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Chicago Community Foundation

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Community Foundation was awarded $47,894,000 between 2001 and 2021, including 55 grants in Chicago Commitment, Equitable Recovery, Criminal Justice, Digital Media & Learning, Migration, Community & Economic Development and Housing.

$150,000

2021 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates (CCT) was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation (CCF), which is the corporate entity of the Trust, serves as the host agency for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. Established with support from the W. F. Kellogg Foundation in 2017, Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) of Greater Chicago at CCF strives to unearth and jettison the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism. This award supports the programmatic work of TRHT Greater Chicago. Activities include training practitioners, hosting gatherings and webinars, and creating a multimedia series to inform Chicago residents about racial healing, policy, and collective actions. This project also supports the equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing the presence of historically marginalized residents and their narratives in healing efforts.

$400,000

2021 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, serves as the fiscal sponsor for Elevated Chicago, a community development initiative focused on increasing commerce and culture in Chicago. With this award, Elevated Chicago supports equitable centers for climate resilience, health, and culture through transit-oriented development in the half-mile radius around each of seven Chicago elevated train stations, while adding additional locations throughout the city.

$3,000,000

2020 • 1 year • Equitable Recovery

Local business leaders established the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates in 1915 to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation is the corporate entity of the Trust. It houses the Together We Rise Fund, a collaborative effort uniting the Chicago region's philanthropic, corporate, public, nonprofit, and community sectors to ensure the region emerges stronger, more equitable, more just, and more prosperous following the social, economic, and health crises of 2020. The Together We Rise Fund addresses the impact of COVID-19 in the Chicago metropolitan area, including the disparate health and economic effects of the pandemic on Black and Latinx residents. It works to overcome entrenched racial inequity and support inclusive economic growth. The Fund invests in critical recovery efforts by catalyzing economic growth and seeking to mitigate the effects of racial segregation, inaccessible lending capital, neighborhood disinvestment, structural joblessness, and income stagnation.

$200,000

2020 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Local business leaders established the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates in 1915 to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. It serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), a coalition of community-based organizations that aims to increase police legitimacy in Chicago and build trust between police officers and residents. With this renewal award, GAPA educates the public, local policy makers, and members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on its recommendations for civilian oversight of CPD. Specifically, it supports the creation of an independent oversight commission and resident-led councils to increase transparency of and accountability for CPD operations.

$2,875,000

2020 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates (the Trust) was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation (CCF), which is the corporate entity of the Trust, was established in 1985 and manages donor-advised funds. The Safe Chicago Network Fund is a donor-advised fund at CCF established by a number of local donors in June 2017 to finance the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC). PSPC is a coalition of funders committed to reducing gun violence in Chicago by coordinating their grant making around a set of strategies with a goal of greater impact. The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities (the Fund) is a donor-advised fund established by a number of local donors in August 2016. The Fund responds to members of 21 Chicago communities who seek to keep the city safe in the summer, especially on weekends, when violence tends to spike. This award supports two collaborative efforts of the PSPC aimed at reducing gun violence, implemented by Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) and Heartland Alliance (Heartland). It also expands the Fund from a summer-only to a year-round enterprise.

$300,000

2020 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation (CCF), which is the corporate entity of the Chicago Community Trust, manages the Arts Work Fund. The Arts Work Fund is a funding collaborative designed to help strengthen the management and operations of small arts organizations in Chicago and Cook County. Arts organizations, and particularly those that serve communities of color, are experiencing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadening its focus in response to the public health crisis, arts organizations of all budget sizes from the State of Illinois are temporarily eligible to apply to the Arts Work Fund. It is collaborating with Arts Alliance Illinois and 3Arts as part of the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, a newly created fund with contributions from more than 20 funders designed to provide relief to artists and arts organizations. This award supports the Arts Work Fund in providing assistance to arts organizations.

