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Chicago Community Foundation

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Community Foundation was awarded $39,959,000 between 2001 and 2019, including 46 grants in Housing, Digital Media & Learning, Criminal Justice, Chicago Commitment, Community & Economic Development, and Migration.

$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

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

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