Center for Neighborhood Technology (Chicago, IL)


  • Name:Ms. Kathryn Tholin
  • Title:Chief Executive Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Address:2125 W. North Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:773-278-4800
  • Main fax:773-278-3840

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:773-269-4030

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • CNT’s mission is to build more livable and sustainable urban communities. CNT fulfills this mission by developing and applying strategies that make more efficient and effective use of the undervalued resources in and inherent advantages of the built and natural systems that together create the urban environment. CNT views urban areas not as the source of economic and environmental problems, as some believe, but rather a potential solution. Urban areas offer unparalleled efficiencies, social and intellectual capital, economic resources and physical characteristics that can be marshaled and put to better use. These assets, however, often lie dormant—undervalued, underutilized or completely unrecognized by market and institutional structures. Land sits vacant. Infrastructure, both built and natural, is underused. Social capital idles. CNT works to harness these assets, ensuring that the marketplace values them, and that communities and households in need can capture some portion of that value and realize tangible economic benefits.

    CNT works across disciplines and issues—including energy, transportation and land use, climate change, and water—and engages in three primary activities:
    • Researching and analyzing urban problems and developing information resources, including web-based tools, to change how residents, policymakers and market actors understand and act in response to those problems.
    • Designing and operating economic development ventures to address those problems in innovative ways.
    • Building coalitions to advocate for public policies that could help solve those problems.

  • History:
  • The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University and independently incorporated one year later to research, adapt and test new community revitalization strategies applicable to low-income communities. Today, CNT is a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research and analysis with effective actions that offer paths to scale. We have tackled a wide range of issues, always with an eye toward simultaneously improving the environment, strengthening the economy, and advancing equity. Our work, especially in the areas of housing and transportation, energy, water, and climate change, garnered us national attention and a reputation as an economic innovator and leader in the field of creative sustainable development.

  • Year established:1978
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:18
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:96


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:36-2967283

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:362967283
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2125 W NORTH AVE
  • Organization City:CHICAGO
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:60647-5415
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1978
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):400, 120
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Area development, redevelopment of renewal, Publishing activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:C350
  • Asset Amount:$3,562,944
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,758,015
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,752,512
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:32:01 pm

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