The Chicago Community Trust

For more than 92 years, The Chicago Community Trust has worked hand in hand with thousands of local residents who see how good Chicago can be and who want to be part of a promising future.

It is dedicated to the Chicago region and to endowing its future. Together with its donors, the Trust continues to address the region's pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.

The mission of the Trust is to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and the prosperity of Chicago.

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Recent News from Chicago Community Trust

Foundation launches website on food locally grown in Lake County
Foundation: Lake County Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

That program is funded by the Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, which also funded the website...more

Chicago Community Trust president: Chicago must address 'inexcusable inequities'
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

... the first African-American president and chief executive officer of Chicago's oldest and largest community foundation, the Chicago Community...more

Community Foundations Move Millions to Support Community Investments
Foundation: Grand Rapids Community Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Philadelphia Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation

More unusual, however, was the decision of the Fresno-based Central Valley Community Foundation to deposit $2.6 million, “making the...more

Moving Community Foundation Dollars from Wall Street to Main Street
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Philadelphia Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation

That same year, community foundations took in another $9.7 billion, and gave out $8.3 billion in grants. It's not uncommon for community...more

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities: 132 organizations awarded grants for ...
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Since 2016 The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has worked continuously in effort to help reduce gun violence in...more

Chicago Community Trust picks cultural nonprofits for $3 million over four years From a Chicago ...
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

SMART Growth helps small arts and cultural organizations to engage their boards and staffs in strengthening management practices that...more

Philadelphia Model: Reinvestment Fund and Philadelphia Foundation commit $10M to place ...
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Philadelphia Foundation

ImpactAlpha, April 27 – A community foundation and a longtime economic-development lender are teaming up to increase access to capital for schools, supermarkets, health care and housing projects...more

Community foundations create Great Lakes One Water Partnership
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, Porter County Community Foundation , Chicago Community Trust

The community foundations in the southwest region of Lake Michigan include: Evanston Community Foundation, Illinois; Legacy Foundation, Indiana; Porter County Community Foundation, Indiana; The...more

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