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Crossroads Fund

Chicago, Illinois

Crossroads Fund was awarded $1,248,000 between 1992 and 2019, including 11 grants in Chicago Commitment and What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance.

$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 • 3 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 • 11 months

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 • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

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 • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

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.

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