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24th Annual CNDA Event

Save the Date! The 24th annual CNDA will be held on Thursday April 5, 2018 at McCormick Place. Event registration will open in February 2018.


Online applications for the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards and the Richard H. Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design are now closed. Applications will open again in July 2018.

Past Winners
Check out the winners from the past 23 years of the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. 

Mission statement

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.