- Simple way to tackle the community's changing needs
- Leverage your contribution by pooling funds
- Minimum contribution: $10
If your passion is to improve life in our region, giving to unrestricted funds creates powerful philanthropy. Unrestricted funds are not bound to a particular charity or cause. The Trust's expert staff and its Executive Committee of civic leaders strategically direct these resources wherever need is greatest.
The Trust was created 95 years ago to understand the Chicago region's most pressing challenges, and to support the most effective emerging solutions. This heritage of deep community knowledge guides the Trust in applying unrestricted funds toward strategic grant making with measurable and lasting impact.
If you're ready to make your difference through unrestricted giving, you can make a donation online. Or learn more by contacting Jason Baxendale, Director of Gift Planning, at or 312.616.8000 ext. 110.