Supporting Community-Led Projects to Reduce Summer Violence
May 28, 2019 | Grantee News | Chicago Commitment

The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities awarded grants to 181 neighborhood organizations in 21 South and West Side Chicago communities to support violence reduction programs throughout the summer. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000, totaling $1.1 million, supporting the largest number of community-led projects with the largest amount of funding in the Fund’s four-year history. The Fund is one of the four violence-reduction strategies supported by members of the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities. The Fund supports residents’ ideas and actions to make their neighborhoods more resilient and improve community-police relationships, like projects ranging from family mentorship in Bronzeville, to a jazz concert in Grand Crossing, and beekeeping trainings in Englewood, West Woodlawn, and West Garfield Park.

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