$500,000

2020 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates (the Trust) was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation (CCF), which is the corporate entity of the Trust, was established in 1985 and manages donor-advised funds. In partnership with United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, CCF operates the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund. This fund pools the resources raised by philanthropies, corporations, and individuals. It swiftly deploys financial resources to local community foundations and nonprofits serving the state's most vulnerable residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

$310,000

2020 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates (the Trust) was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, was established in 1985 and manages donor-advised funds. The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities (the Fund) is a donor-advised fund established by a number of local donors in August 2016. The Fund responds to members of 21 Chicago communities who seek to keep the city safe in the summer, especially on weekends, when violence tends to spike. The Fund offers awards between $1,000 and $10,000 in support of efforts to promote community cohesion and safety, including activities that help build bridges between local residents and law enforcement. These include neighborhood, group, or youth-focused activities; recreational events; festivals; urban agriculture initiatives; block parties; and inter-generational programs. The goal is for such activities to help create the conditions for greater public safety.

$200,000

2019 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. It serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), a coalition of eight community-based organizations that aims to increase police legitimacy in Chicago and build trust between police officers and residents. With this award, GAPA educates the public, local policy makers, and members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on its recommendations for civilian oversight of CPD that increases transparency and accountability.

$2,600,000

2019 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates (the Trust) was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation (CCF), which is the corporate entity of the Trust, was established in 1985 and manages donor-advised funds. The Safe Chicago Network Fund is a donor-advised fund at CCF established by a number of local donors in June 2017 to finance the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities (PSPC). The PSPC is a coalition of funders committed to reducing gun violence in Chicago by coordinating their grant making around a set of strategies with a goal of greater impact. This award supports two collaborative efforts of the PSPC aimed at reducing gun violence, implemented by Metropolitan Family Services and Heartland Alliance.

$155,000

2019 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates (the Trust) was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, was established in 1985 and manages donor-advised funds. The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities (the Fund) is a donor-advised fund established by a number of local donors in August 2016. The Fund responds to members of 21 Chicago communities who seek to help keep the city safe in the summer, especially on weekends, when violence tends to spike. The Fund offers awards between $1,000 and $10,000 in support of efforts to promote community cohesion and safety to communities, including activities that help build bridges between local residents and law enforcement. These include neighborhood, group, or youth-focused activities; recreational events; festivals; urban agriculture initiatives; block parties; and inter-generational programs. The goal is for such activities to help create the conditions for greater public safety

$50,000

2018 • 3 months

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages the Arts Work Fund (AWF). The AWF is a funding collaborative designed to help strengthen the management and operations of small arts organizations in Chicago and Cook County. Its goal is to equip small arts organizations with the tools necessary to become more efficient and effective in the day-to-day organizational operations in order to better meet their artistic missions. 

With this award, AWF researches and documents a new grantmaking strategy that advances racial and cultural equity.

$400,000

2018 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

The Chicago Community Trust supports arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The corporate entity of the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Community Foundation, serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance (CWFA), a collaboration of 13 Chicago area corporate and private foundations with an interest in strengthening workforce development opportunities for low-wage workers in the Chicago region. Realizing the benefits of apprenticeships for both employers and students, two employers, Aon and Accenture, established apprenticeship programs in partnership with Chicago City Colleges. Building on the early success of their programs, the companies formed the Chicago Apprenticeship Network to promote apprenticeships among other Chicago area employers. CWFA, in turn, formed Apprenticeship 2020 to support the Chicago Apprenticeship Network in its efforts to promote and scale similar apprenticeship programs among other Chicago area companies. MacArthur joins with other funders to support Apprenticeship 2020 and efforts to expand apprenticeships in Chicago.

$400,000

2018 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, serves as the fiscal sponsor for Elevated Chicago, a community development initiative focused on increasing commerce and culture in Chicago. With this award, Elevated Chicago strives to create equitable centers for climate resilience, health, and culture through transit-oriented development in the half-mile radius around each of seven Chicago elevated train stations.

$300,000

2018 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. It serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), a coalition of twelve community-based organizations that aims to create a better system of policing in Chicago. With this award, GAPA educates the public, local policy makers, and members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on its recommendations for how to restructure the CPD in a manner that increases transparency and accountability to Chicago residents.

