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League of Chicago Theatres PAV Fund

The League of Chicago Theatres is pleased to offer The PAV Fund to support Chicago’s performing arts venues. Funded entirely by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, this program offers a variety of resources to help theatre companies maintain their performance spaces, or find a new one. The PAV Fund also provides grants for non-profit theatre companies which might otherwise lack the financial means to upgrade their facilities in order to be safe, accessible, and properly licensed. For organizations who own their own building, or have a long-term lease, The PAV Fund offers The PM Program to support preventative maintenance for their building assets and prepare for future expenditures.

DCASE Venue Licensing Toolkit

The Venue Licensing Toolkit is a new resource for entrepreneurs and organizations interested in presenting music, theater or other entertainment at permanent venues such as cultural centers, theaters, clubs, bars, or movie theaters. Using flowcharts, checklists, quick links to important documents and frequently-asked-questions, the step-by-step roadmap gathers the information from multiple City agencies in one centralized and transparent location and explains the application process to become either a Public Place of Amusement (PPA) or a Performing Arts Venue (PAV).

Elevate Energy

Elevate Energy helps nonprofit organizations improve their buildings and reduce their energy costs so they can divert more resources to the important programs they operate in their communities.

Illinois Green Alliance

A non-profit that works to promote green buildings and sustainable communities. They believe that green infrastructure is key to strengthening neighborhoods and improving the quality of life for everyone.


Verde exists to help organizations find, implement and maintain energy-efficient solutions that make a measurable impact on the bottom line. Since 2010, Verde has been saving Chicagoland companies and organizations thousands of dollars every year by replacing outdated, inefficient methods and hardware with modern, efficient solutions.

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