapes

In 2017, Aim & Arrow supported McCormick Foundation, Steans Family Foundation, and a group of philanthropic peers to explore the potential of launching 'Learning Landscapes' in Chicago and beyond. Aim & Arrow supported the research and design of an effort to leverage the built environment to increase opportunities for families to engage with their young children in brain-building activities. Ultimately, Aim & Arrow facilitated selection of non-profit partners to pilot and launch Playful Learning in the City of Chicago. Now, three Playful Learning landscapes are fully operational in Aurora, Little Village, and North Lawndale.


Clean Tech Economy Coalition

When approached by mHUB to convene partners for a joint proposal to advance the clean tech economy as part of the Build Back Better regional challenge, Aim & Arrow supported facilitation and project design of 16 initiatives across 19 partnering organizations. As a result of the project design and proposal submission, the Coalition was awarded $500,000 to launch an Illinois regional growth cluster oriented towards resilient, equitable recovery using clean tech as a commercial tool to grow capacity across Illinois.


Family Connects Chicago

Aim & Arrow began working with the Mayor's Office at the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health in 2018 to explore the potential of scaling a relatively small intervention, tested in Durham North Carolina, to a city as expansive as Chicago. Through research, program design, and pilot testing, Aim & Arrow Group adapted the intervention and helped launch Family Connects Chicago - resulting in an in-home nurse service available to all Chicago families with newborns. With support of federal American Rescue Plan funds, FCC has grown to all 17 birthing hospitals in the city. Aim & Arrow continues to support the initiative's public private partnership building, community capacity building, and data infrastructure.


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