In addition to providing a broad range of grants, investments, and program development services with an educational focus, the IDP Foundation supports innovative thinkers, leaders and organizations that stand outside of the education spectrum. In order to remain strategic, the majority of the Foundation’s support revolves around education, but the IDP Foundation continues to grant to a variety of community and seasonal initiatives.

Recipient Highlights


The Mela Project

In 2014, the IDP Foundation provided a seed grant to support the Mela Project. The mission of this project is to create a center of excellence in medical education, clinical training and research at...

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Eneza Education

Eneza Education, originally launched in Kenya, is both a virtual tutor and teaching assistant that is accessible via subscription service on a low-cost mobile phone. IDP Foundation entered into our partnership with Eneza in...

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East Village Youth Program

In 2015, the IDP Foundation, Inc. supported the East Village Youth Program (EVYP) as a social investment in the futures of Chicago youth. The mission of EVYP rests closely with the mission of the...

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Uncharted

In 2016, the IDP Foundation supported the innovative skills, development and creativity that Uncharted stands for.

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RefuSHE

In 2014, the IDP Foundation provided a grant to RefuSHE to support the Girls' Empowerment Project. RefuSHE’s Girls’ Empowerment Project (GEP) is an alternative education program that allows participants to access education and livelihood...

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Tutoring Chicago

In 2015, the IDP Foundation, Inc. chose to support Tutoring Chicago to help promote dedication to defining and responding to children’s needs and creating quality, innovative and instructional programs that are not only educational,...
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World Relief DuPage/Aurora: Job Readiness ESL Program

In September 2014, the IDP Foundation provided a matching grant to the World Relief DuPage/Aurora for the Job Readiness ESL Program. The program curriculum is designed to combine employment focused ESL and Job Skills...

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Research Scientist Recipients


Dr. Leonidas C. Platanias

Director – Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

The IDP Foundation Innovation Challenge Awards will support innovative, team-driven, cancer research projects that are translational in nature, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative in design and conduct.

Dr. Pedram Gerami

Department of Dermatology

The IDP Foundation has given me the support and opportunity to further develop novel molecular techniques for diagnosis of complex melanocytic neoplasms and melanoma so that patients can get the most accurate and appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

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