Sharing What We've Learned

Current, in-depth knowledge about our community is essential to our grant making and our donor services. On these pages you can explore research commissioned by the Trust to shape our strategies for change. You will also find reports on projects funded by the Trust that are of lasting interest to the community. In addition, we bring you the best and brightest ideas about community issues and effective philanthropy.

Research & Reports

Giving in Chicago | 04/09/2015

Commissioned by the Trust, this first-of-its-kind study examines charitable giving in the region, and how it compares to national trends. View the online report

Unity Fund 2013 | 12/23/2013

A summary of one year's progress in this special donor initiative to help those struggling in the wake of the recession

A look at our grants and their impact on the Chicago community in 2013


Watch Terry Mazany's June 18, 2014 address to the City Club of Chicago, sharing the ideas and innovations from On the Table.