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.

  • Alberto Morales


    As a student at Georgetown University, Alberto Morales found his purpose in opening doors for others through education. He began his career with the Georgetown Scholars Program, which supports and empowers first-generation students like himself. He has also supported education-focused grant making at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and school growth and student recruitment for the Cristo Rey Network. A year ago, he launched Morales Consulting, a social sector consulting firm partnering with mission-driven organizations to advance strategic planning, DEI, grant making, program design, and more. He is a 2020 recipient of Chicago Scholars “35 under 35” award that recognizes “a group of talented young professionals making an impact in Chicago.”

  • 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

    Founded in 2002, the Asian Giving Circle (AGC) is a grassroots philanthropic project that supports Asian and Pacific Islander-led nonprofits in Chicagoland. AGC is composed of members (i.e. donors) that are committed to pooling financial resources and supporting organizations that are advancing social justice through organizing, culture work, and/or collective healing. AGC is dedicated to being responsive to the current issues facing API communities – a landscape of communities that is incredibly diverse, composed of more than 30 ethnic groups speaking hundreds of languages and dialects.

  • Christine Munteanu

    Staff Expert

    Christine Munteanu (she/her/hers) is the Affinity Funds Program Manager for The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, Christine works with the Trust’s Affinity Funds (African…

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

$1.4 Billion in Total Grant Making Awarded by the Trust and Affiliated Donor Advised Fund Programs