$500,000

2018 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, local business leaders established the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The corporate entity of the Trust, the Chicago Community Foundation (CCF), manages donor-advised funds, including the Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative (the Collaborative). With this award, the Collaborative bolsters the immigrant outreach and legal aid infrastructure in Illinois. It responds to federal policies that separate families, threaten immigrants with deportation, and bar entry to the United States of refugees and certain nationalities. With support from the Collaborative, service organizations educate community members about federal immigration law, screen individuals for lawful status, provide legal representation, and track cases of religious or nationality-based discrimination.

$50,000

2018 • 8 months

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance (CWFA), a collaboration of 13 Chicago area corporate and private foundations with an interest in strengthening workforce development opportunities in the metropolitan area.  Collaborating with employers and other workforce stakeholders, the CWFA seeks to increase employment, earnings, and racial equity for low-wage workers in the Chicago region. Given the opportunity to leverage the more than an estimated $20 billion in major real estate development projects over the next 10 years, the Chicago Construction Opportunities Group (CCOG), in which CWFA participates, was convened in the fall of 2017 with a goal to increase minority participation in the contracting and employment opportunities that will be created by these projects. With this award, CWFA supports the research and convening activities of CCOG, including the formation of a data group to develop a system for tracking progress on minority participation in construction trades. It also assesses the feasibility of a portal to match the needs of purchasers of construction services with those seeking contracting and sub-contracting opportunities.

$2,600,000

2018 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates (the Trust) was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. The Chicago Community Foundation also supports the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, a coalition of funders committed to reducing gun violence in Chicago by coordinating their grant making around a set of strategies with a goal of greater impact. This award supports two collaborative efforts aimed at reducing gun violence, implemented by Metropolitan Family Services and Heartland Alliance.

$155,000

2018 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates (the Trust) was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities (the Fund) is a donor-advised fund established by a number of local donors in August 2016. The Fund responds to members of 19 Chicago communities who seek to help keep the city safe in the summer, especially on weekends, when violence tends to spike. The Fund offers awards between $1,000 and $10,000 in support of efforts to promote community cohesion and safety to communities, including activities that help build bridges between local residents and law enforcement. These include neighborhood, group, or youth-focused activities; recreational events; festivals; urban agriculture initiatives; block parties; and inter-generational programs. The hope is that such activities help create the conditions for greater public safety.

$175,000

2017 • 1 year • Criminal Justice

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. The Chicago Police Reform Consent Decree Public Engagement Fund is a donor-advised fund established by a number of local donors in December of 2017 to support the work of the Illinois Attorney General in her effort to engage Chicago's public around the consent decree of the Chicago Police Department. Through the creation of a website, set of communications activities, and focus groups and surveys, the award enables the Attorney General to explain to the public what is being done through the consent decree and why; receive input from the public, including law enforcement officers; and develop on-going relationships to inform and improve the drafting and enforcement of the ultimate agreement. The imagined process aims to create for residents a more legitimate, community supported, and lasting agreement to ensure reform for the Chicago Police Department.

$15,000

2017 • 6 months

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities (the Fund) is a donor-advised fund established by a number of local donors in August 2016. The Fund responds to members of 19 Chicago communities who seek to help keep the city safe in the summer, especially on weekends, when violence tends to spike. The Fund offers awards between $1,000 and $10,000 in support of efforts to promote community cohesion and safety to communities, such as neighborhood, group, or youth-focused activities; recreational events; festivals; performances; block parties; and picnics, including activities that help build bridges between local residents and law enforcement.  The hope is that such activities help create the conditions for greater public safety. This award enables six youth media organizations to document activities of the Fund.

$1,000,000

2017 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

The Chicago Community Trust (the Trust) is the third largest community foundation in the country. Created to ensure that Chicago area citizens have a means for providing long-term support for their community, the Trust pools donations in collaborative or donor funds that reside within the Chicago Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Trust. This award provides continued support for the Chicago Hive Fund for Connected Learning (the Fund)— a donor-advised fund that was established at the Trust with MacArthur support in 2013—to promote the transformation of Chicago's learning landscape by advancing the implementation of Connected Learning. This final award enables the Fund to build upon the learning of the past four years, to capitalize on the changing environment, and to promote a connected learning agenda so that all young Chicagoans, particularly those from low-income families in underserved communities, have equitable access to high-quality learning and workforce development opportunities.

