The Chicago Community Trust awards competitive grants three times each year, to organizations making an impact within the following areas. Please click on any icon to learn more about our funding strategy and the types of projects eligible for grants.

What's open: Six funding areas currently have open RFPs, with proposals due May 1. There is also a grant program for Production Support for Artistic & Cultural Diversity which began with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process in February.

Arts and Culture

In addition, The Chicago Community Trust grants fund community leadership in the areas of Economic Development and Human Relations. However, at this time there is no application process for grants in those areas.

Learn more about the Trust's vision for the Chicago region, which shapes these funding priorities, in our grant strategy report (PDF).