A Strong Foundation for the Region’s Future

The needs of our community and the interests of our donors are ever changing. Our unique structure helps us maintain the agility to assist thousands of individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

Our structure includes both trust and corporate entities. In the trust entity, the majority of The Chicago Community Trust’s assets are administered under the Declaration of Trust signed in 1915. The trust entity serves solely Cook County, and six Chicago-area banks serve as trustees for these funds.

The corporate entity, The Chicago Community Foundation, offers flexibility with respect to the funds’ investment management and has a broader geographic area of concern. The Executive Committee of the Trust serves as the board of directors for the corporate entity.

View our 2013 financial highlights including assets, gifts and grant making.

Learn about our investments from strategy to management.