$100,000

2017 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities (the Fund) is a donor-advised fund established by a number of local donors in August 2016. The Fund responds to members of 19 Chicago communities who seek to help keep the city safe in the summer, especially on weekends, when violence tends to spike. The Fund offers awards between $1,000 and $10,000 in support of efforts to promote community cohesion and safety to communities, such as neighborhood, group, or youth-focused activities; recreational events; festivals; performances; block parties; and picnics, including activities that help build bridges between local residents and law enforcement.  The hope is that such activities help create the conditions for greater public safety.  

$500,000

2017 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The corporate entity of the Trust, the Chicago Community Foundation, manages donor-advised funds, including the Illinois Immigrant Funders Collaborative (the Collaborative). The recommended award contributes to the Collaborative, which supports the immigrant outreach and legal aid infrastructure in Illinois. It also responds to federal policies that threaten many immigrants with deportation and bar entry to the United States of refugees and certain nationalities. With support from the Collaborative, service organizations educate community members about federal immigration law, screen individuals for lawful status, provide legal representation to those who may be subject to deportation, and track cases of religious or nationality-based discrimination.

$15,000

2017 • 8 months

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations.  The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor advised funds, including the Illinois Immigrant Funders Collaborative (IFC).  Established in 2012, IFC suports local immigrant outreach and legal aid providers, distributing over $2.9 million in its first four years.  It also offers briefings to local donors and immigrant-serving organizations on timely issues, research findings, and changes in law.  With this award, IFC convenes two strategy sessions for current and potential donors.  The sessions educate local philanthropies on changes to federal immigration law and policy announced in early 2017.  The strategy sessions also encourage local donors to contribute to an actively participate in the fund.

$50,000

2016 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds, including the Nonprofit Impact Awareness Fund ("the Fund"). The Fund responds to the devastating effects of the Illinois state budget impasse on the nonprofit organizations that provide human and social services to the residents of Illinois. These organizations form the backbone of state-supported systems, and themselves employ more than a half million workers in Illinois. Through coordinated communications strategies, the Fund educates state policy makers on the critical need for the state to resume funding to social services in order to preserve the overall social and economic health of the state and its citizens.

$100,000

2016 • 4 months • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages donor-advised funds. The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities is a donor-advised fund established by a number of local donors in August 2016. The Fund responds to members of Chicago communities who seek to keep the city safe in the late summer, especially on weekends, when violence tends to spike. The Fund offers awards between $1,000 and $10,000 in support of efforts to bring cohesion and safety to communities, such as neighborhood, group or youth-focused activities; recreational events; festivals; performances; block parties; and picnics. The goal is to promote peaceful citizen interaction at a particularly stressful time of year. Donors to the Fund will assess its contribution to their complementary, ongoing community safety programs.

$75,000

2016 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

The Chicago Community Trust (the Trust) is the third largest community foundation in the country. Created to ensure that Chicago area citizens have a means for providing long-term support to their community, the Trust pools donations in collaborative or donor funds that reside within the Chicago Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Trust. This award provides continued support for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund, which was established by the MLK Living Memorial Planning Committee. The award enables the Committee to complete the first public memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Chicago and to launch a series of events and projects that commemorate the 50th anniversary of his historic march into Marquette Park.

