The Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Established in 1995, the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) recognize the essential role that both non-profit and for-profit developers play in building communities in Chicago-area neighborhoods. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement in neighborhood real estate development and community building, especially the achievements of community development corporations (CDCs), other community-based organizations and for-profit developers working to build healthier neighborhoods in the Chicago metropolitan area.

View past winners of the CNDA and the Richard Driehaus Foundation Award.



Dear Colleagues:

LISC has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the 26th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards that was to be held April 23, 2020.

I know that each of us looks forward to the annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards as a time not only to celebrate some of the year’s best accomplishments in our neighborhoods but also to reconnect with Chicago’s unique development community. However, the health of our community is of utmost priority. We are, like you, hopeful the virus will abate and the ban on gathering will be short. In the interim, know that LISC staff is working and will be available to our partners throughout.

Thank you for your understanding and partnership.