Grantee Profile

Chicago Community Trust

Grants to Chicago Community Trust

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Community Trust, the region's community foundation, connects donor contributions with community needs by making grants to organizations focused on improving metropolitan Chicago. This grant funds a pilot demonstration, focused on education spending, of an analytical framework that has been developed to understand how programs perform as part of the Budgeting for Results project in Illinois. The Trust will work with Mission Measurement, a strategic consulting firm, to build a model to help the State of Illinois measure the performance of education-sector programs. The project is expected to contribute to the legislatively-mandated effort to improve budgeting processes in Illinois.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, one of the most important events in the field of peacemaking, is held each year in a different location around the world. Chicago -- the first U.S. city ever chosen -- has been selected to host the 2012 World Summit, which will bring together hundreds of delegates, students, organizations, and media representatives, highlight the role of leadership in peacemaking, and connect past laureates with their natural constituencies. The Chicago Community Trust is fiscal agent for local funding for the 2012 Summit, and this grant is part of the local contribution to the Summit's cost.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Community Trust is the Chicago region's community foundation. It supports efforts that improve the quality of life and the prosperity of the people of the Chicago region. This grant will support the Community News Matters initiative, a grantmaking program to expand the gathering and dissemination of local news and community information in the Chicago by identifying and supporting the best entrepreneurial, community-oriented, online, niche news and information projects. In addition, the grant will help support work to develop new ways to distribute and advertise this reporting and to help these innovative local news projects achieve self-sustainability.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Community News Matters initiative, a grantmaking program to expand the gathering and dissemination of local news and community information in the Chicago region.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Unity Challenge 2010.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Community News Matters initiative, a new grantmaking program to promote innovation in the gathering and dissemination of local news and community information in the Chicago region.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Community Trust $990,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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