$300,000

2016 • 1 year • Migration

Founded in 1915, the Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates was established by local business leaders to support the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Chicago Community Foundation, which is the corporate entity of the Trust, manages pooled donor funds. In 2012, local philanthropies created the Illinois Immigrant Funders Collaborative (IFC) to support implementation of a federal program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which offers lawful status to undocumented immigrant youth. The recommended award contributes to the fund, enhancing capacity for legal services for immigrants in Illinois who are eligible for DACA and for a proposed expansion of the program for undocumented parents of American children, called DAPA. Opponents challenged the expanded program; the case is now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court with a decision expected by late June 2016. With IFC funding, immigrant service organizations educate the community about the federal programs, screen individuals for eligibility, and assist undocumented immigrants in applying for lawful status. Given the state budget impasse in Illinois, and the resulting cuts in public funding for immigrant service providers, IFC funds are critical to maintain an immigrant legal aid infrastructure in the state, and to prepare for the Supreme Court's decision on the programs' future implementation.

$2,000,000

2016 • 1 year 5 months • Digital Media & Learning

The Chicago Community Trust (the Trust) is the third largest community foundation in the country. Created to ensure that Chicago area citizens have a means for providing long-term support for their community, the Trust pools donations in collaborative or donor funds that reside within the Chicago Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Trust. This grant provides continued support for a donor-advised fund—the Chicago Hive Fund for Connected Learning—which was established with MacArthur support in 2013. It is designed to promote the transformation of Chicago's learning landscape by advancing the implementation of Connected Learning. This grant enables the Chicago Hive Fund for Connected Learning to develop a civic partnership that promotes the adoption of Connected Learning principles and strategies to transform learning in Chicago; and to serve as the primary anchor organization for LRNG - the learning platform of Collective Shift - in Chicago.

$300,000

2015 • 1 year 6 months • Migration

The Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates, including the Chicago Community Foundation, supports the residents of Chicago with grants to arts, social service, education, and community organizations. The Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative (the Collaborative) is a donorradvised fund of the Chicago Community Foundation. The Collaborative supports immigrant service providers in Illinois in implementing federal programs that offer temporary lawful presence and permission to work to unauthorized immigrants. The Collaborative's grantees educate immigrant communities about the federal programs, screen applicants for eligibility, and assist in filing applications. The Collaborative expands capacity for immigrant services in Illinois, while simultaneously laying the foundation for successful implementation of any future legalization program for the unauthorized population.

$850,000

2015 • 3 years 4 months • Digital Media & Learning

The Chicago Community Trust (the Trust) is the third largest community foundation in the country. Created to ensure that Chicago area citizens have a means for providing long-term support for their community, the Trust pools donations in collaborative or donor funds that reside within the Chicago Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Trust. This grant provides continued support for a donor-advised fund-the Chicago Hive Fund for Connected Learninggwhich was established with MacArthur support in 2013. It is designed to promote the transformation of Chicago's learning landscape by enabling the implementation of Connected Learning. The Fund will support activities of the Chicago Hive Learning Network and the Chicago City of Learning, two of the key vehicles for spreading Connected Learning in Chicago.

$1,000,000

2014 • 3 years • Community & Economic Development

The Chicago Community Foundation raises philanthropic funds and invests them in organizations and individuals working to improve quality of life in the Chicago region. Its Smart Chicago Collaborative identifies ways to use information technologies to accelerate a broad range of human and community development objectives. This grant supports the Smart Chicago Challenge, an initiative that aims to increase Internet access and its meaningful use to improve quality of life in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. The Collaborative will be the fiscal sponsor for the Challenge, supervise its managing director, and participate in meetings of the principals to set and refine strategy and evaluate the initiative.

$315,000

2014 • 2 years 4 months • Migration

This grant to the Chicago Community Foundation will support a donor collaborative to support the implementation in Illinois of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a federal program offering lawful status to undocumented immigrant youth. The donor collaborative, called the Illinois DACA Relief Initiative, supports immigrant legal aid, public outreach, and education. It will also design a survey of the technological capacity and needs of organizations serving immigrants in the state. These activities comprise a critical component of planning for the implementation in Illinois of any future broad legalization program.

$250,000

2014 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

The Chicago Community Foundation raises philanthropic funds and invests them in the organizations and individuals working to improve quality of life in the Chicago region; the affiliated Smart Chicago Collaborative program identifies ways to use information technologies to accelerate a broad range of human and community development objectives. This grant supports its Chicago School of Data project, an effort to map, describe, align, and build capacity among the organizations and individuals working to use data to inform urban development in Chicago.

