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

Helene Gayle to Lead Chicago Community Trust, Former CDC Head to Helm Global-Health Startup
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Packard Foundation

... to South Africa and senior adviser to President Obama, was selected as acting president of the billionaire George Soros's philanthropy in New...more

JPMorgan Chase to invest $40 million in Chicago's South and West sides
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Joyce Foundation

It amounts to a 50 percent increase in JPMorgan Chase's philanthropic .... executive director of global philanthropy for the Midwest region at...more

Philanthropy vs. Gun Violence: Pay Attention to Chicago
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Joyce Foundation

This August, 45 people died from 249 incidents of gun violence in Chicago, according to reporting by DNAinfo. Those are tragic numbers, but...more

Rancho Los Cerritos invites public to talk culture, history as Around the Table Super Host
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Long Beach Community Foundation

Around the table is a citywide effort by We Love Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) and the John S....more

A Secret Weapon In The Fight Against Islamophobia
Foundation: McCormick Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

If Pillars' success continues, philanthropy experts say, it's poised to become the first national Muslim community foundation, akin to Catholic...more

McHenry County Community Foundation distributes nearly $330000 in grants to 34 nonprofits
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Henry County Community Foundation, McHenry County Community Foundation

Also in the high-dollar category was Family Health Partnership Clinic, with a $15,000 grant ... Other grants also are made throughout the year....more

Long Beach Residents Invited to Join Largest One-Day Conversation in City's History This Fall
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Long Beach Community Foundation

We Love Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,...more

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

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