When our neighbors do better, we all do better. Let’s work together to build a stronger Chicago region, for all of us.

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Creating a Thriving, Equitable, and Connected Chicago

Our Moonshot

Closing the Chicago Region’s Racial & Ethnic Wealth Gap

Only by making a shared commitment to equity, opportunity, and prosperity can we realize the region’s true potential. It’s as worthy a goal as reaching for the stars.

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Explore Our Inspiring Community in the Chicago Region

We collaborate and partner with impactful local organizations and individuals.

  • Diana Torres Hawken


    One can say that Diana Torres Hawken has come full circle. Her connection to The Chicago Community Trust began 16 years ago when she moved to Chicago, and her first job was working as a program assistant for the Trust. When she and her family were ready to make an impact on the larger community, Diana knew she wanted to honor her Colombian roots and turned to Nuestro Futuro (“Our Futuro”), an affinity fund of the Trust that supports Chicago-area organizations and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for the Latinx community.

  • The Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative (IFC)


    The Illinois Immigration Funders Collaborative (IFC) is a collaborative fund that provides grant dollars to organizations serving immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. IFC focuses its funding on three areas: urgent immediate needs, legal assistance for individuals, and advocacy and organizing to advance immigrant rights and justice.

  • Asian Giving Circle

    Community Leader

    The Asian Giving Circle (AGC), an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust, supports Asian and Pacific Islander-led nonprofits in the Chicago region through mutual aid and collective community giving. For over twenty years, AGC has pooled resources from its members to provide grant funding in support of the diverse and evolving needs of the region’s AAPI community.

  • Christen Wiggins

    Staff Expert

    Christen Wiggins is the interim senior director of community impact for the Trust’s Catalyzing Neighborhood Investment strategy. Prior to this role, she oversaw grant making…

Maximize Giving

We partner with individuals, families, and businesses to transform a vision for change into meaningful impact in Chicago and beyond.

Our Donors

A Century of Impact

For more than 100 years, The Chicago Community Trust has been a partner and ally to Chicago-area residents committed to our region's potential for greatness.

Our History

Strengthen Community Together

We convene leaders, changemakers, communities, and passionate individuals to support the Chicago region.

Our Community

Learning & Impact

$1.5 Billion in Total Grant Making Awarded by the Trust and Affiliated Donor Advised Fund Programs