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Chicago Community Foundation

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Community Foundation was awarded $44,344,000 between 2001 and 2020, including 52 grants in Housing, Digital Media & Learning, Criminal Justice, Chicago Commitment, Community & Economic Development, and Migration.

$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

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.

$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 • 2 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.

$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.

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