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

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

The Problem with Modern Philanthropy
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Johnson Foundation , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

But this type of philanthropy creates challenges in a democracy, argues ... in some cases, philanthropic dollars replace or supplant government functions. ... As the founder and editor of a news site...more

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

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