We are non-profit aiming to enrich arts and culture in the neighborhoods where we work and play.
Hospitality collective, 16 on Center, has become closely intertwined in the communities surrounding its venues. Becoming familiar with the residents of Pilsen, Hyde Park, and the West Loop, Managing Partner Bruce Finkelman wanted a way to further support these neighborhoods. This is the notion with which Project, Projects was created.
What We Do
Started in 2016, our Music Gives program engages every 16 on Center Chicago live music venue including Thalia Hall, The Empty Bottle, The Promontory, Empty Bottle Presents, and Evanston SPACE. For every tickets sold, guests can donate $1–$10 to a charity chosen quarterly. As a result of this program, we've been able to support various programs such as Social Works, 826CHI, and many more.
Started in 2017, our Sound Bites program showcases artists playing at Thalia Hall with a custom dish created by our chefs, driven by that home-cooked meal the artist craves most while on the road. The dish is featured on Dusek’s menu and the proceeds from the dish go to a charity of the artist’s choice. As a result of this program, we've been able to support charities such as Chicago Food Depository, Social Works Chicago, Music For Relief, Rebuild Foundation and many more.
Moneygun Charity Club
Moneygun Charity Club is a year-round initiative in which $1 of every sale of a MonthlyGun signature cocktail is donated to a local Chicago non-profit. Each month, a different charity is selected by the team and featured in the menu alongside the cocktails. Tshirts are provided to any guest who directly donates $25 or more to the highlighted charity. As a result, we’ve donated to organizations such as Hope for the Day and Association House of Chicago.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
In order to make this organization most effective, Project, Projects asks for your contribution. Any amount of monetary assistance is appreciated. The arts, if properly funded, have the ability to inspired Chicago youth.