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

Groups receive grants to bring arts, financial education to West Side
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

... West Side residents, will connect elementary to high schoolers involved in the criminal justice system with working artists in fine arts, music,...more

A Participatory Grantmaking Initiative Grows in Brooklyn
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

This is an area of philanthropy that we've been writing a lot about lately at IP, one that's attracted the interest of various funders who are investing...more

'On the Table' grant to fund festival from local group
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

To win the grant, which is part of the Chicago Community Trust and ... Smith said the festival will focus on diversity in art, music and storytelling, and organizers plan to partner with the Beverly...more

Meet the Young Advisors Teaming Up With the Trust for Philanthropic Impact
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Playing a critical role in the future of philanthropy, professional advisors are one of The Chicago Community Trust's most important...more

Diversity Festival Coming To Beverly Thanks To Grant
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Diversity Festival Coming To Beverly Thanks To Grant ... to the Southwest Chicago Diversity Collaborative and the Beverly Area Arts...more

"I Will Never Forget Where I Came From." Chia Pet Whiz Gives Back
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Pedott's philanthropy is more conventional. He opened a fund at the Chicago Community Trust (CCT) a few years ago to begin channeling his...more

How's That Unique Impact Investing Effort Playing Out in Chicago?
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Last year, we highlighted an innovative initiative that aims to let pretty much anyone with a little extra money get involved in financing efforts to...more

Ex-President, New Philanthropist: A First Look at Obama Giving
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Joyce Foundation

Like Bill Clinton, Barack Obama has chosen to create a philanthropic operation as the platform for his post-presidential career. At the moment,...more

Buffalo Grove considers foundation to fund community programs
Foundation: Lake County Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Buffalo Grove officials are exploring the creation of a community foundation to serve as a funding mechanism for a variety of charitable and...more

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