$250,000

2014 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

This grant provides one-time start-up support to the Public Safety Action Committee (PASC), which was formed in 2013 in response to high rates of gun violence in Chicago, and now seeks to raise $50 million from corporations and foundations to support promising programs to reduce shootings. Housed at the Chicago Community Trust, PSAC will fund local anti-violence programs and will rigorously measure their performance to ensure that its investments are well spent, and to generate evidence of best practices to educate and inform public and private funders.

$1,300,000

2013 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

The Chicago Community Trust was created to ensure that citizens have a means for providing long-term support for important civic endeavors in their communities. This grant renews support to the Trust to support activities of the Chicago Hive Learning Network: developing activities for youth; carrying out professional development for Hive educators; and testing learning innovations based on Connected Learning. The Trust will oversee the re-granting of funds to Hive member organizations; cultivate new donors in support of the Hive funds; and, in collaboration with Hive staff, raise awareness of the Hive Learning Network and Connected Learning among key local stakeholders.

$1,700,000

2012 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

These two grants--this one and another to Community Funds, Inc.--renew support for donor-advised funds at the New York and Chicago Community Trusts to fund activities of the Hive Learning Network in the two cities. The Hive networks are communities of civic and cultural institutions dedicated to transforming the learning landscape, and creating opportunities for youth to explore their interests in virtual and physical spaces. These grants provide an additional year of support for the Hive networks, with resources to develop activities for youth, to carry out professional development for Hive educators, and to strengthen the Hive Networks as sites for testing innovations in learning.

$250,000

2012 • 4 years 8 months • Digital Media & Learning

To fund new school- and teacher-led innovations in civic education in the digital age.

$1,500,000

2011 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

These grants will be used to expand resources at the Smart Fund at the Chicago Community Trust and at a similar fund for the New Youth City Learning Network at the New York Community Trust, which were established to support the collaborative activities of the members of Chicago and New York learning networks a centerpiece of the Foundation's digital media and learning initiative. The grants will provide resources for the networks for collaborative projects among participating civic and cultural institutions and to provide learning opportunities for more young people in the two cities. (Grant also made to Community Funds, Inc., #99432-0.)

$1,300,000

2010 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

In support of the Smart Chicago Trust Fund for activities of the Chicago Learning Network.

$1,000,000

2010 • 4 years • Community & Economic Development

In support of the Smart Chicago Trust Fund (over four years).

$500,000

2010 • 2 years • Housing

In support of general operations for the Partnership for New Communities (over two years).

$325,000

2009 • 1 year • Housing

In support of the Find Your Place in Chicago initiative.

$500,000

2009 • 1 year

To support the Unity Challenge Fund for Basic Human Needs.

$250,000

2009 • 1 year

In support of activities to advance an accurate Census 2010 count in the Chicago metropolitan area.

$1,000,000

2008 • 1 year • Housing

In support of general operations and a pilot program to stimulate sales of market-rate housing under the Plan for Transformation for the Partnership for New Communities.

$10,000,000

2007 • 4 years 6 months

In support of creating a donor advised fund to support the operations and mission of the Smart Chicago Collaborative. (over three years).

$1,000,000

2007 • 3 years 4 months

In support of the 2016 Olympics Fund for Chicago Neighborhoods.

$750,000

2006 • 2 years • Housing

For the Partnership for New Communities' participation in the Workforce Development Initiative for public housing residents (over two years).

$75,000

2006 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

To support the establishment of the Federation for Community Schools.

$1,500,000

2004 • 2 years • Housing

In support of the Partnership for New Communities (over two years).

$404,000

2002 • 3 years • Digital Media & Learning

To support the Campaign to Expand Community Schools in Chicago (over three years).

$600,000

2001 • 5 years • Digital Media & Learning

To support the Chicago High School Redesign Initiative (over five years).

$1,500,000

2001 • 2 years • Housing

To support the design and delivery of effective social services, including employment training services, to public housing residents at three developments: Madden Park, Ida B. Wells, and Clarence Darrow Homes (over two years).

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