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

New Chicago Community Trust CEO will face shifting philanthropic environment
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Chicago Community Trust CEO Terry Mazany is scheduled to resign in September. The 102-year-old trust, which has $2.2 billion in assets, must...more

Mazany leaving after 13 years leading Chicago Community Trust
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

“Under Terry's leadership, the Trust has been an exemplar of how a community foundation can work effectively with a global philanthropy with a...more

Balancing Act: Tricky Times for Community Foundations in the Age of Trump
Foundation: Boston Foundation, California Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, New York Community Trust, San Francisco Foundation

One community foundation that we've been watching since Trump's election is the New York Community Trust. While this institution hasn't...more

Columbus one of 10 cities chosen for civic engagement project
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

... funded by the Knight Foundation, according to Betsy Covington, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee...more

Here's How an Equity Focus and Capacity Building Go Hand-In-Hand for This Local Funder
Foundation: Mary Black Foundation , Chicago Community Trust

Back then, she told us, “An equity lens can sharpen a foundation's focus on ... All types of different groups received these capacity-building...more

Chi-Cal Rivers Fund Announces $1.3 Million in Grants
Foundation: Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Joyce Foundation

The Chicago Community Trust, our region's community foundation, partners with donors to leverage their philanthropy in ways that transform lives...more

Knight First Amendment Institute Gets Founding Director
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Mr. Taylor gave more than $187 million through his family foundation in 2015, making him the 11th biggest donor on The Chronicle's Philanthropy...more

Mayor Emanuel and Emerson Collective Announce Peace Mini Grants To Be Awarded For Youth ...
Foundation: Citi Foundation , McCormick Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Emerson Collective today announced the 2016 Peace Mini Grants pilot program to expand opportunities for youth...more

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