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Crossroads Fund

Chicago, Illinois

Crossroads Fund was awarded $2,243,000 between 1992 and 2020, including 16 grants in Chicago Commitment, Equitable Recovery and Technology in the Public Interest.

$225,000

2020 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Crossroads Fund (Crossroads) is a public foundation that supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social, and economic justice in the Chicago area. It creates relationships between donors, grantees, grassroots groups and community members. Its work transforms unjust conditions, institutions, and policies to create greater equality and opportunity for all. This award supports two capacity building programs at Crossroads: the Capacity Building Initiative, and Cultivate: Women of Color in Leadership.

$500,000

2020 • 1 year • Equitable Recovery

 

The Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social, and economic justice in the Chicago area. It creates relationships between donors, grantees, grassroots groups, and community members. Its work transforms unjust conditions, institutions, and policies to create greater equality and opportunity for all. The Crossroads Fund hosts the Chicago Racial Justice Pooled Fund. The Fund addresses the needs of grassroots organizing groups responding to the impact of COVID-19 and the civil unrest that arose after the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

$225,000

2020 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

Circles and Ciphers, a project of the Crossroads Fund, is a hip-hop infused restorative justice organization led by and for young people impacted by violence. It offers arts-based peace circles for young men, women of color, incarcerated youth, and community members. It also provides restorative justice education opportunities to universities, high schools, and community organizations. With this institutional support award, Circles and Ciphers makes investments in strategic planning and implementation and establishes a budget stabilization fund.

$10,000

2020 • 7 months • Technology in the Public Interest

Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social, and economic justice in the Chicago area. It creates relationships between donors, grantees, grassroots groups, and community members. Its work transforms unjust conditions, institutions, and policies to create greater equality and opportunity for all. With this award, Crossroads Fund incubates and convenes community-led organizations and technologists with expertise to develop a coalition to address the use of invasive surveillance technologies.

$35,000

2020 • 3 months • Chicago Commitment

Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social, and economic justice in the Chicago area. It creates relationships between donors, grantees, grassroots groups, and community members. Its work transforms unjust conditions, institutions, and policies to create greater equality and opportunity for all. With this award, Crossroads Fund supports and administers three funder collaboratives in response to COVID-19 related concerns.

$225,000

2019 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Crossroads Fund (Crossroads) supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social, and economic justice in the Chicago area. It creates relationships between donors, grantees, grassroots groups, and community members. Its work transforms unjust conditions, institutions, and policies to create greater equality and opportunity for all. This award supports two capacity building programs at Crossroads: the Capacity Building Initiative, and Cultivate: Women of Color in Leadership.

$35,000

2019 • 6 months • Chicago Commitment

The Crossroads Fund is a public foundation supporting grassroots movements for racial, social, and economic justice. In 2019, Crossroads Fund's long-serving executive director retires and its program director steps into the executive director role. With this award, Crossroads Fund provides executive coaching and leadership trainings to the new executive director. It also provides trainings for its board and staff in successfully managing the leadership transition.

$250,000

2018 • 1 year 8 months • Chicago Commitment

Crossroads Fund (Crossroads) supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social, and economic justice in the Chicago area. It creates relationships between donors, grantees, grassroots groups, and community members. Its work transforms unjust conditions, institutions, and policies to create greater equality and opportunity for all. This award supports two capacity building programs at Crossroads: the Capacity Building Initiative, and Cultivate: Women of Color in Leadership.

$75,000

2017 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social, and economic justice in the Chicago area. In partnership with Woods Fund Chicago, Chicago Community Trust, and Chicago Foundation for Women, the Crossroads Fund supports a program called Cultivate: Women of Color in Leadership. The program, which is in its fifth year, offers coaching, relationship building, and skill development to cohorts of community leaders. This award supports the programmatic and administrative costs associated with the program, revisions to its curriculum, and a strategic planning process.

$50,000

2017 • 4 months

Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on the issues of racial, social, and economic justice in the Chicago area. Crossroads Fund in partnership with Woods Fund Chicago, Chicago Community Trust, and Chicago Foundation for Women supports a program that is designed to strengthen women leaders of color in Chicago. The program (Cultivate: Women of Color in Leadership), which is in its fifth year, offers coaching, relationship building, and skill development to cohorts of community leaders. With this award, Crossroads Fund commissions an evaluation to document the impact of the model, and to strengthen and grow the program. The evaluation process includes a meeting of Cultivate alumae to review findings and develop future programming informed by the evalution results, which will be shared broadly.

$20,000

2001 • 1 year

In support of the Critical Response Fund, which makes grants to Chicago-area organizations working to defend civil rights and combat racism and hate crimes.

$250,000

1998 • 2 years

To support a capacity-building initiative to provide financial and technical assistance to emerging community-based groups (over two years).

$150,000

1997 • 1 year

To support a five-year capacity-building initiative.

$98,000

1996 • 1 year

To support a five-year plan to enhance the fund's ability to attract donors and to expand its grantmaking activities.

$94,000

1994 • 1 year

To support a planning process to increase philanthropic capacity.

$1,000

1992 • 1 year

To support the conference "Walking On: Organizing Beyond the Quincentennial."

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