Why We Support This Work
Chicago is a global city with vibrant, diverse neighborhoods and a strong civic culture. And yet systemic racism creates unequal access to resources and opportunities for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, LGBTQIA+, and disabled people and communities—especially when these multiple identities intersect. A resilient and dynamic Chicago region is dependent upon a more equitable Chicago, where every Chicagoan has the opportunity to prosper and contribute to their community and where Chicago’s diverse voices are elevated, recognized, respected, and included.
What We Are Doing
We focus on strengthening local organizations including the creative sector, supporting civic partnerships on timely issues, investing in vital communities, and advancing diverse and influential leaders.
Our Areas of Focus
Our focus areas were designed with the priorities of Chicagoans in mind—taking heed of what residents and leaders believe are the most urgent concerns and promising solutions.
Leading or participating in partnerships to address critical or timely challenges with the goal of advancing racial equity and building a more inclusive Chicago.Learn More
Investing targeted resources in a small number of place-based initiatives and organizations that provide infrastructure support to neighborhoods.Learn More
Promoting and advancing diverse leaders whose influence will inform and improve decision-making across the city.Learn More
Other Enduring Commitments What are Enduring Commitments?
Areas of work in which we have long-standing, deep, and unwavering engagement.