The strategies, investments and accomplishments of program-directed grant making for fiscal year 2012. Find a summary of grants in the Trust's first year of funding according to our new community goals.
Review of four years of grant making at the Trust specifically dedicated to relieving the sting of the recession. With thanks to our donors and the region's nonprofits, our vital partners in this fight.
Following the first-of-its-kind 2010 report, this 2012 update assesses the depth and quality of online local news coverage in our region. Created as part of the Trust's Community News Matters initiative
Report on inter-group relations in our region commissioned by the Trust in conjunction with GO TO 2040, the comprehensive regional planning campaign of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Report on hunger and food assistance programs commissioned by the Trust in conjunction with GO TO 2040, the comprehensive regional planning campaign of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
The Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative (Regional HOPI) is the Chicago metropolitan area’s integrated approach to exerting a collective, measurable impact on the foreclosure crisis. This document summarizes their progress and presents a Regional Action Plan.
Examines the financial, political, and administrative capacity of townships and municipalities to provide human services and begins to answer two primary questions: What is the current role of suburban townships and municipalities in delivering social services? What is their capacity to enhance their role in the future?
This first-of-its-kind resource for the Latino community is a collaborative effort between the Trust and the Center for Metropolitan Chicago Initiatives of the Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame.
Commissioned on behalf of the Illinois Food and Community Funders Group, a coalition of public and private organizations, this study explores the opportunities for joint or individual actions that would change the Illinois and Chicago food systems.